Ben’s Favorite Green

Ben & ChardThere are times when your teen-aged boy just makes your mind go, Huh?! “I don’t always like smoothies, especially in the winter. They’re too cold.” 

Finally hearing and understanding this, I made a large water bottle ready for work, and filled it with two tea bags and hot water. This way, as I drove him to school, he would have a hand-warmer, and I still might be able to get some green into him.

Did it work? Yes it did.

Why does Ben truly usually like green smoothies? Well, it may have to do with what is so abundantly growing in our garden. Ben doesn’t like adding tons of little spinach leaves. He likes making his smoothies with one, very large chard leaf. Saves time and effort – in his mind.   

Green Chard Smoothie
Delicious, Nutritious, and fun to make Green Smoothie
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  1. 2 C Apple Juice
  2. 2 ripe bananas
  3. 1.5 C frozen fruit
  4. 1 large chard leaf
  1. Place all ingredients in the Vitamix Blender. Choose the Smoothie setting. Begin. Add additional juice if needed to reach desired consistency. Pour into cups. Put on your favorite music. Sit back, close your eyes. Sip, Meditate. Roll the smoothie on your tongue. Aaah!
  1. It helps to have extra juice standing by in case your smoothie is too thick.
  2. Adding a quick bit of liquid through the lid can help get it to your preferred consistency.

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