Healthy Tip of the Week: Freezing Spinach
I have a secret love for spinach, although, why should it be a secret? I am touching today on the fact that you can freeze spinach, then add it to your smoothies! But first lets look at some of the benefits that spinach has to offer:
- Low in calories, high in vitamins
- Full of antioxidants
- Versatile; can be eaten raw or cooked
- Helps the brain as it ages
- Great for your eyes
- Heart healthy
- It is easy to hide in certain foods so your kids won’t notice! No, for reals!
I try to put spinach in my meals whenever I can. I add spinach to my eggs in the morning. Use it as a salad. Place it on my sandwiches. And I LOVE to freeze it and put it in my smoothies!
Sure, I have used fresh spinach in my smoothies and it’s just fine. The reason I have started to freeze my spinach is because it adds an extra “icy” consistency and I feel it blends up better when its frozen. I like to buy my organic spinach at Costco in a huge box, this is another reason why I freeze half, because it doesn’t go bad.
Here is the healthy tip of the week: Freezing Spinach
Like I mentioned earlier, I hide spinach in my girls’ food all the time! This is the only way I can get veggies in their diet. We have smoothies at our house every day. I put spinach in them every time. See the smoothie recipe I made in this video HERE
I also like to hide spinach in sauces. When I make lasagna and spaghetti, I puree a few handfuls of spinach in my NINJA, then add it to the bottle of sauce. They have no idea!
For other healthy tips and recipes, see my 7-day meal plan HERE.