Confession – I have a love hate relationship with salads. And by that, I mean, I hate them. FYI: I’ve never met a vegetable I didn’t like: brussel sprouts, bring it! spaghetti squash, yes please! carrots, hand ’em over!
…but salads…No thank you. I’ll pass. And bytheway, where’s the bread?
So as you can imagine, it’s time to get creative. Which brings us to – Spinach vs. Wheatgrass
Spinach is a dark leafy green that’s great fresh, sauteed, or even canned (shout-out to Popeye!). Three cups of this fresh green (about one cup when cooked) contains about 20 kcals, 13% DV of potassium, 2g protein, 510% DV of vit K, 160% DV of vit A, 40% DV of folate, 15% DV of iron, and more.
Wheatgrass is the green leafy sprouted part of the wheat plant and is usually consumed as a powder or juice. This “miracle” food is an extremely popular add-on in smoothie and juice bars because it provides concentrated amounts of nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C, and E.
My winner: SPINACH
While I’m not ready to ditch my wheatgrass shots completely, if I have to choose between the two, spinach is much easier to incorporate into my everyday life. I can throw it in a peanut butter and banana smoothie in the morning, saute it with chopped onions in the afternoon, or eat it raw when I’m feeling extra healthy. Also spinach takes on the flavors of whatever you season it with, and wheatgrass pretty much always tastes like dirt.