Spinach, Grapefruit and Shrimp Salad

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Before you scroll down for the yummy recipe here are a few facts about our friend the Red Grapefruit  

Red Grapefruit

  • packs antioxidant power and possibly more heart benefits than the white grapefruit. In a preliminary 30-day test of 57 people with heart disease, those eating one red grapefruit daily decreased their LDL (bad) cholesterol by 20 percent and decreased triglycerides by 17 percent.
  • In contrast, those eating a white grapefruit reduced LDL by 10 percent with no significant change in triglycerides, compared with a group of people who didn’t eat the fruit.
  • Vitamin C-rich grapefruit as a juice, in salads, or by itself. The only way the body can get vitamin C is through food, such as citrus fruits, or supplements.
  • NOTE:Grapefruit interacts with certain drugs, including statins and antiarrhythmic medications, so check with your health-care professional.

Spinach Grapefruit and Shrimp Salad

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Prep time: 

10 minutes
 

Cooking time: 

3 minutes

 

Yields: 

4 people

 

Ingredients: 

8 cups fresh baby spinach

8 ounces small cooked Shrimp

2 red or pink grapefruit, peeled and sectioned, cut into bite size pieces

2 oranges, peeled and sectioned

Juice of one Orange  

1/2 teaspoon raw honey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds                                                                                                             

1/4 teaspoon sea salt                                                                                                                      

 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard                                                                                                                       

 2 tablespoons sliced raw almonds, toasted (optional)

Directions:  Place spinach in a large bowl. Add cooked Shrimp, grapefruit sections, and orange sections.

For the Dressing: in a blender, combine orange juice, oil, honey, poppy seeds, salt, and dry mustard.  Cover Pulse blend for 3—60 seconds. Pour half the dressing onto Spinach; toss gently.  Top with almonds. Serve remaining dressing on the side.  

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courtesy of Carol Takakura @ Creativewellnesswithcarol.com

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