[tweetmeme source=”VeganChickie”] Silverbeet is my favourite ‘leafy green’ smoothie ingredient, it’s super cheap, excellent for you and it doesn’t have a very strong taste like some of the other ingredients (savoy cabbage anyone?). Best of all, the dark green leaves give a great green smoothie colour.

When I first started making green smoothies I did used to add a little sweetener (agave nectar usually but whatever you have is fine), these days I rarely add a sweetener because I find that the fruit makes it sweet enough but if you do need your smoothie sweetened a little, you’ll find that a tablespoon of agave makes all the difference.

Silverbeet & Banana Smoothie


1 red apple, core removed
1 banana, peeled
1 navel orange, peeled
2 handfuls of silverbeet leaves
10 mint leaves
1 tbs ground chia seeds (optional)
1/2 cup of water


1. Place your fruit in the blender, add water and blend until smooth, add your ‘greens’ and blend again until smooth. Add your chia seeds and blend until they are mixed through. Serve.

Amounts above will be enough for 2 smoothies.

NOTE: The amount of water you use will depend on how thick you like your smoothie, I just use enough to get the blender going nice and fast, if you like your mixture to be less thick, add more water.


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