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Strawberry-Orange Spinach Salad

Posted May 21 2009 12:00am

This salad is as yummy as it is pretty. In fact, I ate it for breakfast. Spinach, strawberries and oranges are nutrient dense superfoods that we all should eat more of. One cup of raw spinach contains nearly 200% of the daily value of vitamin k-which is important for bone health, along with being a good source of calcium and potassium. Strawberries help protect against macular degeneration. Spinach, strawberries and oranges all contain phytonutrients that protect against cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. Oranges alone have over 170 different phytonutrients. These can't be replicated in a vitamin pill, which is why it's so important to skip the supplements and get your nutrition from whole foods. This recipe makes enough for 1 salad, with enough salad dressing for 3-4 salads and it keeps well in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Strawberry-Orange Spinach Salad
1 1/2 c. spinach
5 strawberries, halved
1 orange-zest it, then juice 1/2 of it and section the other half of it
Place spinach, strawberries and orange sections in bowl, sprinkle zest over top.
Combine to make dressing:
2 T. orange juice
1/2 T. olive oil
pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp. rice vinegar
Spoon dressing over salad and chill any leftover dressing.

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