In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil with one minced garlic clove.
Add grits, stirring and lowering heat to med-low.
Season with salt and pepper and cook for five minutes, until thickened.
Remove from heat and stir in cheese and heavy cream.
Cook bacon until crispy.
Drain on paper towels and then chop into small pieces.
Reserve 2 tbsp bacon fat in pan.
Add shrimp and one minced clove garlic to pan.
Season with salt and pepper and sauté until pink.
Remove from pan and keep warm.
Add remaining minced garlic clove and shallot to the pan and cook for 1 minute, stirring often.
Add spinach to pan and toss and cook until flavorful and wilted, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
To serve: place the garlic cheese grits in a bowl and top with spinach, shrimp and bacon.