Spinach Mushroom Avocado Salad

This detox salad has it all!!! Here are some interesting facts about a few of the ingredients in this delicious salad.

Popeye definitely knew what he was talking about when it came to spinach. Spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients. Dark, leafy greens like spinach are important for skin, hair, and bone health. They also provide protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals.
Avocados,  also known as an alligator pear or butter fruit, is the only fruit that provides a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA). Avocados are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals.
Goji berry benefits include the ability to help treat diabetes, hypertension, infectious diseases, and common illnesses like the cold or a fever. They’ve also been used to help fight depression and anxiety or other mood disorders. They’re a great source of antioxidants known as beta-carotene, plus other phytonutrients that help protect skin and eye health. Thanks to their ability to reduce blood glucose, regulate cholesterol levels and keep triglycerides at an ideal balance, they’re also shown to prevent heart disease.
Baby Bellas are low-fat, cholesterol-free and a rich source of essential vitamins and minerals that can enhance your health and help prevent disease. These nutrients include selenium, niacin, copper and pantothenic acid. Baby Bellas have an intense, meat-like flavor when cooked and are what I use in place of meat a lot of the time.
In just one cup of cauliflower, you get a ton of nutrition. It is an excellent source of vitamin C. It also has other essential vitamins, like A, B6, E, K, folate, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, choline, thiamin, and niacin. In addition, it has minerals like potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium. And finally, it also has dietary fiber, but almost zero grams of fat, sodium, and sugar. I am going to write more about this awesome vegetable that I eat almost every day when I get a chance. OH! and my dog loves it too!!

Ingredients:

1-2 handfuls of baby spinach (you can never eat too much spinach)

4-5 cherry tomatoes ( yellow or red)

1 cauliflower stem cut up

11/2 tsp goji berries

2 baby bellas sliced ( I like to sautee mine in grass fed butter before)

1/3 avocado sliced

for the dressing:

1/2 lemon squeezed

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

broccoli sprouts and chia seeds to garnish

Directions:

1. in a small mixing bowl add ingredients for dressing, whisk, and set aside.

2. sautee your mushrooms until golden brown ( about a minute 1/2 each side)

3. Add all ingredients to your favorite bowl and arrange any way that pleases you.

4. drizzle dressing on top, add garnish. ENJOY!!

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