Rainbow Chard Banana Smoothie

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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
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3-5 cups 1x


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!



  • 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


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


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

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25 comments on “Rainbow Chard Banana Smoothie”

  1. 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

    • 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. :)



    (p.s. YUM.)

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

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

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

  8. 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. 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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  16. That must be delicious! What a super yummy recipe! I love it!

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  21. I was honestly surprised at how good this was and how fast I sucked it down!  I was a little mad I couldn’t have more to myself! Thank you!

  22. 5 stars
    I just made a variation of this with 1/2 bunch of rainbow chard (incl stems), 1/2 frozen banana, 1 pint blueberries, just enough water to blend. it was great! thanks for the inspiration!