It’s hotter than “blue blazes” in Texas, already! The heat and humidity make me want to eat lighter meals with lots of fruits and veggies. The blueberries at Saturday’s farmers market looked plump and juicy so I brought home a basket for snacking and to put in this healthy yet yummy salad. Low in calories, just 100 in an entire cup, blueberries also rank the highest of any fruit for their antioxidant properties. Besides their sweetness and cuteness those are two good reasons to munch on some blueberries this summer.
Spinach, also chock full of antioxidants is rich in fiber, aiding in a good digestive tract. As for the cucumbers; cucumbers are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated while helping the body eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. The dressing made with greek yogurt, herbs de Provence and a splash of lemon juice are all you need to round out this healthy summer salad.
Personally I can’t think of any reason not to eat this delicious and healthy salad. Quick and easy to throw together, healthy and pretty to look at. Now, I’m hungry! Off to munch on a handful of those low cal berries!
Spinach & Blueberry Salad
Fresh baby spinach
Sliced organic cucumbers
Wash and pat dry spinach and berries. Toss ingredients together.
Yogurt & Herb Dressing
6 ounces greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. herbs de Provence, or any mixture of your favorite herbs, minced
1 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
Whisk all ingredients together and spoon over salad.