Power Spinach Salad

| July 11, 2011 | 9 Comments

Greens are the highest alkaline forming foods and they are full of vitamins A, K, and D. Adding spinach to your meal is an excellent way to alkalize your diet.

This is very simple and tasty salad is full of powerfoods ; everyone I have served it to enjoys it very much.


1 pound fresh Spinach
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup Olive Oil
few drops of Stevia
Tamari or Braggs to taste
1 avocado, diced
1/4 cup chopped Walnuts, roasted till golden
2 mandarin orange sections


1.    Wash and trim spinach; pat dry with paper towels.
2.    Combine lemon juice, oil, stevia and Tamari or Braggs in large bowl; add avocado cubes, coating well with the dressing.
3.    Toss spinach and walnuts with avocado and dressing.
4.    Add mandarin orange sections and toss spinach salad again.


About Diana Herrington

I am the Founder and Author at Real Food For Life. Have been teaching cooking classes worldwide since 1982. Create original, healthy recipes and menus, which are gluten free and white sugar free. Also, the author of the GREEN means LEAN and Balance Your Body e-books. I turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar free, gluten free eating and cooking.



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Category: Meatless Monday, Recipes, Salad

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  1. barbara says:

    Thanks, for the Recipe.I use Spinach everyday.
    But what are Tamari or Braggs.
    Looking forward for you answer

  2. Tamari and soy sauce are almost the same. Soy sauce is made of fermented soy beans and grain. Tamari is made only with soy beans thus it is darker and richer in flavour.

    Braggs known as Braggs Liquid Aminos. Ingredients: made from health-giving, Certified NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free. No salt is added; it does have a small amount of naturally occurring sodium.
    I mostly use Braggs as it is less salty and seems healthier.

  3. Christine Farrell says:

    I’m going to have to give this one a try.
    I used to do a salad with Chinese Leaves, Spring Onions, and a large Orange – the dressing was a vinaigrette based on the juice from the orange. That saw me through 2 pregnancies!

    But walnuts – I’d like to use more, and I think I could enjoy in this mix.

  4. Christine, I love the sound of that salad! How about sharing it in more detail. :)

  5. Elaine says:

    There’s more to Tamari than just the ingredients. it’s also a beautiful and loving process.

  6. Stella says:

    I’m real happy to read your articles juice has help me my skins. I will give a try to the spinach salad but what is Tamari and Braggs.

  7. Happy to hear your skin has been helped. For more info on Tamari or Braggs go to this post: http://realfoodforlife.com/my-favourite-condiments/

  8. Jennifer Allison says:


    I agree with you about food combining and acid/alkaline diet…

    but I have a few doubts….Braggs has been seriously discredited, they use harmful stuff in the process, sorry I cannot remember where I read this, but there is enough on line to inform…I no longer use it…and I wonder that you only limit white sugar, I thought all sugar is acid forming?

  9. george says:

    i am into microgreen growing salads ,like sunflower , peas, etc. Do you think spinach salad is more beneficial to sunflower microgreens ?

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