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Recipe: Green Smoothie I

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie

I decided to branch out into the green smoothie world and see what the fuss was all about.  A member of the GAPShelp list sent several green smoothie recipes, so I thought I’d try one.

Just this morning decided that I’m going off fruit again, but I went back on my decision for this smoothie. My smoothie is based on one that was sent to the list, but with different ingredients and amounts. The original one contained: romaine lettuce, avocado, pumpkin spice powder, vanilla essence with stevia or vanilla-flavored stevia, water and cacao or cocoa powder.

Here’s what I put in mine:

  • 10 leaves of Swiss Chard (all approximately 8 inches long)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

I whirred that up until it was all smooth.  But it didn’t taste so good and I wanted a bit of sweetener, so I put in one whole banana, and I also added an egg yolk.

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie

This smoothie has a creamy mouth feel to it.  I’m not sure I’m the world’s biggest smoothie fan.

There is a taste that hits your nose and goes into your sinuses when you take a sip, it’s similar to when you jump in the pool and water gets in your nose.  The original recipe called for two tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice, I only used one.  I think even one tablespoon was too much. I think 1 teaspoon would have been better.   There seems to be a somewhat bitter taste which I think is the pumpkin pie spice.

The smoothie before the banana and the egg yolk tasted very much like blended green leafy vegetable.

It’s tolerable. I know it’s good for me, so I’m drinking one cup of it.  I still have two more cups in the fridge.  No one else in my family will drink it, so it will be up to me to finish it off. My blender worked very well. I chose to use my regular blender. This recipe made three cups.


Recipe: Green Smoothie I
Recipe type: Smoothie
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3 cups
  • 10 leaves of Swiss Chard (all approximately 8 inches long)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 egg yolk
  1. Put all ingredients into the blender and blend together.
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2 comments to Recipe: Green Smoothie I

  • Christy

    I love the creamy texture that egg and avocado bring to a smoothie. Keep trying different combinations, you might find one you really like! 🙂


    Starlene Reply:

    Christy, thank you for the encouragement!


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