Spinach is one of the few green vegetables I actually like, and it's this month's feature for the Herbs in Witchcraft series. We all know this vibrant, leafy green can make us stronger, but what other benefits and energies can it bring to our lives?
Do people still remember Popeye tearing open a can of spinach and dumping it directly into his mouth in order to gain temporary super strength? I recall this cartoon portraying some toxic masculinity, but it definitely made the vegetable a big deal. And maybe it actually can give you super powers. Let's dig into it.
Spinach has so many health benefits. This leafy green may help your vision, and it can give you a boost in energy. It supports heart and bone health, and may help to prevent cancer. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is often found in green juices. Spinach powder is apparently available as well. Add it to doughs for green bread or pasta.
I wasn't able to find information on herbal remedies, but it's clear that eating it has myriad benefits. From smoothies to salads, to indulgent baked pasta, adding this vegetable to your diet will keep your whole body healthy.
Magical Properties of Spinach
Spinach can help you lay the groundwork and take action toward your manifestations. It represents strength and endurance and has cleansing properties, as well. Because of its lightness, it is believed to help you connect with your inner child. Apparently, it can be a bit randy, bringing sexual energy, passion, and fertility. And of course, anything green is associated with abundance and prosperity.
Vibrant green spinach corresponds with the heart chakra bringing loving energy into your life. It's ruling planet is expansive and optimistic Jupiter. Its element is earth and its gender is feminine or receptive.
I haven't yet found any spells using the leaves, which just confirms that it's the perfect ingredient for kitchen witchcraft. We get the most benefit from this vegetable by eating or drinking it, so why not focus all our magic on that? Use it to call in a grounded love, more abundance, or the strength to stick with your goals until they manifest fully.
Recipes for the Kitchen Witch
This veggie can bring us so many health and energetic benefits. And it also happens to be pretty delicious. Any of these recipes could help you bring that awesome energy into your life.
- Mexican Spinach Dip
- Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells
- Spinach Alfredo Mac & Cheese
- Chickpea & Spinach Curry
- Creamy Garlic Spinach Dip
- Potato & Spinach Curry
- Spinach & Cheese Baked Eggs
What's your favorite way to enjoy this ingredient? Let me know in the comments. Share your recipe photos with me on Instagram and hashtag them #awesomeon20. I can't wait to see what kind of magic you're creating in your kitchen.