Many of you know that I started making Spinach Cubes when I found myself anemic and in desperate need of iron in my diet. I had a hard time with red meats and so I began to research my best options.
This is a very simple recipe and something I have continued to make for over a year now!
Why Sautéed Spinach is a Good Source or Iron (and other minerals)
There are benefits to consuming both raw and cooked spinach. With raw spinach you are getting vitamin c, folate, potassium, and riboflavin. However cooking spinach will increase the amount of protein, fiber, vitamins A and E, iron, calcium, magnesium, and zinc that your body can absorb. In addition cooked spinach will allow your body to get important carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
1 Large container organic spinach
1tsp Apple cider vinegar (optional)
Add Spinach into a large pan and place on stovetop on low. Add about 1 cup of filtered water (the optional ACV) and sauté until spinach is thoroughly cooked.
Place sautéd spinach into a high power blender ( I use a VITAMIX) and blend until smooth about 1 minute
Let cool for a few minutes and then pour blended spinach into ice cube trays (this is the one I use)
Freeze and then place into a freezer safe bag/ container.
I add one cube into my morning smoothie just about every day! You can’t taste it and I am always starting my day off with a green veggie. Have you made my simple Spinach Cube recipe before? Comment below!