Spinach is bursting with carotenoids, which are powerful antioxidants that support the immune system by fighting free radicals and reducing stress and inflammation.
Spinach is also loaded with vitamins and minerals, like A, C, K, the B complexes (including folate), iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Sauteed Spinach with eggs in the morning makes for a satisfying breakfast! You can eat spinach raw, in salads, smoothies, or sandwiches … or you add it to recipes (everything from soups to stir-fries).
3.5 oz/100g of raw spinach contains:
3.6 grams carbs
2.2 grams fiber
2.9 grams protein
This receipe can also be made with kale or swiss chard
(makes 6 servings)
● 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
● 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
● ¼ tsp red chili flakes
● 16 oz (450 grams) spinach, rinsed and dried, any tough ribs and stems removed,
● 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
● Pink Himalayan salt
● Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and chili flakes and sauté for approximately one minute. (watch the garlic doesn’t burn).
Add handfuls of spinach separately, mix well to make sure they are fully coated with oil.
Cover and let cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring 1-2 times.
Remove the lid and cook for approximately 5 minutes. Add vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.
Serve and enjoy!
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