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Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie – It’s a Veg World After All®

This scrumptious Swiss chard smoothie combines a vibrant leafy inexperienced with mango, banana, and coconut for a tropical, nutritious drink.

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Anyone else having a tough time consuming veggies currently? Not solely has it been tough to make veggie-centric meals resulting from our rare grocery retailer journeys, however currently all I’ve needed is consolation meals.

Still, I’ve been experimenting with extra frozen greens (take a look at the Roasted Frozen Broccoli and Roasted Frozen Brussels Sprouts!) and making an attempt to make use of contemporary veggies instantly after getting dwelling from the shop. And once I’m actually in a rut, I flip to smoothies as a simple solution to get my greens in!

I invented this Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie throughout one in all my experimentations with veggie-based smoothies over the previous few weeks. Chard isn’t as fashionable as spinach or kale for smoothies, nevertheless it’s simply as nutritious!

Plus, chard’s barely bitter style helps to chop the sweetness of fruit in smoothies. That’s why I paired it with banana and mango, two of the sweetest fruits, on this recipe. The closing consequence goes down actual straightforward!

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Expert Tips for Swiss Chard Smoothies

  • You can sub different tropical fruits on this smoothie, equivalent to frozen pineapple or the frozen tropical fruit mix from Trader Joe’s. Whatever you might have readily available!
  • This Swiss chard smoothie recipe works nice with contemporary or frozen chard.
  • For some added protein, add some plain or vanilla Greek yogurt.
  • Other doable additions embody a touch of vanilla extract and/or lime juice.
  • If you buy a bunch of Swiss chard on the retailer, it’s going to most likely be an excessive amount of for the recipe. I like to recommend utilizing about 2 to three cups of loosely packed chard. The extra chard you employ, the extra bitter the smoothie shall be, until you add extra fruit. Keep this in thoughts whereas grocery procuring…possibly frozen is a greater possibility for you.
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Can you employ Swiss chard stems in smoothies?

Chard stems are edible and will be added to smoothies, however needless to say they’ll contribute a bitter style. Instead of mixing them with the greens, it can save you them for a enjoyable ornamental contact (like I did within the photographs right here).

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Tropical Swiss Chard Smoothie

A vibrant inexperienced smoothie with mango, banana, and coconut.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2 smoothies

Calories: 204kcal

Author: Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN

Ingredients

  • three cups chard leavesloosely packed
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mangoadd extra for a sweeter smoothie
  • three tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup almond milkor milk of alternative
  • Wateras wanted

Notes

  • Possible additions: plain or vanilla Greek yogurt (for extra protein), pineapple, lemon or lime juice. You also can use a mixture of chard and spinach for a milder style.
  • This smoothie works with contemporary or frozen Swiss chard.
  • Chard stems will be blended into the smoothie or used as an ornamental “straw” for serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoothie | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: fourg | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4233IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 2mg

Happy sippin’! – Lizzie

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