Thyroid-Friendly Pear & Chard Smoothie

Thyroid-Friendly Recipe
By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Chard (silverbeet) is in season right now and it’s both delicious and packed with nutrients like energizing b-vitamins, iron, and electrolytes like potassium and sodium. In addition to the electrolytes in the chard, the coconut water in this smoothie is also a rich source of potassium and a little bit of sodium, both electrolytes that can be lost through sweat on hot summer days. So in short, this smoothie is an electrolyte power-house! Chard is also a non-goitrogenic green, meaning it’s good for anyone with a thyroid condition, so this smoothie is a good choice in replacement of a smoothie containing goitrogenic greens like kale and also because it’s lower in sugar. Try serving this smoothie at your next get-together or as a meal or snack replacement. You can even use this smoothie as a post-workout recovery drink because on top of the electrolytes in this smoothie, dark green leafy vegetables like chard also contain some plant-protein.




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  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut water
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 pear, cored
  • ½ lemon, peeled
  • 1 handful of chard (silverbeet)
  • 1-inch (2.5 cm) ginger


  1. Wash and prepare all produce.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds until smooth.

Servings: 1

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories160
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturated Fat0g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium330mg
  • Carbohydrates37g
  • Fiber6g
  • Sugars14g
  • Protein 7g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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