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Spinach Powder Benefits and 8 Ways to Use It

Most of us know eating more greens is good for us. With winter fast approaching we all want to boost our bodies natural defences. This article is designed to either fuel your curiosity or answer some questions, or both.

Spinach Powder is made by dehydrating fresh spinach leaves and grinding them into a fine green powder. This process retains most of the nutritional benefits of fresh spinach, making it an excellent alternative for those who might not always have access to fresh greens.

Nutritional Benefits of Spinach Powder

Spinach Powder is rich in:

  • Vitamins: A, C, K, and several B vitamins.

  • Minerals: Iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

  • Antioxidants: Flavonoids and carotenoids.

  • Fiber: Aids in digestion and promotes gut health.

Sure eating fresh is always best, but what about fussy eaters, access to produce issues or if you want to get creative with cooking? Spinach Powder is a great option, it won't wilt and is a perfect option for campers, hikers and travellers due to it being very lightweight.

Spinach is a very easy vegetable to grow and doesn't take up a lot of room in the garden. You could probably grow it in a pot inside, making it super easy to have access to fresh spinach at your fingertips! If you have a dehydrator you could even try making your own Spinach Powder. In the meantime, you can cut out the middle man and purchase Spinach Powder in easy to use resealable bags, wholesale quantities available.

Click on the image below to read an article from Brickhouse Nutrition on the benefits of Spinach Powder.

Now let's get into the nitty gritty. The fun part where you get to be creative in the kitchen in a healthy way. This list is by no means the only ways you can use Spinach Powder in the kitchen. Some are quick and easy, some require a bit more preparation and time. Either way we hope you find something useful or you are inspired to try your own version.

1.Soups and Sauces

Adding Spinach Powder to soups, sauces and other wet dishes such as casseroles is a great way to get a nutritional boost. It will add an earthy flavour to tomato based dishes such as casseroles, Italian or Mexican foods.

2. Egg Dishes

Whilst not an obvious choice, adding Spinach Powder to egg dishes like omelette, scrambled eggs, frittatas and quiche will add essential vitamins and minerals to a protein packed meal or snack.

3. Pasta, Pizza and Rice Dishes

Sprinkle Spinach Powder over rice or quinoa during cooking for a colorful and healthy twist. Add some to your next homemade pizza dough. If your industrious enough to try your hand at homemade pasta check out our recipe for Spinach Egg Pasta.

4. Seasonings and Dressings

Next time you fire up the barbie or smoker try making your own seasoning by combining spinach powder with other herbs and spices to create a nutrient-packed seasoning blend. Pair your favourite protein with a fresh salad accompanied by your own signature salad dressing with added Spinach Powder.

5. Baked Goodies

Enhance the nutritional content of your baked goods by adding Spinach Powder to muffins, bread, pancakes, and waffles. Typically, 1-2 tablespoons per batch will suffice without altering the taste significantly.

6. Drinks

We've all heard about green smoothies and protein shakes, but have you tried putting Spinach Powder in any other drinks? There's the obvious choice of juice, perhaps coconut water? What about green tea or match latte? Herbal teas? Almond milk with a dash or two of vanilla extract? Then there is always good old fashioned water with a squeeze of lemon or lime!

7. Slice it up!

How do you slice Spinach Powder? Well you don't of course but you can mix it into some homemade slice for an added hit of nutrition. Whether it's dessert bars, protein bars or savoury slice there's sure to be something for everyone.

8. Beauty Products

Yep! Don't just put it IN you, put it ON you! From bath bombs, to face masks to body scrub. Click the links below to read more.

There you have it. 8 ways to brighten up your life that will have family and friends green with envy! Thank you for taking the time to read this article, I hope you found it as interesting to read as it was to write. Why not try something new? You might surprise yourself with what you can do or what your taste buds will like.

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