Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Avocado, Orange & Banana Smoothie

Kale has been the darling of the “leafy green vegetable” world, and for good reason. It’s hearty, nutrient-dense and can tolerate harsh growing conditions. Having said that, kale is not the only green in town. Swiss Chard is also a hearty green absolutely loaded with goodness. It’s rich in vitamins K, A, C, E, and the minerals magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium and iron. It is also ridiculously rich in antioxidants, and is known to be particularly supportive of bone, lung and heart health.

When I can get my hands on organic chard, I don’t hesitate to include it in salads and smoothies.

Here’s a recipe that we’ve enjoyed the last few days. I encourage you to be creative.

Swiss Chard, Cucumber, Avocado, Orange and Banana Smoothie

2 cups filtered water
2 cups fresh orange juice
2 large organic Swiss Chard leaves
1/2 good sized organic cucumber
1/2 avocado
1 banana
1 tablespoon chlorella tabs
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoon hemp hearts
1 tablespoon bee pollen

Blend above ingredients in high-speed blender. Makes 2 litres.