Food for Fitness: Avocado Spinach Strawberry Salad

One of the main reasons why I love summer so much is for the abundance of fresh produce at my fingertips. The vibrant colors of the veggies look super appetizing, and the spinach packs a powerful punch of iron. Adding a salad to your meals will help you get the most out of your weight loss efforts. Get outdoors, stroll to the nearest farmers market, and create this antioxidant rich summer salad. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Avocado Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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Salad Ingredients:

    • 6 cups fresh baby spinach

    • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

    • 1 avocado, diced (or you can double this to 2 avocados!)

    • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese

    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

    • half a small red onion, thinly sliced

    • poppyseed dressing (recipe below)

Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (or any oil, such as olive oil)

  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp. honey

  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds

  • pinch of ground dry mustard (optional)

  • salt and pepper

Method

To Make The Salad:

Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until combined. Serve immediately.

To Make The Poppyseed Dressing:

Whisk all ingredients together until combined.

 

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