Have you ever listened to someone go completely overboard when they talk about their love of spinach?
I have. I’m sure I’ve done it myself. I’ve probably done it right here on this very Internet.
Oh I just LOOOOVE spinach! I put it in smoothies! I wear spinach in my hair! On purpose!
Spinach is sooooo good for you that I can’t help but use tons of exclamation points and extra vowels when I write about it!!!! I love spinach so much that we go for long walks on the beach and write romantic poems and naughty limericks to each other.
Spinach and I are going to get married and I will carry spinach in my bouquet and people will throw spinach at us as we walk down the aisle and then go off to grow lots of baby spinach together.
Whatever. There are two reasons I love spinach, plain and simple:
1. Giant handfuls of spinach wilt into practically nothing upon cooking.
2. You can barely taste it.
This makes spinach the perfect gateway green for green leaf newbies. And this also makes spinach the perfect way to get something green into yourself when you don’t feel like a eating salad or making a smoothie or writing a poem or limerick or doing your hair.