Rainbow Chard Banana Smoothie

May 15, 2012 by Ali

Sommmme…wherrrrrrrre…ooooover the rainnnnbowww……

This.amazingly-delicious-rainbow-chard-smoothie-dream that you dared to dream….really will come truuuuuuue……..

Ha, ok being from Kansas, I probably should not willingly¬†offer up a “Wizard of Oz” reference. (For all of you folks from other states who proudly pull a “you’re not in Kansas anymore” line out of your pocket when we’re traveling…trust me. We’ve heard it. A thousand times.)

But I actually love Judy Garland. And (real) rainbows. And now…rainbow chard smoothies!

I couldn’t resist those gorgeous colorful bunches at our farmer’s market this weekend. So decided to turn them into a simple, delicious green smoothie with my rockin’ new Blendtec. I had some ripe bananas and orange juice on hand, so that was my combination of the week. But for all of you who love green smoothies, would totally encourage you to mix it up and throw some chard into the mix next time! It’s a little more potent than spinach, but great in smoothies and so good for you!

What are some of your favorite green smoothie combinations lately?

Rainbow Chard Pineapple Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 3-5 cups


  • 3 cups loosely-packed rainbow chard leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 bananas, frozen
  • 1/2 cup orange or pineapple juice
  • 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 cup ice


Pulse all ingredients together in a blender until blended. Serve immediately or freeze.

Ali’s Tip:

You can also blend the stems into this smoothie, but they will add some bitterness.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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14 thoughts on “Rainbow Chard Banana Smoothie

  1. I have this thing about rainbow chard…I can’t not buy it. Seriously…I almost always have some in the fridge. It’s an obsession. I need to turn some of it into smoothies!

    - Joanne

  2. Just saw your Instagram comment…yes we’re finally in Kansas now! We’re loving it! We’re in the north eastern part, where are you?? :)

    - DessertForTwo

  3. Rainbow chard?! It’s so beautiful but I’ve never heard of it! This looks like a tasty, wholesome smoothie Ali. Great job!

    - Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

  4. I had never even heard of rainbow chard, but I’m excited to find some and get whizzing up this smoothie. Love the styling with the stalks too. x

    - Kimberley - Dream. Delight. Inspire.

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! This would be a perfect post-workout smoothie.

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  6. I love that you used the stems as garnish. These are gorgeous, and I love the Wizard of Oz reference!

    - Cassie

  7. Hi there, I’m new to your blog and I just adore it! I don’t know many people who use rainbow chard, so it’s nice to see it in a delicious smoothie. I also love the awesome heath bar treat that you posted, followed by an awesome for you smoothie – great balance! Great blog, I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts!

    - Julia {The Roasted Root}



    (p.s. YUM.)

    - Bev @ Bev Cooks

  9. I’d probably go a little easier on the chard as I’m not into super-green smoothies, but that looks awesomely healthy and I love the colourful rainbow stem stirrers. :D

    - leaf (the indolent cook)

    • I was feeling a little drained and google searched energizing smoothie. This one popped up and I happened to have all of the ingredients on hand. Delicious! I feel ready for the rest of my day. :)

      - Kim