I have a bunch of beautiful Rainbow Chard growing in my garden this year, and I really enjoy eating them sauteed as a simple side dish. But they are growing so well that, that I got a bit tired of eating sauteed chard all the time. So I have been experimenting a bit with different ways of eating it. And I found out they are pretty great as leafy greens in smoothies. So if you have some Swiss chard/rainbow chard you should really give this Low Histamine Blackberry Smoothie with Rainbow Chard a try 🙂
If you are following me on instagram, you might have noticed that I’m pretty smoothie happy. Smoothies are a great way to get some veggies, fruit and berries in. But also a great carrier for some extra nutritional boosters. Currently I’m focusing a lot on gut health, so quite often these days my add ins are collagen and acacia fibers. What are you doing at the moment? To help your gut heal? I would love to hear about it, please share in the comments below. If you are wondering how collagen and acacia fibers can help you heal your gut? I started a little Gut Health 101 Guide, for you guys. It is far from finished yet, but there are info on both collagen and acacia fibers in there…. I will update the page along the way, when I find the time and the inspiration.
I also really like to make smoothie bowls, and go crazy with the toppings…. I mean you get to play and decorate you food, so much fun 🙂 And there are really some people out there who are taking this to a whole new level 🙂 Just google image search, or search on pinterest or instagram….. there are some amazing food artist out there 🙂
For this smoothie you need some Swiss chard/rainbow chard, a bit of frozen cauliflower (this makes it extra creamy), a nectarine, blackberries, macadamia butter and (plant based) milk of your choice. Plus the add ins of your choice. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend till it is smooth. If your blender isn’t all powerful, you might want to help your blender a bit by slicing up the stems of the chard in 1 cm pieces. At least that is what I do to avoid long strings from the chard stems in the final smoothie. Enjoy 🙂
Low Histamine Blackberry Smoothie with Rainbow Chard
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
- 100 g blackberries (frosen or fresh)
- 1 nectarine (ca. 150 g)
- 45 g cauliflower florets (frossen, or slightly steamed and cooled)
- 30 g rainbow chard/Swiss chard
- 1–2 tsp macadamia butter
- 200 ml (plant based) milk of your choice (a bit more than 2/3 cups)*
- Optional add ins:
- 1–2 tsp collagen
- 1 tsp acacia fiber
- *I used rice/coconut milk
- Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend till it is smooth. If your blender isn’t all powerful, you might want to help your blender a bit by slicing up the stems of the chard in 1 cm pieces. At least that is what I do to avoid long strings from the chard stems in the final smoothie. Enjoy o/
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This looks so pretty I had to try it. I didn’t have macadamia nut butter, so substituted sunbutter instead and it turned out well. Not sure if that is something a person with histamine sensativity should do – but I did it. So my question is where do you purchase your macadamia nut butter? I have not found it where I am and so wondered if you make your own, or purchase it online.
Thanks for all that you do on your website for us!
Hi Marie 😀
Thank you so much for this comment, when things are getting busy in my life it is really nice to hear that the work I put in to this blog is appreciated 😀 <3
In terms of your question: Any tolerated nut/seed butter will do just fine 😀 Sunflower seeds are as far as I know a histamine liberator, and can therefor cause problems for some people with Histamine Intolerance/MCAS. I'm okay with sunflower seeds in small amounts, but I haven't tested sunbutter 😉 I live in the Netherlands, and buy the macadamia nut butter at our local market, at this nut vendor which makes it. You can also make it yourself 😀 You can also buy it online, I posted a direct link to both Amazon US and Amazon UK in the post above 😀 It is super tasty btw, and I also makes some really tasty cookies and granola with it.