Katerine Van Wyk's Banana-Chard Smoothie

Katerine Van Wyk's Banana-Chard Smoothie

"Juices and smoothies don't have to be complicated or full of strange ingredients," says Katrine Van Wyk, author of 'Best Green Drinks Ever,' a new user-friendly guide to making a tasty, veggie-filled drink. This book has 63 recipes, including our current favorite, the antioxidant-filled banana-chard smoothie (coconut water, a banana, a tangerine, and Swiss chard). "I promise," says Van Wyk, "it's not just liquidized kale." Here's one recipe from the book that has become a part of our daily routine.

Banana-Chard Smoothie
(Makes one tall glass)

1 cup coconut water
1 banana
1 tangerine, peeled and seeded
1 cup or 2–3 leaves Swiss chard, stems removed

Add all ingredients to a blender, and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.