This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

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!).

Table of Contents
  1. Green Smoothies vs Green Juice
  2. How to Make an Affordable Grape Smoothie
  3. Delicious Grape Smoothie Recipes
  4. Green Grape Smoothie Recipe
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

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

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

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!

4.73 from 293 votes

Green Grape Smoothie

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

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup spinach
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ orange peeled
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ½ cup pineapple frozen
  • 1 serving homemade protein powder optional
Save this recipe
Enter your email to get this recipe sent to you, plus enjoy weekly healthy recipes.

Instructions 

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

Notes

  • If you like it thicker, use less water (like 1/4 cup)
  • Use green or red grapes, whichever you prefer (green are a bit more tart).
  • Swap spinach with the leafy greens 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
Tried this recipe? Show me!Mention @SimpleGreenSmoothies or tag #SimpleGreenSmoothies!

You might Also Love…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rating




Comments

  1. I love grapes but have never put them in my smoothie. Great idea. Will freeze them for the next time I make it.

  2. 5 stars
    This smoothie a definitely a sweet treat! I’d cut back on the fruit to just a cup in the future but my kids loved it just they way it is. I added chia seeds and coconut oil to make it a meal +froze my grapes along with the pineapple

  3. 5 stars
    This was refreshing! I wasn’t sure how grapes would work in a smoothie, so I was surprised to see how well they blended up with the other fruits and spinach. I will definitely make this again!

  4. 5 stars
    I love using grapes in smoothies and the orange adds just enough acid to the mix.

  5. 5 stars
    A definite favorite. Who needs candy? This is sweet, as sweet can be. Looking forward to trying it with frozen red grapes next time.

  6. 5 stars
    Day 2 of the smoothie challenge and I really enjoyed this Green Grape Smoothie…it is sweet and delicious and I think would make great popcicles in the summer!

  7. I used frozen banana and pineapple. I also used arugula and spinach for my greens.
    Good amount of green grapes because I like that they are not as sweet as the red grapes.
    The green grape smoothie is one of my favorites, I probably drink more of them in the
    summer. Very refreshing, I think it’s the fact that the grapes have so much liquid.
    I give it a 5 star.

  8. 4 stars
    Very tasty! I did have to add additional water to get the spinach completely blended. I would definitely make this smoothie again.

    1. Just processed a huge bowl of loquats today, so checked to see if there were any smoothie recipes that used them. I didn’t locate any, but expect they can substitute for mango, peach or pineapple reasonably well. If anyone has a smoothie recipe for loquats, I would love if you would post here and I would try it out.

  9. 4 stars
    Don’t skip the orange like I did! You’ll need it so it doesn’t get too thick. Tasty recipe

  10. 3 stars
    I was a little disappointed, there was not much flavor, very bland. It was too warm because of the fresh fruit. I had to add ice cubes to make it cold. I loved the idea of grape smoothie. Maybe if the grapes were frozen it would have brought out the flavor more.

  11. 5 stars
    Delicious! First time using grapes in a smoothie. Next time I will make sure to freeze the grapes and orange slices ahead of time as I prefer a more frozen smoothie.

  12. 5 stars
    Another 5 for flavor, 5 for well blended ingredients, and 5 for being a good smoothie! Using frozen ingredients made this drink refreshing!