Swiss Chard Green Smoothie – The Perfect Cold Remedy

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie - The Perfect Cold RemedyIt’s cold and flu season and it’s hitting our family hard this year. Instead of relying on drugs, my go-to home remedy is a healthy smoothie. This nutrient packed green smoothie has everything your body needs to fight the cold including an extra Vitamin C boost from a whole grapefruit.

As much as I enjoy green smoothies, Swiss chard is not one of my favorite ingredients to use. When blended it gives off a strange taste I can’t really describe. But, chard being so healthy and variety in your selection of greens being vital, I came up with a nice way to balance out this smoothie. Tart apple and grapefruit are the perfect compliment to ease off some of the strong Swiss chard flavor. Also check out my other refreshing green smoothie that uses Swiss chard and lime.

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie - The Perfect Cold Remedy

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie - The Perfect Cold Remedy

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie with Grapefruit, Banana and Green Apple

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie – The Perfect Cold Remedy

  • 2-3 cups Swiss chard, destemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2-3 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tart green apple, chopped
  • 1/2 or 1 whole grapefruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup white cranberry juice or water
  • 2 cups ice

In a blender, preferably a powerful one like Blendtec or Vitamix, add chopped Swiss chard leaves, bananas, green apple, grapefruit, white cranberry juice and ice. Blend on the highest speed until smooth and creamy.

Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 cups
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