Sunday Smoothie of the week: Swiss Chard, Blueberry Protein Smoothie

I know, it’s St. Patty’s Day and I should be featuring a green smoothie but following the rules is never that fun or interesting!

Smoothie ingredients

It’s not the best pic but you can see how deep and rich the color is because of the berries and the purple/red colored chard. Swiss chard has never tasted so good!!

Swiss Chard Blueberry Protein Smoothie

I’ve been drinking smoothies just about every morning and I’m gonna try to start featuring a new blend every Sunday here. Come back and check out the blog at least once a week if you want to see my newest favorite smoothie of the week 🙂

Swiss Chard, Blueberry Protein Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4-5 small leaves of organic swiss chard, stem removed and torn into pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use Garden of Life)
  • a couple of ice cubes

Method

  • Place in a high speed blender in the order listed and blend until smooth. Serves 1.

Creamy Swiss Chard and Shrimp Pasta

Thursday night is my favorite night of the week right now. After 4 long days of classes and studying it’s a relaxing feeling to know tomorrow is FRIDAY. I have tons to do tomorrow…a contractor is coming over to mount 3 TV’s in our house and connect a new security system, I have to meet with our tax person, I’m meeting with a group of 5 girls in the library for an hour or so in the afternoon to get started on a group project and then my mom, grandma, sister and nephew and my brother and his girlfriend are coming over to hang out, have dinner and see the Friday sunset with me. Menu TBA!

This is the chopped garlic and shallot ready to be sauteed:

After sauteing the garlic, shallots and swiss chard stems I added the leaves to wilt down:

The finished sauce:

Lots of garlic, yummy pasta, creamy sauce (that’s mostly good for you), your dinner veggie requirements thanks to leafy-green swiss chard and completed with juicy shrimp. I’m ready to dig in!

Creamy Swiss Chard and Shrimp Pasta

  • 1 lb. frozen, raw, peeled & deveined shrimp, defrosted
  • 1 – 8 ounce box De Boles Organic Angel Hair pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 bunch swiss chard (5-6 large leaves)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup light cream
  • Freshly shaved parmesan cheese, to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

  • To be updated soon.