Baby Spinach and Beet Salad

Baby Spinach and Beet Salad

After my Green detox smoothie this morning, my lunch consisted of this beautiful lightly dressed salad.    Beets are an excellent detoxing food because they have a huge amount of phytonutrients.  We steam them breifly in this recipe, making them more appealing for a salad, but they are very good raw as well.  Just grate them up and toss them on the salad if you don’t want to steam them.

  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 beet, peeled and chopped very thin, and steamed for 5 minutes
  • 1 mandarin orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Honey (or agave)
  • 1 garlic clove crushed (allow to sit for at least 5 minutes)
  • salt and pepper to taste

The first thing you want to do is dress the spinach and let it sit for about 10 minutes so that the leaves wilt a tiny bit.  While the spinach is wilting, steam the beat for 5 minutes or until its tender enough to be peirced with a fork. Then just add the rest of the ingredients, mix it up, and enjoy!

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