Meatless Monday: Coconut Creamed Spinach {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo}


Coconut Creamed Spinach {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo}

 

This past weekend I was Arizona at the DVRT Master Trainer’s Summit learning and connecting with the best of the best trainers in the WORLD.  I could not have had a better time and walked away with so many ideas that I cannot wait to put into action.  

I literally love everything about the Summit and while the Arizona heat (it was 97 DEGREES!) was a nice change from the cool weather, I have to say that I really, really missed the cool fall weather at home in New York and all the warm, yummy comfort food. 

As I sit here in the airport in Phoenix, the one thing I am craving more than anything is this dairy free cream of spinach dish.  I realize this is a repeat but it’s so comforting and delicious that it’s worth sharing again though I am kinda craving it with kale this time! 

The last time I made this it turned out FANTASTIC even if it is a far cry from traditional creamed spinach.  Not only is is healthier since it’s made with coconut cream, but it also includes some meaty mushrooms and a few mild piquante peppers for a bit of spicy sweetness.

Meatless Monday: Coconut Creamed Spinach {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo}

Meatless Monday: Coconut Creamed Spinach {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo}

Meatless Monday: Coconut Creamed Spinach with Mushrooms and Piquante Peppers {Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo}


 Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 8 oz of mushrooms (I used Baby Bella)
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk 
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb fresh spinach leaves
  • 10 piquante peppers, sliced 

Directions:

  1. In a large pan, heat olive oil then add onions and garlic and cook until no longer opaque.
  2. Add in mushrooms and cook until soft. 
  3. Add in coconut milk and fat, stir until fat is well combined then add in wine, sea salt and pepper.
  4. Slowly add in handfuls of the spinach, stirring until wilted. Repeat until all the spinach is mixed in.
  5. Lower heat and let reduce.
  6. While reducing, stir in peppers and cover pan with lid for about 10 minutes or so. 
  7. Creamed Spinach will be done once excess liquid has cooked off. 
  8. Serve and enjoy! :)
You might also like:  Easy Gnocchi Potato Salad {Gluten Free, Vegan}

 

 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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52 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply April 13, 2015

creamed spinach is one of my favorites but I have never tried to make it myself. This looks easy enough to follow! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    Omg, it was so easy! Give it a try!!!

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply April 13, 2015

Love this!!!!! I love the white wine with the coconut! How unique!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    The wine gave it a little acidity and made it taste just that much better ;)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply April 13, 2015

Well you have white wine, picante peppers, and spinach--definitely the makings of dinner in my book! I haven't had creamed spinach in ages--you can guess why. Love the addition of the peppers--Picante peppers are soooo good.
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    Reply April 13, 2015

    Yeah they are!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply April 13, 2015

Oh wow! This looks amazing! Such a unique and yummy combo!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    Thank you! It was really yummy! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply April 13, 2015

ooh I love a healthy alternative to creamed spinach. Can you use the lower fat coconut milk?
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    Yeah, definitely! I would just use a little less of it so it isn't so watery :)

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply April 13, 2015

I love spinach, period! I'm going to have to try this. Pinned it for later - thanks!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    Yay! Let me know what you think :)

Amber
Reply April 13, 2015

I know this is supposed to be meatless BUT grilled chicken would go delish with this :)
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    Reply April 13, 2015

    Oh yes it would! Don't tell any of the meatless folks but I have grilled chicken waiting for it with dinner tomo :P

Larissa
Reply April 13, 2015

Looks great! I love spinach. I normally use kale in my lunch salads, so I need more creative ways to use spinach.
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    I love spinach too, this is a great way to enjoy it a bit differently :)

Renee
Reply April 13, 2015

This looks so good! I'm going to sub out the coconut milk and try it!

    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    It was delish! Let me know what you think :)

Rachel
Reply April 13, 2015

I've never had creamed spinach, but your photos make this dish look delish!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    I honestly hadn't either mostly because I don't eat a ton of dairy. It was really good though, and would taste fab with chicken or fish! :P

Nora @ 2 Generations Running
Reply April 13, 2015

I love mushrooms, coconut, and spinach, so this recipe sounds like a dream to me!!!! I'm definitely going to have to try this. Haha, I got hungry just thinking about it! :)
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    If you love all those things then you will definitely love this! Give it a try and let me know what you think! :)

Ivanna
Reply April 13, 2015

This look yummy Annmarie! I will have to give it a try for sure. Thanks for always sharing great and creative recipes!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 13, 2015

    You are welcome! ;) Thanks for always stopping by and checking them out!

Farrah
Reply April 13, 2015

Ah, you know I adore anything with coconut in it, and this look so darn good! *-* (Is it sad that I've never made creamed spinach before?) I wonder if the Chinese rice wine I have would work about the same as dry white wine...
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 14, 2015

    It's not sad bc I never have either until I made this and I am not even sure how close to a traditional recipe it is, haha! You can definitely use the rice wine!! Just gives it a little bit of acidity :)

Marcia
Reply April 13, 2015

This sounds really good! I love the idea of coconut milk.
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 14, 2015

    Thanks! The coconut milk really gives it a nice flavor! :)

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply April 14, 2015

OMG - I so love creamed spinach! I never thought to replace the cream with full fat coconut milk. Great idea!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 14, 2015

    Thanks!!! It was really good!! Hope you try it and enjoy! :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply April 14, 2015

I LOVE creamed spinach but have never tried it this way!! Great idea, Annmarie :) hope you have a great day!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 14, 2015

    You MUST try it like this, SO GOOD! Hope you have a great day too! :D

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply April 14, 2015

My mom LOVES creamed spinach, I'll have to show her this.
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    Reply April 15, 2015

    Yay! Let me know what she thinks! :D

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply April 15, 2015

ooooo I bet I could get Will to eat green food with this...yum!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply April 15, 2015

    It was really good! :P

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply October 12, 2015

That actually looks like the perfect spinach dish ever! I might actually be able to get my husband to eat spinach this way!

    aelicatese
    Reply October 15, 2015

    Hooray!

sarah@creatingbettertomorrow
Reply October 12, 2015

this looks so good and EASY and NUTRIENT dense...all wins in my house!
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melissa
Reply October 12, 2015

I am a sucker for anything with coconut in it, and this looks like such a great way to enjoy spinach too! Yum! So pretty.

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply October 12, 2015

Yum! You really have the best ingredients in this! I can't imagine it being anything but delicious!
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Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply October 12, 2015

My feelings about spinach have definitely changed since I was a kid. :-) This looks delicious.
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Michelle
Reply October 12, 2015

Looks so warm and delicious Looks yummy for a thanksgiving side too! :)
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Smitha @ RunningwithSDMom
Reply October 12, 2015

This recipe has ALL my favorite things! Must make it soon! Thanks for hosting!
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Jess @hellotofit
Reply October 12, 2015

Wine and coconut...who woulda thought?! It reminds me of that quote, "I like cooking with wine...and sometimes I even put it in the food!" Hehehe
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Carrie A Groff
Reply October 12, 2015

This sounds so yummy and would be a perfect side dish for the upcoming Holiday's!

Rachel @ athletic avocado
Reply October 12, 2015

I've always loved creamed spinach, and now I need to try this dairy-free version!
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Michele @ paleorunningmomma
Reply October 13, 2015

I will definitely make this! I always loved creamed spinach but for some reason hesitated to try making it with coconut milk, now I have to try though :)

Crystal Renaud
Reply October 13, 2015

I make a pretty damn good low fat Spinach and artichoke dip. But it of coarse has dairy and cheese. I think I would like to try this one though. Perfect for Holiday parties or a cold Saturday snuggled in. Looks great!
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Sarah
Reply October 13, 2015

Oh this would a delicious healthy side for the holidays!
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ilka@ilkasblog
Reply October 14, 2015

Creamed Spinach - one of the ultimate best comfort foods. Love this recipe. I will try it:)
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    Reply October 14, 2015

    Thanks so much! Hope you like it :)

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