Five Ways to Love Fresh Spinach

Spinach has it all. Packed with anti-oxidants like Vitamin C, A, K, and B6, it’s also an excellent source of iron and fiber, and extremely low in calories. Raw spinach maintains more nutritional benefits than cooked spinach, and there are many ways to enjoy it—in salads (by itself or mixed with other leafy greens), in soups, and in beverages.

Even if spinach isn’t your favorite green, you can easily incorporate it into your diet with delicious smoothies made in your Vitamix blender. A serving of spinach is about a handful, and when you add fruit such as banana, grapes, apples, and pineapple, all you taste is the medley of fruits—a great way for kids to make friends with this dark green vegetable, too.

Enjoy a serving of spinach with these delicious recipes:

Strawberry Vinaigrette
Bright, fresh, and oil-free, it’s the perfect dressing for spinach salad.

Mediterranean Soup
Full-flavored, raw, and bursting with nutrition.

Spinach Cocktail
A surprisingly sweet spring tonic you’ll want to drink year round.

Garden Fresh Cocktail
This “garden in a glass” will refresh and restore energy with no added sugar.

Going Green Smoothie
A sweet introduction to green smoothies.