Getting a daily serving of greens (such as spinach, kale, or broccoli) is a simple way to brighten your complexion and fight aging. These dark greens are packed with carotenoids that contribute to healthy, perky skin. As a bonus, a daily dose of fiber rich greens will promote fat loss – especially when you eat these greens instead of a calorie dense side, such as rice or potatoes.
Start with the tasty spinach salad recipe below!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Refreshing! That is the first word that comes to mind from a blissful bite of this salad. With fresh baby spinach, tender caramelized onions, sweet juicy strawberries and crunchy sliced almonds, this salad is a minefield of pleasurable flavors. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the goodness of greens.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
Here’s what you need…
For the Fresh Tarragon Dressing:
¼ cup olive oil
3 Tablespoons golden balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon melted raw honey (OR 10 drops liquid stevia)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons fresh tarragon, minced
¼ teaspoon sea salt
dash of black pepper
For the Strawberry Spinach Salad:
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ red onion, thinly sliced
8 cups baby spinach
8 strawberries, sliced
2 avocados, pitted and cubed
2 Tablespoons sliced almonds
Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until fully combined, set aside.
Place a small skillet over medium high heat. Add the olive oil and sliced onion. Cook for 8-10 minutes, adding a Tablespoon of water halfway through the cooking time. Once the water has evaporated and the onion is tender, remove from heat and set aside.
In a large bowl toss the spinach with the Fresh Tarragon dressing. Top with the sliced strawberries, cubed avocado, sliced almonds, caramelized onions and a sprinkle of sea salt and black pepper. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 185 calories, 16g fat, 7g carbohydrate, 86mg sodium, 1g sugar, 6g fiber, and 4g protein.