Swiss Chard Green Smoothie with Lime and Banana

Swiss Chard Lime SmoothieMy last green smoothie post with romaine and coconut milk, was about 2 months ago so I think it’s about time for a new recipe. This green smoothie is refreshing and best enjoyed cold, perfect for the warmer weather. Swiss chard is the main ingredient and you can use any kind of chard, the taste should make no difference. Half of a fresh lime goes into this recipe, including the peel, so finely chop it if you don’t have a powerful blender. The flavor is bright and tangy from the lime, yet very smooth and creamy from the bananas. This particular smoothie is great for the adventurous type and a definite must try for green smoothie lovers!

Clean and roughly chop Swiss chard, stems removed. Add Swiss chard, banana, lime and ice into blender.

Swiss Chard Smoothie

Swiss Chard Green Smoothie with Lime and Banana Recipe

  • 2-3 cups Swiss chard, destemmed and roughly chopped
  • 1-2 large bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 lime, chopped
  • 1 cup ice

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

    Total time: 5 minutes

    Yield: 4 cups
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    10 Responses to “Swiss Chard Green Smoothie with Lime and Banana”

    1. charlotte May 9, 2012 at 8:52 am #

      This looks delicious – I’m gonna throw in a little coconut!

      • Barb May 9, 2012 at 9:52 am #

        Sounds great, Charlotte! Let me know how it turns out.

    2. Little Green Smoothie May 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Recipe looks great. Will definately try. Lime always adds a nice “kick”. If you don’t mind, would love to add this to our site and link back to your blog.

      • Barb May 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

        Thank you! No problem, feel free to use and link back 🙂

    3. Marcia November 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

      I bought a bunch of swiss chard and searched recipes for a green smoothie using that green. Your recipe really intrigued me and I happened to have one lime left in my fridge. Well, I rarely write comments but I had to let your readers know how delectable this smoothie is! It made me feel like I was sitting poolside with a tropical fun adult drink. Great combination of flavors and soo refreshing – thanks for sharing!

      • Barb November 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

        Hi Marcia – The flavors in this green smoothie are quite different than others, but in a good way! I love how incredibly refreshing it is as well 🙂 Thanks so much for your comment and hope to see you again soon!

    4. Shawn February 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Wow, that smoothie presentation looks great (shotglass?) However, I’m curious why did you decide the leave the chard stems out? Color?

      • Barb February 16, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

        Thanks! I left out the stems because I wanted a smoother consistency, but feel free to leave them in.

    5. Maria July 21, 2013 at 5:57 am #

      Hi! thanks for this wonderful recipe. I added rocket and parsley and it tasted just so fresh and healthy! plus the color so this incredibly bright and vibrant green! delicious! thank you

      • Barb July 22, 2013 at 8:22 am #

        That sounds great, Maria! I love the combination of rocket and parsley so I have to try it out sometime. Thanks for your comment 🙂

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