Basic Power Greens Smoothie

DIET: YIELD: ACTIVE TIME: TOTAL TIME:
gluten free, raw, soy free 1 lonely serving 5 minutes 6 minutes

Protein. Iron. Carbs. Convenience.

Get it all in this cheap, easy, filling smoothie. It’s perfect as a pre-workout fuel source and makes a great on-the-go breakfast for the working folk.

We recommend buying any type of “power greens” bag at your local market. You know, the ones that come with spinach, chard, kale, and all that other healthy junk. You won’t taste the greens in this smoothie, we promise.

FEATURED INGREDIENT: BABY CHARD
Ready to have your world rocked (in the healthiest way possible)?

Behold, swiss chard.

The amount of vitamins K, A, and C you get in this stuff is almost scary. It’s also packed with magnesium, copper, iron, and protein. Want to regulate your blood sugar? Chard it up. Want to support your bones? Go chard or go home. Want to step up your anti-inflammatory game? You know what to do.
NOTES:
Raw oats are safe to eat! Chuck a handful of instant oats into your smoothie as often as you like to pack in the carbohydrates, calories, and fiber. Just be sure to use a high-speed blender to knock out the grittiness of the grain. If you don’t have a very powerful blender, don’t sweat it. Omit the oats and enjoy a warm bowl of oatmeal some other time.

INGREDIENTS:
1 ripe banana (spotted is best)
1 cup almond milk
1/2 cup raw instant oats
2 cups loosely packed power greens
4-6 ice cubes
DIRECTIONS:
When placing into your blender, always add your liquids first and ice last.
Blend that sucker up and enjoy. For extra healthy fats, sprinkle some chia or hemp seeds on top.

What was your experience after making this? Better workout? More productive day? Gold medal? Let us know in the comments below. 

-The Vegan In Sweatpants