August 15, 2017 2 min read

Creamy Low Carb Spinach Dip

 

Spinach dip is one of those things that go well with everything, from veggies and meat dishes to sandwiches. You can even enjoy it as a snack between meals! For a quick treat, serve it with vegetable sticks, cucumber slices, cheese, or lettuce wraps. Or use it as a topping for pancakes and crepes - along with some crispy bacon.

The problem is that most dip recipes call for refined vegetable oil, flour, corn starch, and other fattening ingredients. That's why I'm so happy to share my own spinach dip version! It's gluten-free, low in carbs, and super easy to make. Not to mention its high protein content!

This healthy and easy DIY dip is ready in minutes and requires no cooking. The ingredients are light and healthy, offering a lot of nutrition per serving.

Let's take spinach, for example. Rich in zinc, fiber, iron, and B-complex vitamins, it's one of the healthiest foods you can eat. The flavonoids in this veggie scavenge oxidative stress and keep cholesterol from oxidizing. They also delay the aging process and support cellular regeneration.

Lutein and zeaxanthin, two potent antioxidants in spinach, protect eyesight and fight inflammation. Chlorophyll neutralizes the toxins produced when grilling foods at a high temperature. This means that if you serve grilled meat or fish with this spinach dip, you'll protect your cells from harmful chemicals, such as heterocyclic amines. As a result, your risk of cancer and chronic diseases will drop.

Spinach also helps maintain your blood pressure stable due to its high potassium content. In the long run, it protects against cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, stroke, and atherosclerosis. Its health benefits are backed up by science.

One cup has only seven calories, so you can enjoy it in large amounts without feeling guilty. This veggie is a great addition to healthy recipes, protein smoothies, weight loss drinks, and home cooked meals.

Our spinach dip recipe also calls for Nutralean, the best protein for weight loss. With over 30 grams of protein per serving, it fills you up instantly and kick-starts your metabolism.

Greek yogurt, another key ingredient, has twice as much protein as regular yogurt, so use it this recipe! It's creamy and full of flavor!

Don’t forget about chestnuts, which are packed with fiber, copper, and manganese. These delicious, crunchy nuts suppress appetite, keep your bones strong, and increase antioxidant levels in the body.

Here is what you need to make this creamy spinach dip:



Ingredients:

  • 6 scoops Natural Nutralean
  • 1 PKG Ranch dip mix
  • 1 PKG chopped spinach
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 can water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 1 cup full fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup white onion 


Directions:

 

  1. Mix all ingredients, except for Nutralean, into a bowl. 
  2. Add in Nutralean. 
  3. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight to let the flavors mingle. 
  4. Serve it with your favorite meals or snacks. Enjoy! 

 

Recipe makes 12 servings


NUTRITIONAL VALUES FOR ONE SERVING:

I guarantee this is one of the best dip recipes you'll come across! Its creamy texture and rich flavor will leave you craving for more!

 

xo Melanie 


 

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