Fights depression and anxiety. Quinoa’s not only an awesome vegan protein source—it’s also a complex carbohydrate that can help prevent depression and anxiety by increasing levels of serotonin in the brain. And beyond the mood-boosting B vitamins in spinach, mushrooms are a source of selenium, a compound that may help fight depression . This superfood-packed salad’s got all the goods!
Warm quinoa, spinach, and shitake salad
2 cups slices shitake mushrooms
¼ cup low fat feta cheese
1 cup cooked quinoa (use directions on package
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
Sea Salt to taste
1 bunch of raw spinach
Marinade mushrooms in vinegar and olive oil for a minimum of one hour. Prepare quinoa as directed. Add all ingredients together. Poor any remaining vinegar/oil mixture over salad. Season with Sea Salt and pepper.