Cucumber Limeade


  • 1 1/2 oz swiss chard
  • 2 mini cucumbers – chopped
  • 2 tomatillos – husked
  • 1 container applesauce – (1/2 cup)
  • 1 lime – juiced
  • 3 tbsp cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

This smoothie is low in calories and sugar, but has a healthy serving of the good kind of fat our bodies need to sustain energy and even lose weight. This combination is excellent for warding off mid-afternoon blood sugar crashes, Even though this drink is light, cashews and applesauce help give it volume (thanks to a type of fiber called pectin), and swiss chard provides a nice serving of vitamins K, A, and C, as well as iron. Your skin, immune system and digestion will all be saying “thank you!” after you give this one a sip!