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Swiss Avocado Smoothie

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~ raw, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free ~

Many of the smoothies I have created are a bit higher in calories, that is because I built them to be a meal replacement for my smoothie fast. My goal here is to make sure I am getting enough good quality calories, fats, fibers, and protein.  If you feel that any of these recipes may be a bit too heavy for you at the time that you want to make them,  just decrease some of the quantities or omit an item.

Don’t be afraid to play around.  I added a bit more water and ice to this smoothie than normal, and it kept growing in size, therefore, I couldn’t finish it.  So now I have a beautiful full jar waiting for me tomorrow in the fridge. I often don’t put down as to how much the receipt yields in volume, the reason being is that sometimes I add more water or ice, depending on the consistency I desire at the time being.

Smoothie Tips

Blending fruits and vegetables together breaks down the cells of plants and improves digestibility. BUT even with that, be sure to chew your smoothies.  The chewing process starts the release of the saliva in your mouth.  The mixture of saliva and your food is where digestion begins.  This is a very healthy habit to get into.  It may feel strange at first, but soon it will become an automatic response.



  1. Soak the chia seeds in 1 cup of water and lemon juice for about 15 minutes in the blender carafe.  Enough for them to swell up.
    • The first thing to add to your blender is the liquid.  This will the greens move more freely when blending.
    • Start with 1 cup.  After everything is added, feel free to add more if desired.
    • The more liquid you add the more watery or runnier the smoothie will be.
  2. Add the spinach and Swiss chard.  Blend until the greens are broken down.
    • Blending in stages prevents chunks.
  3. Add the frozen banana, avocado,  apple, protein powder,  sweetener, and salt.  Blend until smooth.
    • I always recommend frozen bananas over fresh.  Make a habit out of storing overripe, peeled bananas in the freezer for future smoothies.
    • A dash of a high-quality salt will increase the minerals and improve the taste of your smoothie.
    • A good green smoothie should be perfectly smooth.
    • Add more water if needed.
  4. Optional – Add ice
    • Always add the ice last. Otherwise, you may over blend the ice, and it will make your smoothie watery rather than frosty.
  5.  Learn how to design your own smoothies by reading through my, Template for Designing Smoothie Recipes.

Why I added Swiss Chard

Here are some of the ways in which the nutrients in Swiss chard provide health benefits.

Vitamin K

Vitamin A

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Vitamins B2 and B6

Potassium and Magnesium


Dietary Fiber

How to Select and Store


2 thoughts on “Swiss Avocado Smoothie

  1. Lyn :] says:

    Hello Amie Sue,

    Well we just made this green smoothie (Gene was hungry). :]
    This is delicious and I didn’t even have any Sun warrior product to put in it (I bet it will taste even better with that). Thanks for another great recipe!!!! Lyn :]

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