Cucumber-Grape Punch

Recipe Submitted by Anne Hamilton, 3xsthefun


This Cucumber-Grape Punch superfood green smoothie with kale is packed with some amazing nutrients. The mighty green kale is an excellent source of manganese, which helps build bones, and supports connective tissues in the body.


ingredients

2 cups kale, fresh
1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
2 cups grapes
1 cucumber, peeled
1/2 avocado
1 banana
1/2 cup pineapple

– Serves 2 –

 

directions

Blend kale and almond milk until smooth. Next add the remaining fruits and blend again.

* Use at least one frozen fruit to make the green smoothie cold.

 

TIP: Sprinkle 1 tablespoon chia seeds on top to add fiber, which supports a healthy digestive system as well as the brain’s development thanks to the essential fatty acids.

32 Responses to “Cucumber-Grape Punch”

  1. Purplepeachez 10.22.2014 at 11:58 am #

    Bomb. And I used water.

  2. Sophie 11.13.2013 at 4:21 am #

    I was a bit hesitant to try this recipe but it was AMAZING! I will definitely be making this one again :)

  3. Erica 11.1.2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Just made this. This recipe is a keeper! I didn’t have pineapple, so I just omitted it. I wondered if I would have to add some more fruit to sweeten it, but with a large banana and a full two cups (!) of grapes, this smoothie is PLENTY sweet. I think my kids would even like it. I think next time I’ll add some flax seed or coconut oil for extra fat… Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Kima 10.1.2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I had this for breakfast as my second smoothie recipe I got from this site and it was delicious! I can’t wait to try the others!

  5. Sylvie 9.19.2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Loooooved that recipe…and love you website! thank you for sharing!
    I got almost 32 oz. out of that recipe…idoes that make sense?

    • Jadah and Jen 9.19.2013 at 3:36 pm #

      You’re welcome, Sylivie! Yes! Each recipe serves 2 so about 16 ounces (or two cups) per serving is totally right on. We hope you enjoy it. Next time you can cut the recipe in half if you’re just serving yourself :)

  6. Sheri 9.17.2013 at 8:21 am #

    This looks yummy but can you tell me how to preserve the unused portion of the avocado. No matter what I seem to do, it gets brown and bad within hours.

    • Jadah and Jen 9.17.2013 at 10:53 am #

      Try smashing it up–or purée it–put it in a plastic bag, and freeze :-)

  7. Tris 9.4.2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Hi Jadah and Jen,thanks for your amazing recipes. I notice that almost of the ingredients in the smoothies has spinach in it. But my husband has to limit in consuming spinach. Can you suggest is there any other veggie to replace spinach?

  8. Lindsay 7.14.2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Fantastic recipe!! This one is becoming a weekly staple of mine. It also tastes great using mango in place of pinapple or coconut water in place of almond milk. Gonna make your original version later today

  9. Amy 6.29.2013 at 8:36 am #

    Ok, so I’ve got to ask… What is this supposed to taste like? I followed the recipe exactly to the letter, because it was my first smoothie using kale. I know that the stems are bitter, so I only used the dark leaves, and shoved them into a measuring cup to make sure I wasn’t using too much because I have a husband who is not a kale fan. I use cucumber and two cups really sweet, delicious grapes from my CSA box. I blended the kale first in the vitamix with the almond milk like the recipe said, and used 1/2 cup of pineapple plus 1/2 avocado, and one frozen banana. The end result tasted very sweet, and the banana was the main fruit flavor, with a bitter end note from the kale. What on earth did I do wrong I wonder? What is this supposed to taste like? I assumed grapes with maybe a hit of pineapple and maybe a little creamy from the almond milk? My husband said it tasted like Pepto-Bismol and I’ve been banned from using kale in another smoothie for a week. LOL! Well, at least not if he’s going to drink it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! It was very bitter and I was expecting all the fruits and cucumber to mask that… Thanks in advance!

    • Jadah and Jen 7.3.2013 at 8:41 am #

      We don’t claim this one to be our BEST tasting smoothie, though we do think it tastes somewhat refreshing! We REALLY love it for all the nutrients it has–so many good things!

    • Robin 7.17.2013 at 8:29 pm #

      I’d love to hear an answer to this. I just started my husband on green smoothies today and don’t want to use this one if it’s going to turn him off. He’s not much of a kale fan either. Actually, he’s not much of a veggie fan…and definitely not cabbage. I’ve been warned not to sneek it in. :)

  10. Lia 6.7.2013 at 2:36 pm #

    This is quite nice. It was a close call for space in my blender, though! :)

  11. Michelle 5.27.2013 at 9:22 pm #

    Calories for this recipe? :)

    • Jadah and Jen 5.28.2013 at 8:28 am #

      Hi Michelle!
      We don’t count calories for our green smoothies, but have heard lots of people say that My Fitness Pal and Lose It are great websites/phone apps to use for counting calories and more :-)

  12. Misskthpriss 5.10.2013 at 5:27 am #

    This was delicious. I was skeptical about the avatars and cucumber, but followed the directions anyway. Definitely one of my new favorites.

  13. msloveher 4.22.2013 at 11:06 am #

    I recently bought GoJi Berries, yesterday as a matter of fact. I grind the berries into a powder. Will doing that detroy any of the nutriants?

  14. leng 4.11.2013 at 2:06 am #

    hi there! kale season is already over in our area. is there a good substitute for it? thanks!

  15. Rosalie 4.4.2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I bought fresh Kale from the farmers market (not prepacked.) How exactly do I determine what is 2 cups of Kale?

    • Jen H 4.5.2013 at 12:07 pm #

      I would recommend washing it, then tearing it up and cramming in a measuring cup. The stems are the most bitter, so feel free to just use the dark leaves (that’s what I do).

  16. Will G 4.3.2013 at 3:28 pm #

    I loved this recipe so much! Fruity and you get a hint of the cucumber! Definitely making this one again!

  17. Christina J 4.1.2013 at 9:50 am #

    Super tasty!! :)

  18. len 4.1.2013 at 6:59 am #

    i can’t find chia seeds here in our place can i just skip that from the ingredients?

    • Raquel 4.8.2013 at 2:14 pm #

      I could not find them by me either so I ordered mine from vitacost but amazon sells them too.

  19. Laura 3.27.2013 at 3:00 pm #

    I made this cumber grape punch today. I used red grapes and mixed greens that I needed to use up. It was creamy green and grapey delicious.

    • Jen H 3.27.2013 at 6:15 pm #

      Grapey delicious— i love it! :)

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