Michele’s Green Monster


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 28-05-2010

Rainbow-GrassI’ve been madly in love with green smoothies (oops! I mean monsters!) for several years now. One of my all-time favorite green additions has always been fresh, baby spinach leaves. But I also adore chard. And since it’s growing by leaps and bounds in my organic garden, it’s currently my go-to green for smoothies!

I love that Rainbow Chard is so vibrant and beautiful. It’s fun to eat by itself, add to salads or other recipes, too – and the nutrition stats are simply amazing:

“If vegetables got grades for traditional nutrients alone, Swiss chard would be one of the vegetable valedictorians. The vitamin and mineral profile of this leafy green vegetable contains enough “excellents” to ensure its place at the head of the vegetable Dean’s List. Our rating system awards Swiss chard with excellent marks for its concentrations of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. Swiss chard also emerges as a very good or good source of copper, calcium, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, protein, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, folate, biotin, niacin and pantothenic acid.” – WH Foods

Need I say more? Okay, I will anyway. This recipe is SO delicious and energizing – I’m addicted and have been drinking it day-after-day!

Rainbow Grass Juice-Smoothie Concoction Recipe


1 (frozen) banana
1 scoop Amazing Grass Wheat Grass powder
1 cup herbal tea
5 1/2 Rainbow Chard leaves (5 the size of my hand, 1 half that size) Freshly picked from my garden right before going in to this recipe!
4 ice cubes

Toss above ingredients in to your blender and give it a few whirls until everything is blended nicely. Serves one big appetite or two smaller ones.



This drink is actually more like a juice consistency, but still has a (runny) smoothie volume to it. If you like your smoothies super thick, cut back on the herbal tea (or liquid of your choice). I personally prefer my smoothies on the thicker side, but this was so super delicious and energizing, I’ll definitely recreate it again – and soon!


Posted by Angela | Posted in Reader Recipes | Posted on 28-05-2010


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