5 Ingredients or Fewer

SLB - SWEET Leaf Blower

January 28, 2014
3 Ratings
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This is my "go to" green drink for breakfast - the lime adds a lip-smacking punch and the avocado makes it oh so creamy! Using chard tastes best to me, but you could also substitute a large kale leaf or handful of spinach for the chard leaf. And if you really love sweet or want to trick a child into liking their greens, substitute banana for avocado. My sister calls it, "an intestinal broom", my husband says, "more like a leaf blower"...you get the picture... —Lindsay Grote

What You'll Need
  • 1 large swiss chard leaf
  • 3 pieces FRESH pineapple (frozen works too & makes the drink cooler)
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1/8 green apple
  • 1/16 lime (really - you just need a sliver, rind & all)
  • 1 pinch pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  1. Throw all ingredients into your blender. Optional: Add 3-4 ice cubes to make it cool on a hot day.
  2. Blend until smooth (less than 1 minute using my Vitamix!).
  3. Pour and drink up all the fresh nutrients asap!

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1 Review

Shelly L. January 31, 2014
Wow! This was a great way to wake up in the morning. It tasted bright and tangy-not the usual creamy and overly sweet smoothie-but very satisfying and gave me lots of energy, too.