Spinach

Spinach is simple yet versatile vegetable packed full of nutrients. It is rich in vitamins A and C and folic acid and contains potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. In addition, it is an excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer food, is associated with preventing macular degeneration, regulating blood pressure, and strengthening muscles.

The possibilities with spinach are endless. You can add it to a smoothie or use it in a soup, salad, or stew. What is your favorite way of adding greens to your diet?

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Fresh Spring Smoothie

This fresh spring smoothie was developed by Metabolic Balance in collaboration with celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters.

Ingredients: (2 servings)
2 apples, cut into chunks
1 avocado, cut in chunks
2 thin slices of chili pepper
1 handful baby spinach
3 sprigs mint
1 3/4 cups (400 ml) coconut water
4 ice cubes

Preparation:
Put all ingredients except for the ice cubes into a blender and process until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend until you reach the desired consistency. Divide the smoothie into two glasses and enjoy immediately!