This salad will really give you a bang for your buck.
Spinach is loaded with vitamins: like A, K, D, and E, is a good source of Omega 3 Fatty Acids, and alkalizes the body as do all leafy greens.
Phytonutrient compound found in avocados, such as polyphenols and flavonoids have been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, which reduce the risk of inflammatory and degenerative disorders. “Avocado intake is linked with an increased nutrient absorption. A study suggests that, when participants ate salad included avocados, they absorbed five times the amount of carotenoids (a group of nutrients that includes beta carotene and lycopene) than those who did not include avocados.” source: undergroundhealth.com
Articokes are good source of antioxidants such as silymarin, caffeic acid, and ferulic acid, which help the body protect from harmful free-radical agents. They are also rich in B-complex vitamins (niacin, B-6, pyridoxine, thiamine and pantothenic acid which are essential for cellular metaboic functions) source: nutritionandyou.com
1 bowl green Romaine lettuce
1 handful of mixed baby greens (or baby spinach)
1 handful of sprouted chickpeas (optional)
1/2 cup of artichoke hearts
1 diced avocado
1/4 purple cabbage chopped finely
2 grated carrots
6 (or more) kalamata olives
1/2 cup of cucumbers (chopped into cubes)
1/3 cup of pickled ginger
little rice vinegar or your choice of dressing
juice from half a lemon (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and serve.