When it comes to making a smoothie of any kind, I always integrate what I have the most of in my refridgerator. It's more often than not that I have plently of various greens such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, and romaine lettuce. These greens in partciular make for very savory green smoothies, and I usually use at least one of each in every smoothie I make. I create my smoothies mostly out of what I have on hand at the moment, and that's exactly how the Green Goddess smoothie came about. It's not exactly GREEN in colour like most of my smoothies, but it definitely makes one feel like a *healthy goddess* while slurping it down.
In no particular order the ingredients are as follows:
1 cup of swiss chard (de-stemmed)
1/2 a teaspoon of cacao powder
1/2 a teaspoon of wheat grass powder
1 cup of ice
8oz of water
1 1/2 bananas
3 to 4 strawberries
a capful of vanilla extract
and last but not least, a tiny splash of almond milk OR rice milk.
It's best if you use a powerful blendor such as a Vitamix because it really blends the ingredients through and through and makes for a very smooth experience, if you know what I mean. Once it's nice and blended just pour your smoothie into a lovely mason jar and voilà! You have yourself a Green Goddess in your hands :) I hope you enjoy this smoothie just as much as I have! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. X
You are welcome to use any green of your choice other than swiss chard (I gladly reccomend kale)!
This recipe is NUT FREE if you do not use the almond milk.