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Spinach Salad with Citrus Fruit

 

The Brazil nuts in this recipe provide crunch and selenium, a potent cancer-fighting antioxidant.  Just one Brazil nut per day supplies your daily requirement of selenium.

 

Spinach Salad with Citrus Fruit
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Ingredients

  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 1-10 oz. bag fresh baby spinach or kale
  • 1 cup berries or grapes, or 10 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 1/3 cups fresh clementine or mandarin oranges or grapefruit sections
  • 2 tbsp. raw sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped Brazil nuts
  • ¼ cup Raspberry Salad Dressing (recipe below)
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed and drained
  • 1-2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme or rosemary
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard or grainy mustard
  • 1-2 tsp. 100% maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. To Make The Salad:
  2. Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until combined.
  3. Serve immediately.
  4. To Make The Raspberry Dressing:
  5. Purée the raspberries in a food processor or blender.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and whisk in all of the remaining ingredients, starting with 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and adding more after tasting.
  7. Adjust the flavor by adding more maple syrup, salt, or pepper to taste.
  8. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.
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Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.  In addition to being rich in vitamins A, C, and K and a good source of potassium and fiver, it contains a number of antioxidants.

Strawberries – The combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents found in strawberries is well-known to fight against the onset of many different forms of cancer. Thanks to the vitamin C, folate, and the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol that they also contain, strawberries are a delicious defense against potentially cancerous cells.

Sunflower seeds are a good source of selenium. Studies suggest a strong correlation between low selenium intake and cancer incidence. One quarter of a cup provides over thirty percent of the daily value for selenium. The vitamin E so abundant in sunflower seeds has also been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer.

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