Spinach is a nutritional superpower, with high amounts of antioxidents, vitamins, and minerals. It can also help improve eye health, promote healthy hair and skin, reduce blood pressure, and more (click here for a full list of benefits).
For a long time, most people didn’t get too creative with this treasured vegetable. They had it in salads, as a dinner side (creamed or sauteed spinach, for example), and that’s about it.
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More recently, spinach has become a popular juicing ingredient. Salads and sauteed spinach are great, but they don’t go down nearly as smoothly as fresh spinach juice.
Plus, a glass of spinach juice can be enjoyed at any time of day, from early morning to late at night. Unless you like eating spinach salads for breakfast — in which case, power to you — juice is probably your only palatable option for any-time-of-day spinach consumption.
Be sure to check the pro tips below the ingredients list for suggestions on produce preparation and recipe variations.
Before we get into the recipe, let’s review the extraordinary health benefits of this leafy superfood (and the other ingredients in the juice you’re about to make).
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Spinach Green Juice Nutritional Value
Spinach is loaded with nutrients in a low-calorie package.
The 4 ½ cups of raw spinach in this juice contain approximately:
- 4 grams of protein
- 135 milligrams of calcium
- 3.6 grams of iron
- 108 milligrams of magnesium
- 751 milligrams of potassium
- 261 milligrams of folate
Spinach juice also contains vitamin A, vitamin K, phosphorus, and thiamine.
This juice gets even more nutrient dense when you factor in the other ingredients. More health benefits are listed below.