Try a green grape smoothie for a bright snack full of fresh produce. This citrusy creation is definitely a kid-friendly recipe that I also enjoy.

Green Grape smoothie recipe

Grape smoothies are a staple at my house, whenever the grapes don’t get eaten right after bringing them home! This green grape smoothie recipe is brightly delicious, and loved by young and old smoothie drinkers alike. So read on, or skip ahead to start blending right away (no judgement!).

Smoothie prep for a green grape smoothie in a mason jar

Green smoothies vs green juice

When it comes to drinking your greens, there are two general ways to do it. Let’s break it down, so to explain why I like blending leafy green smoothies like this grape smoothie, rather than juicing.

Juicing fruits + veggies

Juicing greens gives you a concentrated small amount of liquid. The nutrients can be easily absorbed into your blood stream and benefit your body. Juicing doesn’t contain fiber, which helps your digestive system work properly, curb blood sugar spikes and keeps you full longer.

I definitely lean towards #teamsmoothie, yet I do think juicing has its benefits. I talk more about this on my podcast interview with Wellness Mama.

Blending green smoothies

Blending your greens creates a larger amount of liquid than juicing. It’s thicker due to the fiber retained in the greens. This slows down the speed at which the sugars and nutrients enter your body, as well as helps you stay full longer. Lots of fruit and veggies also have nutritional value in the skin, which can get lost in juicing (like the pith in the orange of this grape smoothie). Finally, juicing takes a LOT more produce than blending, which makes it more expensive.

raw ingredients needed to make a grape smoothie

How to make an affordable grape smoothie (or any smoothie)

This green grape smoothie recipe is a hit in our house. We love how easy it is to find the ingredients for this smoothie at the local grocery store. And they’re also affordable! That’s the key to making this a healthy habit for life— use ingredients you can always find and always afford. It’s definitely okay to skip all the fancy potions and powders that people recommend you add to your smoothie. For this amazing recipe, all you need is:

  • baby spinach (I prefer organic because it’s on the EWG’s dirty dozen list)
  • green grapes (be sure to check for seeds before blending)
  • pineapple (I use frozen pineapple to chill the smoothie and save me time chopping it up)
  • oranges (naval oranges are so flavorful and juicy!)
Green grape Smoothie in a vitamix container

Delicious grape smoothie recipes and more

Grapes are sometimes an overlooked smoothie ingredient, yet they add some delicious flavor (and nutrients!). Check out these other great grape smoothie recipes:

If grapes aren’t your fav smoothie ingredient, then I’ve also got some great green smoothies with orange:

I’d love it if you made this green smoothie, then left a rating + comment below. I always want to know what you think of these smoothie recipes, and what you add to them to make them your own. Happy blending!

Green Grape smoothie recipe
4.73 from 176 votes

Green Grape Smoothie

This dreamy green grape smoothie has a nice vitamin c boost from the refreshing orange flavors.
Prep: 5 mins
Total: 5 mins
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ orange
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ½ cup pineapple frozen
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional

Instructions 

  • Blend spinach, water orange until smooth.
  • Add remaining fruit and blend again.

Notes

  • Use green or red grapes, whichever you prefer (green are a bit more tart).
  • Swap spinach with the leafy green of your choice.
  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 32mg, Potassium: 520mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 3058IU, Vitamin C: 85mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 1mg
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About the Author

Jen Hansard

I went from exhausted mama to running across the Grand Canyon, riding & hiking to the top of the tallest waterfall in North America with my kids. How? I fell in love with the smoothies and plant-based meals you can find on my blog.

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  1. 5 stars
    I enjoyed this one a lot! Added turmeric ginger smoothie cubes and pumpkin and hemp seeds. Great way to end the ten day smoothie challenge!

  2. 5 stars
    I love pineapples in smoothies! The combination of sweet grapes and oranges is very refreshing!

  3. This is one of.my favorite smoothies! I meal prepped it so it was super easy to add water to Mason jar , throw the orange into blender and tada! Done! So delicious! Even my husband loved it.

  4. 4 stars
    Green grapes are not my fav in a smoothie because of the texture p. Otherwise yummy!

  5. 5 stars
    Yummy!! We replaced water with coconut water, and oranges with mangos, because we were out of oranges. We also added coconut milk smoothie cubes! It was be tasty!

  6. 5 stars
    I loved the tart sweetness from the mix of citrus and grapes. Definitely a favorite in my book!

  7. 3 stars
    This smoothie was alright, but I like pineapple and oranges so much, that I would prefer to just eat the fruit separately and have a spinach salad. I know that smoothies are an easy way to get multiple nutrients all at once, but there are other combinations that I prefer to this one for my smoothies.

  8. 5 stars
    This was a 10/10. Loved the citrus from the orange, loved the sweetness + tartness from the grapes, loved that it didn’t have (or need) banana! I added collagen powder and chia seeds, and gulped it down.

  9. 4 stars
    Good combo of ingredients that taste good together. I add protein powder to my smoothies, and found that any recipes that call for just water never taste great. I think I would either omit the powder or add some type of plant based milk to help hide the flavor.

  10. 5 stars
    This was on the sweeter side and super thick. I added a little water and this went down well.