Citrus, Berry, and Spinach Salad

This energy boosting salad with citrus, berries, and spinach is easy, refreshing, and bright. This salad is naturally vegan, raw, and packs in 5 servings of fruit and vegetables!

I made this citrus, berry, and spinach salad with almonds and a light vinaigrette, because I needed to feel energetic after a long day at work. I came home from worked and Googled “energy boosting foods” and the list I came up with that I could add to a salad included:

  • Spinach

  • Berries, specifically blueberries

  • Citrus

  • Almonds

This fabulous, fresh salad not only tastes great, it really does boost your energy and mood. It’s hard not to feel great after you enjoy a bunch of berries and citrus. I’m a big fan of a fully loaded salad, I’ve shared a bunch of them in the past and some of my favorites include:

Tips for this recipe:

  • Make sure to really whisk the vinaigrette ingredients - it’s best when the olive oil and lemon juice are really combined.

  • Substitute the berries if you have something else on hand (raspberries, blackberries, etc).

  • If you can’t find clementines substitute for mandarine oranges.

  • If you can’t find triple washed spinach at your grocery store, then really rinse the spinach well before adding it to this recipe - nothing is worse than gritty spinach.

  • Toast the almonds if you’d like them to be a bit crunchier.


Yield: 2 salads

Energy Boosting Citrus and Berry Salad

This energy boosting salad with citrus, berries, and spinach is easy, refreshing, and bright.

prep time: 15 minscook time: total time: 15 mins

ingredients

  • 5 ounces fresh baby spinach, rinsed
  • 4 clementines, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

instructions

  1. Prepare all the fruit, mixed it with the spinach and plate it on a large plate or bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the top of the salad with the chopped almonds.
  3. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper and drizzle over the top of the salad.

calories

424

fat (grams)

29

carbs (grams)

42

protein (grams)

7

sugar (grams)

27

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