Swiss Chard Milkshake

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Nope, we’re not fooling you – this thick and satisfying smoothie has two servings of veggies AND it tastes like a treat.  Eating healthy is awesome!

Swiss chard is one of my favorite greens.  It’s vibrant, silky, and downright fun to use in the kitchen.  I mean, look at those stems!  So colorful!  This smoothie will of course work with almost any leafy green, so if you don’t happen to have swiss chard on hand – fear not!  Spinach, kale, and tatsoi all make great subs.

Frozen cauliflower is a must-try addition to smoothies if you have yet to use it.  Its flavor is undetectable but it lends a super smooth and creamy texture to the drink.  The nut butter, oats and double dose of banana add to the creaminess factor as well.

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Swiss Chard Milkshake

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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This smoothie boasts two servings of veggies in one deliciously thick and satisfying drink – perfect as part of a healthy breakfast or as a snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • big handful swiss chard, larger stems removed and saved for a different use*
  • 2 frozen bananas, broken into pieces
  • 1/2 c. frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 tbs. almond butter, or other nut/seed butter
  • 1 tbs. raw honey
  • 1 tbs. rolled oats, gluten-free if that’s important to you

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth.

*Colorful and delicious swiss chard stems are wonderful to chop up and add to vegetable sautés or soups.  Alternatively, save stems in a gallon zipper bag in the freezer along with other vegetable scraps.  When the bag is full, make vegetable broth by placing the contents of the bag in a large soup pot, cover with water, and simmer for about 30-45 minutes.

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