If strawberries, bananas and nut butter are your typical smoothie ingredients, it’s time to step outside your comfort zone. Your blender can do a lot more than just liquefy fruit. In this recipe, the handy kitchen appliance pulverizes greens and nuts, creating a delicious smoothie jam-packed with nutrients. Plus, muscle-fueling, plant-based protein powders are also added to the frothy beverage for a good measure. Drink up!
Mo’s Nutty Rainbow Swiss Chard Smoothie
1-½ scoops unsweetened hemp protein powder
½ scoop Vega vanilla protein powder
½ cup unsweetened vanilla cashew milk (add more for thinner consistency)
½ cup shelled pistachios
1/3 cup rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
¾ cup crushed ice (use more or less depending on desired consistency)
Cayenne pepper, optional, to taste
In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth, adding more ice or cashew milk as necessary to reach desired consistency.