Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Strawberry Spinach Salad With Homemade Dressing

    I wanted to share with you a healthy recipe that is not only quick and easy to make, but it tastes great as well.  You can make it as a side dish or if you eat it for lunch you can drink a healthy 16 oz green smoothie along with it and be getting a good serving of fruits and vegetables.  Your taste buds and your body will love this dish!


3 Large Strawberries sliced
Bowl of Large Leaf Spinach or Baby Spinach
Blanched or Slivered Almonds
Red Onion chopped finely (amount to personal taste)

1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup White Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
1 Tablespoon of Poppy Seeds
Tip: If you like a sweeter dressing, you can add a teaspoon of honey or dark agave nectar

Mix the dressing well with a whisk or fork.  Pour over your salad and mix well.  It is a tasty salad and also very good for your body.  If you eat this 2 hours before working out the spinach will provide nitrates to your body which will make your exercise seem easier. I have actually tried this myself and maybe it was the power of suggestion but my workout did feel easier.  You can read post about it here: Tip of the Week From Self Magazine.

                                                                    Picture courtesy of Pinterest.

I'm linking up with How To Mommy for the Tasty Thursday Recipe Swap Blog Hop.  You can click the button below to enter the hop too.  Hope to see you on there, it's a great place to get some wonderful recipes!


The How To Mommy said...

That looks light and delicious! Thanks for linking up with Tasty Thursdays and sharing the linky!

Healthy Living Natural Beauty - Michelle said...

You're welcome! Glad you like the recipe, it's a healthy delicious dish.

Clairejustine said...

Looks yummy :)

Healthy Living Natural Beauty - Michelle said...

Thanks Claire!

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