blueberriesTalk about power salad! This one includes the health benefits of blueberries and spinach.

The Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries are full of fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient content, all supporting heart health. The fiber in blueberries helps lower the total amount of cholesterol in the blood and decrease the risk of heart disease.

New research suggests that frozen blueberries deliver a bigger dose of disease-fighting antioxidants than fresh. Frozen or not, blueberries have one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits and may boost memory, cardiovascular system, and eyesight.

The Health Benefits of Spinach

It may not be as popular as kale, but spinach is just as healthy — if not more so. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

Blueberry-Spinach Salad

  • 1qtblueberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced
  • 1ozfresh spinach, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/4cupalmonds, chopped and toasted
  • 1/2cupsugar
  • 1/2cupolive oil
  • 1/4cupdistilled white vinegar
  • 1Tbsponion, minced
  • 1/4tsppepper
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, olive oil, vinegar, onion, and pepper. Cover and chill for one hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the blueberries, spinach, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.
  3. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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