Any dark-leafed vegetable like spinach is a great source of potassium. If cooked, spinach should be steamed lightly so as to reap the potassium benefits. It can also eaten raw as part of a salad like a delicious and easy to prepare mango, spinach and avocado salad.
Another tempting way to have your spinach is as part of a soup, like the rich Italian spinach and chicken soup flavored with fresh Pesto.
Don’t forget that spinach can be part of your morning smoothie as well as part of your morning juice. Like a great green tea smoothie made of spinach, green tea and grapes or an apple/spinach juice.
A surprising alternative to spinach would be beetroot greens. They have slightly higher potassium content and are a little bitter, but definitely a healthy alternative.
A fat free cup of yoghurt contains 579mg of potassium. It is such a versatile food that can be part of an appetizer, used in the main course or as a desert. It can be taken on its own, mixed with a variety of fruits or as an ingredient in cooking.
Yoghurt can also be used as a healthier alternative low fat salad dressing.
Mixed with dried fruits and nuts, yoghurt and a little ice cream make such a delightful healthy snack for kids, and adults who are kids at heart!