Like the “little black dress” this basic green smoothie can be dressed up by adding a few “accessories”. Not in the mood for pineapple? No problem, use blueberries, or apple, or peach, or mango or … you get the idea. No chard in the fridge? No worries. Use spinach, or kale, or romaine or … Just remember, the nutritionals listed below are for the specific ingredients listed. But seriously, even if the calorie count goes up a little, it won’t be a big deal.

Basic Green Smoothie Summary

  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Breakfast
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Makes: 16 Ounces
  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cup chard
  • 12 ounces filtered water

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 156
  • Protein: 3
  • Fat:
  • Sodium: 129
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Fiber: 5
  • Sugar: 23
  • Cholesterol:


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, but do not over process.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple.
  4. Enjoy!

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