Recipe: Summer Spinach and Strawberry Salad
4 to 5 cups lightly packed baby spinach, rinsed
4 cups sliced strawberries
½ cup sliced almonds
2 to 4 tablespoons poppy seed dressing
Place the spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the poppy seed dressing over the greens and toss gently to coat. Continue adding tablespoons of dressing as needed until the greens are all evenly coated with dressing. Add the sliced strawberries and almonds, and gently toss to combine.
Optional: serve alongside grilled chicken for a perfect summer lunch!
Serves: 4 – 6
Time: 5 min
Color makes all the difference.
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables provide antioxidants (Vitamins A, C and E), as well as other essential nutrients that help the body get rid of the damaging byproducts that occur after intense training and help protect us from getting sick and feeling too sore. And yes – it’s important to eat a variety of colors often, because different colors give us different antioxidants and nutrients. Best ways to get a lot of color is by adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to a salad or smoothie! Use the salad recipe above to help jumpstart that creativity!