Every once in a while, there is nothing like a big leafy green salad. Kale is usually my go-to green (original, I know) but it is a nutrient-dense crucifer and also tastes good on day two and three, it’s hard to argue with that. But every once in a while I need something juicier.
I always forget about spinach (the kale of the 90’s). It is also a dark, leafy green (big nutrients), it still tastes good after an overnight fridge-wilt (because we commonly eat it cooked too, unlike most lettuces), and it tastes relatively mild. I’m not talking about boxes of pre-washed by a stranger baby spinach, I’m talking about full-grown heads of spinach that you have to chop and clean yourself. It’s so worth it, trust me, it’s far juicier and more flavourful. Save the boxed spinach for recipes like our Spinach and Artichoke Dip, or a convenient smoothie boost.