Sautéed Fresh Lemony Spinach
How to Cook Fresh Spinach 🍋🌱🧄
If you’ve ever participated in our Clean Eating Challenge, you know that we eat A LOT of spinach.
There are many, many good reasons for this!
And as much as we enjoy our fresh spinach salads, we often need to mix things up with a beautiful plate of cooked fresh lemony spinach.
Cooked Spinach Benefits:
Spinach that has been heated has it’s very own health benefits! By eating cooked spinach you will absorb higher levels of vitamins A and E, protein, fiber, zinc, thiamin, calcium, and iron than eating your spinach raw. Important carotenoids, such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin, also become more absorbable.
Check out our articles on Vegetables Explained as well as the Best Plant Sources for Calcium.
- 1-2 Tbsps olive oil, avocado oil, or unrefined coconut oil
- 24 oz fresh spinach
- 3 fresh garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 a fresh lemon, freshly squeezed
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper