This recipe is a nice light and fresh salad perfect for those hot summer days. I used Just Like Sugar which I highly recommend if you are trying to remove sugar from your diet. Just Like Sugar is not an artificial sweetener, but it’s a natural sweetener made from chicory and orange peels. Just Like Sugar has none of the strong aftertastes of stevia or artificial sweeteners and is not only pleasant tasting, it works great for all your cooking and baking needs.

Just Like Sugar is safe for diabetics, and Dr. Darren Weissman, DC has this to say about Just Like Sugar for those with diabetes: “Just Like Sugar goes way beyond its delicious flavor…..people diagnosed with diabetes are stabilizing their blood sugar levels and loving the taste.”

Summer Spinach Salad

1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
1 c. sliced fresh strawberries
1 large banana, sliced
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced

1/2 c. Just Like Sugar
1/3 c. mixture of Red Wine Vinegar & White Vinegar
1/3 c. olive oil
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1 tsp. ground mustard
1 c. fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced
1 tsp. poppy seeds

In a salad bowl mix the salad ingredients. For the dressing, mix the first five ingredients until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in thawed strawberries and poppy seeds. Drizzle over salad and mix in.

Just Like Sugar Ingredients
Ingredients: chicory root, calcium, vitamin C and natural flavor, orange peel.

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