Okay, I know what you're thinking. I've gone off my rocker. That debate is still open for interpretation though.
Anyway, there is a TON of swiss chard in this, but you would never be able to tell. I mean, for one... the color isn't green - but that's due to the addition of certain fruits. Fruits that help ease me into the realm of "green" smoothies.
Back in the early weeks of the CSA, we had tons of greens that I kept needing new ways to use up. And so I decided to delve into smoothie making. While I'm not completely on the bandwagon with all-green smoothies - I really need the fruit in there! - this was definitely something I can find myself drinking after a weekend of really bad eating. You know, we all have those weekends every now and then, but downing one of these smoothies just might make you feel a little bit less guilty about it!
1 bunch swiss chard
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/2 cup frozen peaches
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1/4 cup orange juice
Combine swiss chard, raspberries pineapple, peaches, and orange juice in a blender.
Add a few handfuls of ice to the blender (this is really up to your discretion) and puree until all ingredients are smooth.
Pour into a tall glass and garnish with additional mint, if desired.
This is definitely one of those feel-good drinks. I thought the greens would make me not like this, but really, you couldn't even tell. So a great way to sneak in some healthy greens to your unsuspecting children! It's not evil, I promise.
What's your favorite smoothie?
Have a great weekend guys!