Cilantro Green Smoothie

June 23, 2015

cilantro green smoothie - drifter and the gypsy blog
This smoothie is quite a deceptive little guy. Its color is far from green, yet it’s jam-packed with so much green goodness. Spinach and kale are often the default greens for smoothies these days, but this smoothie features Swiss chard and cilantro for a fun and healthy twist. (Seriously, just check out the health benefits of these two rockstars at the end of the post.)

I feel like in life there are two kinds of people: Cilantro lovers and cilantro haters. I happen to be a cilantro lover. If you happen to be of the latter persuasion, try swapping out cilantro for another herb you like, such as mint or parsley. Or keep it simple and don’t use any herbs at all!

cilantro green smoothie - drifter and the gypsy blog
CILANTRO GREEN SMOOTHIE

(serves 1-2)

Ingredients:

– 1 cup mixed frozen berries
– 1 cup cilantro
– 2 Swiss chard leaves
– 1 ½ cups coconut milk
– ½ Granny Smith apple
– 2 tablespoons almond butter
– Splash of lemon juice
– Sea salt

Procedure:

Place all ingredients and blender and blend until smooth.

cilantro green smoothie - drifter and the gypsy blog
Ingredient Highlights:

Berries High in antioxidants, low in sugar/balance blood sugar, boost brain function, anti-aging
Cilantro Anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, aids detox, balances blood sugar
Swiss chard Excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, vitamin E and iron.
Coconut Milk Hydrating, good source of healthy fats, anti-inflammatory, supports skin health
Apples High in fiber, good source of antioxidants, supports cardiovascular health

cilantro green smoothie - drifter and the gypsy blog
Recipe & ingredient highlights Giovanna Garcia
Intro & photography Micaela Hoo

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