Popeye knew it long ago. One of the most widely available greens, Spinach can be found most places in the world. Excellent for the intestines, Spinach also contains the carotenoid neoxanthin which is known to fight against prostate cancer.
Excellent Source of:
Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Protein (contains all essential Amino Acids)
Serving Size 30g (~1 cup chopped)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from fat 1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 24 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily value may be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs.
Spinach Green Smoothie Recipe:
1 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup grapes
1 cup Fresh Spinach
~1/2 cup water
A perfect introduction to green smoothies. If you didn’t look at the color you would never know there was spinach in there.
Considered by many as their first choice in greens for their green smoothie, raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that is often considered refreshing, it’s not until it is cooked that its flavor becomes more acidic and strong. Spinach comes in several different types, Savory, Smooth-leaf, New-Zealand, Baby, etc. While most folks prefer the tender more mild properties of Baby spinach, no matter the type you choose it’s still Spinacia oleracea and will contain all the fabulous nutrition your body desires.
* Nutrition Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference