Chard is packed with nutrition. It is an excellent source of vitamins C, E, and K, carotenes, chlorophyll, and fiber. It is also an excellent source of several minerals including potassium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. Chard is also a good source of many other nutrients including vitamin B6, protein, calcium, thiamine, selenium, zinc, niacin, and folic acid.
Chard is one of the most powerful anti-cancer foods due to its combination of traditional nutrients; phytochemicals, chlorophyll, other plant pigments, and soluble fiber. The generous amount of vitamin K that is contained in chard is especially beneficial in the maintenance of bone health.
In this smoothie, I had some organic Chard, two frozen bananas, and an orange.
I made sure that I washed the greens well. I'm tempted to buy some veggie wash of some sort but everytime I look at the pricetag, it makes me cringe like a vampire's reaction to garlic. I just can't. So I opt with washing it the old fashion way. Seems like I've heard that you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your veggies, but I'll have to research that one before I try it out.
Since my appetitie wasn't for much, I added some Hemp protein to the mix. And my liquid of choice was some distilled water.
Good and delicious!
I also made a smoothie with Chard, a frozen banana and a big, juicy plum. It was unexpectedly good. Even thru my then, warped sense of smell & taste, it was delicious. My apologies for not taking pics of it.