Easy Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Do you ever go to the grocery store with your kids, just so you can find something new that you’ve never tried before?  We did that this past week. So fun!! And we came home with Red Chard.  According to WebMD, chard is a “nutritional powerhouse — an excellent source of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, and dietary fiber.”

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Let’s make a superfood smoothie recipe

This fruity recipe is the perfect getaway as your comfort drink during hot summer days or whenever you feel like you need some refreshment.

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Here are the ingredients to make this superfood smoothie.

superfood smoothie ingredients

  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 large leaves of red chard (with the stem removed). If they are small leaves, you’ll want 3.

directions to make a superfood smoothie recipe

Step 1

Make sure you wash the chard well before you eat it.  If your chard is like ours, it might be a touch gritty.

Step 2

Chop the green up and add it to the blender along with the fruit.

Step 3

Blend the smoothie with enough water to make it smooth.  I think we used between 2 and 3 cups of water, just kept pouring it in until our veggies and fruit were pureed and smooth.

This recipe makes roughly 2 pints of smoothie.

Benefits of this superfood smoothie

You are drinking roughly 3 cups of chopped chard leaves, that is a total of 70 calories, but for each 1/2 cup of smoothie (i.e. kid-sized portion) there is 100% of the daily value for Vitamin K.  Wowsers!  

Add that to the antioxidant power of both blueberries and cranberries, along with the micro-nutrients and the potassium from the bananas, this is GOOD for you.  I think you can almost feel your hair growing as you drink it – ha!

Yield: 2-3 pints

Easy Superfood Smoothie Recipe

Healthy Smoothies

This classic superfood smoothie recipe is partnered with kids' all-time favorite berries or fruits, making it an adorably delicious smoothie that is very simple to make at any time of the day!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Cranberries
  • 1 Cup of Blueberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 Large leaves of Red Chard (with the stem removed). If they are small leaves, you’ll want 3.

Instructions

  1. Make sure you wash the chard well before you eat it.  If your chard is like ours, it might be a touch gritty.
  2. Chop the green up and add it to the blender along with the fruit.
  3. Blend the smoothie with enough water to make it smooth.  I think we used between 2 and 3  cups of water, just kept pouring it in until our veggies and fruit were pureed and smooth.

Note:  This is a more tart smoothie.  Not my kid’s favorite, but at the same time, my oldest went back for seconds, so not too bad.  I am thrilled that it was FULL of goodness. You can choose to replace the water with apple juice to make it sweeter, or like we just tell the kids they are growing stronger and drink up.

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