The flavour combinations in this salad work really well and the colours shout health and vitality. The vitamin C from the blackberries will increase the amount of iron absorbed from the spinach; spinach regularly appears on the lists of super foods and has high levels of calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Iron is an important part of haemoglobin, the substance in our red blood cells that transports oxygen around our bodies.
Walnuts are a great source of omega 3 oils and feta cheese is lower in fat than cheddar. The fat from the cheese and olive oil in the dressing help the absorption of fat soluble vitamins from the spinach.Perfect for eating on its own or served with flaked smoked mackerel for a delicious lunch or supper.
This is a good meal to have on a day when you are not training as it will help keep you full without eating a lot of carbs.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
- 200g fresh blackberries
- 150g-250g fresh spinach leaves
- 50g feta cheese
- 20g walnuts
- 20ml raspberry vinegar
- 10ml olive oil
- Lay the spinach leaves on a plate or bowl.
- Arrange the blackberries, crumbled feta cheese and walnut pieces on top of the spinach.
- Mix the raspberry vinegar and oil in a bowl and drizzle on top of the salad.
- Total Calories 469 Kcal
- Protein 17g
- Carbs 23g
- Fat 35g
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