Basic Green Smoothie

Like the “little black dress” this basic green smoothie can be dressed up by adding a few “accessories”. Not in the mood for pineapple? No problem, use blueberries, or apple, or peach, or mango or … you get the idea. No chard in the fridge? No worries. Use spinach, or kale, or romaine or … Just remember, the nutritionals listed below are for the specific ingredients listed. But seriously, even if the calorie count goes up a little, it won’t be a big deal.

Basic Green Smoothie Summary

  • Cuisine: American
  • Course: Breakfast
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Makes: 16 Ounces
  • Servings: 1
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 1/2 cup chard
  • 12 ounces filtered water

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 156
  • Protein: 3
  • Fat:
  • Sodium: 129
  • Carbohydrates: 40
  • Fiber: 5
  • Sugar: 23
  • Cholesterol:


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth, but do not over process.
  3. Pour into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple.
  4. Enjoy!

Lisa is co-founder of Build A Menu, an online menu planning website that helps families get their grocery bill under control and helps them to bring “dinner back to the table”. She is an advocate for family meal time, an author, and a public speaker.

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