Is it weird to drink a new veggie before ever eating it?
I tried out a beautiful leaf of organic red chard today. I’ve never eaten chard before, but at the time of this photo, I was about to drink it!
This turned out to be an excellent smoothie! It was light and nutty and didn’t taste green at all. I don’t mind green-tasting smoothies, but I’m also glad to whip up a few concoctions that don’t taste green. It didn’t look green, either.
The one big leaf equals a little over 1 cup of greens, which is about what I use in my single servings. It worked out well!
This makes about 1 quart total – 432 calories in one large serving, or 216 if you split it with a friend. You can swap the nuts for any variety you like – I’ve used walnuts, cashews, and even 1 scoop ofin place of the nuts. It’s delicious every which way. (Different nuts or will affect the nutrition content – this info was generated based on walnuts). Full nutrition info follows the recipe.
Nutty Chard Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Ingredients (1-2 servings)
- 1 cup vanilla soymilk or other non-dairy milk
- 1 leaf swiss chard (approximately 1 cup, packed)
- 3 slices pineapple, round
- 5 medium strawberries, hulled
- 1/4 cup walnuts or other nuts
- 3 inch hunk of cucumber, peeled (about 1/4 of a medium cucumber)
- 4-5 ice cubes
Blend in a high powered blender oruntil smooth, approximately 45 seconds.