Green Goddess Smoothie

Green Goddess Smoothie

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 

3 dates 

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 

3
Servings
388
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Swiss Chard (de-stemmed)
  • 1 1/2 Bananas
  • 4 Strawberries
  • 3 Dates
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cacao Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Wheat Grass powder
  • Capful of Vanilla extract
  • 12 Ounces Water
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • Splash of Almond milk or Rice milk

Directions

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
67g
52%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
354µg
51%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
273mg
27%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
105µg
26%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
44mg
14%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Phosphorus, P
161mg
23%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
463mg
31%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
103g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Smoothie Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Smoothie Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.