Did you know that one of the best things you can do if you are suffering from seasonal allergies is eat dark, leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach?
Find out other tips for preventing allergies on Thursday in my Spring Allergy Prevention Plan blog post.
The reason is two-fold. First, greens keep your immune system operating at peak performance. Second, greens are rich in quercetin, a compound in dark green and red spices, fruits, and veggies that stops the histamine reaction to allergens. So you want to load up on quercetin-rich foods when allergies attack.
You’ll also love the taste of this salad. On a bed of quinoa, spinach combines with sweet, seasonal blueberries and it’s all dressed with a lemony dressing that feels like spring thanks to the basil.
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
SPINACH AND BLUEBERRY SALAD WITH LEMON BASIL DRESSING
Ingredients [serves 2]
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 pint organic blueberries
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups vegetable broth (yeast free)
- Dash of sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt)
- 1/4 cup sliced raw almonds
- 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Zest and juice of one lemon
- 2 tbsp. chopped basil
- Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) and black pepper to taste
Combine quinoa and vegetable broth in a pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until water is absorbed, which is about 20 minutes.
Combine spinach, blueberries, almonds, and salt to create the salad.
Whisk all dressing ingredients together and dress your salad. Place over a bed of quinoa and enjoy!
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