A delicious vitamin C boosting exotic salad

Winter is here and it is common to feel tired and slightly depressed during the cold and dark time of the year. Also – it is the flu season and colds come and go around us. We’re told to boost up on C-vitamin but sometimes you just don’t feel like eating another orange or clementine.

Here is an easy lunch recipe that combines spinach and papaya – both extremely healthy foods.

Spinach is one of those leafy greens that we should be eating on a daily basis. It is high in vitamin K, which is good for bone health and important for healthy teeth. Spinach is very nutrient dense – and is also considered an anti-cancer food, as it an anti-inflammatory.

Papaya is not just a creamy, juicy, delicious heaven of fruit – it is also very high in vitamin C. Even higher than orange! And with less calories and less carbohydrates than an orange (we’re comparing per gram) it is a great and filling alternative. I am obsessed with papayas and prefer the huge ones before the smaller since the big ones generally have a more intense taste.

Enjoy – and stay healthy!

Text and photo by Lisa Fuchs, December 2014

Lisa Fuchs is the author of “Delicious grain free baking” available on amazon. She also writes about healthy and creative baking, under the name Liesel on her blog: You will never find sugar or gluten in any of her recipes and most of them are also lactose free.