Rainbow Chard Banana Smoothie

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

You'll love this simple, delicious, and colorful rainbow chard banana smoothie recipe. It's colorful, healthy, and ready to go in less than 5 minutes!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

Ali’s Tip:

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

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Comments

  1. leaf (the indolent cook) — May 15, 2012 @ 7:29 am (#)

    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

    • Kim — March 12, 2013 @ 6:34 pm (#)

      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. :)

  2. Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 15, 2012 @ 8:34 am (#)

    I’ll GET YOU MY SMOOTHIE, AND YOUR LITTLE CHARD TOO.

    sorry.

    (p.s. YUM.)

  3. Julia {The Roasted Root} — May 15, 2012 @ 9:05 am (#)

    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!

  4. Cassie — May 15, 2012 @ 12:08 pm (#)

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

  5. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 15, 2012 @ 12:42 pm (#)

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

  6. Kimberley - Dream. Delight. Inspire. — May 15, 2012 @ 9:11 pm (#)

    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

  7. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 16, 2012 @ 8:14 am (#)

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

  8. DessertForTwo — May 16, 2012 @ 11:32 am (#)

    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?? :)

  9. Joanne — May 17, 2012 @ 7:15 am (#)

    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!

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