Drink to Your Health – The Best Greens to Mix in Your Protein Shakes

5.  Swiss chard – Swiss chard is always a favorite for salads and side dishes, but it is a great ingredient for protein shakes as well. Swiss chard mixes well, it tastes great and it is great for you. Who could ask for anything more?

Chard Black and Blue Smoothie

2 cups water
1 cup firmly packed chard leaves
1 medium-sized frozen sliced banana
1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger, plus more to taste
1/8 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest, plus more to taste
1 cup frozen blackberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (optional)
1/2 teaspoon probiotic powder (optional, see post)
Pinch of sea salt (optional, see post)

Optional Boosters to kick it up a notch!

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon acai powder
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Throw all of your ingredients into your blender (including any boosters) and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.

Mixing your own protein shakes at home is one of the best ways to improve your diet and incorporate more vegetables into your daily eating plan. If you have a blender and a container of protein powder, you can make some great healthy smoothies right in your own kitchen, so why not try out your favorite recipes today?  by beconrad