I just had to share this green smoothie recipe I concocted this evening. Sometimes, I am in the mood for a simple, cleansing smoothie after a long day and it’s also fun to play around with ingredients to see what I can come up with. This smoothie tasted great and was light and refreshing. It isn’t as sweet as many of the fruit smoothies tend to be. If you want it sweeter, simply toss in a kiwi fruit or pear. To reduce the sweetness, use half an orange or leave out the peach.
As written, the recipe makes about 20 ounces, but the total amount yield will depend on the size of the fruits and vegetables you use.
You can make this green smoothie colder by adding a couple ice cubes, but I would not advise adding frozen berries as they would overtake the delicate flavors.
This smoothie would be excellent with fresh, chopped parsley too. I would recommend using one cup of Italian parsley and one cup of Swiss chard (or other leafy green).
Peach-Orange Green Smoothie Recipe
- 2 cups Swiss Chard (You can also use spinach or other leafy green)
- 1 to 2 stalks of celery
- 1 medium peach, pitted
- 1 medium orange, peeled
- 1/4 avocado
- 8 ounces of filtered water (or you can use coconut water to add a tropical tone to the smoothie)
Start by adding the liquid to your blender (I use a Vitamix), followed by the soft fruit. Add the greens to your blender last. Blend on high for 30 seconds or until the smoothie is creamy.
Fiber: 10.2 grams
Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
Folate: 111.6 mcg
Vitamin A: 39% RDA
Vitamin C: 162% RDA
Serving Size: One.
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Tracy Russell is the creator of the Green Smoothie Weight Loss Program, the 30-Day Whole Foods Challenge and founder of Incredible Smoothies. She is passionate about helping people improve their health with green smoothies and a whole foods lifestyle.