Yesterday I went to the market and decided to branch out from the kale and spinach that I've been using exclusively to make my green smoothies. I bought some red Swiss chard and also some dandelion greens (in addition to my regular greens). This morning, I used the Swiss chard for the smoothie and it was delicious. Here's the recipe.
One ripe mango, peeled and flesh taken off the seed
1 cup pure water
Juice of one lemon
One bunch Swiss chard
Blend in Vitamix till smooth. It was quite good.
There are two schools of thought when it comes to these green smoothies. One school says it's best to have a larger percentage of greens than fruit. The other school, of course, says the opposite. I don't know what school I belong to yet but I really enjoy fruity green smoothies although I don't mind the slight bitterness of really green ones.