Grape Smoothie Recipe

What could be better than pineapple and orange? Throw in some green grapes, and you’ve got a citrus + tart kick start to your day.

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 Katie Wells from 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

Green Grape Smoothie

This dreamy green grape smoothie has a nice vitamin c boost from the refreshing orange flavors.
4.73 from 176 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blending Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 6 minutes
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Servings: 1
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Jen Hansard


  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
  • 1 Protein Smoothie Boost, optional


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


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 Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a realistic plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Sheila says:

    This one will be added to my list of favorites!

  2. Krista says:

    I really like the orange and pineapple together. I swapped out strawberries for the grapes and it was amazing- store still didn’t have good grapes.

  3. Robert Bowen says:

    I made this recipe with berry fruit tea instead of water. It doesn’t have any actual tea, but fruits and flowers in it. Wanted to give it a try. I also used a kiwi since I didn’t have any grapes. I am surprised no recipes in this challenge called for kiwis. It was not as sweet as I thought it would be, but must have been from the tea. It was refreshing and a little thinner than other smoothies I’ve made, but still a good taste.

  4. Cheryl P. says:

    Good smoothie, but if not a fan of green grapes, suggest swapping for something else. Refreshing smoothie with a nice green color.

  5. Kimberly Watt says:

    Yummm that’s good!:)

  6. Birgit says:

    I swapped out a clementine for the orange and my blender can‘t handle it (far from smooth). The taste was good, the texture not so much.

  7. Justna says:

    Enjoyed it.

  8. Bethany says:

    Another great smoothie on Day 10, but Day 7 was my favorite. They have all been so good and filling. I feel great and have more energy since doing the smoothie every day. I’m planning to continue, too. They are easy to fix and so healthy. Thank you all so much for the help and encouragement.

  9. Joan Isenberg says:

    Thank you for everything. I will now be having a green smoothie every morning thanks to you.

  10. Susan says:

    SO, SO good! Actually one of our favorites. Great recipes Jen!

  11. Dora Suarez says:

    I’m not a fan of grapes in my smoothies, so I’m giving this a 3 as suggested but when I substituted mango for grape it went up to a 5. Super refreshing. Yum.

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  13. Josie says:

    I really enjoy this smoothie, it was very fresh tasting and light.

  14. Maxine Thomas says:

    Day Ten, Green Smoothie Challenge
    Citrus Crush. January 10, 2020
    Today I substituted beet top/leaves for the spinich. This smoothie may be my favorite

  15. Tracey Cofell says:

    A new favourite. Really liked this one.

  16. Kathy Cuevas says:

    I have loved ALL these smoothies, including ones where I substituted for a more favored ingredient. 🙂

  17. Karen R says:

    Day 10
    Super yummy! I used red grapes and could believe the taste…wow!

  18. Beverly Doucette says:

    This smoothie is really special. I love the green grapes! Made it such a vibrant color. I do a green smoothie every day, but I’m still sad the 10 day challenge ended so fast!

  19. claudine cason says:

    enjoyed all the green smoothies

  20. Sue says:

    Bright & refreshing; love flavour the pineapple adds. Did add my flax & chia to the mix again,

  21. Jen C. says:

    So delicious and energizing. Yeah! I did it! I so enjoyed the creative way to incorporate veggies and fruits into my diet. Thanks Jen for the 10 day challenge to start off the new year! Way to go everyone!

  22. Margaret Eacker says:

    NOt a big fan of grapes in my smoothie.

  23. Ann Owens says:

    Iforgot to rate Day 10 Citrys Crush!! Definitely a 5 but w/o grapes. And subbed in mango for pineapple. Just crisp and good.

  24. EricaRuth says:

    Would have been better if I had had spinach… had to use Kale and definitely could taste it but without that I think it would have been amazing

  25. Ann Owens says:

    Don’t use grapes at all, so subbed cherries and no pineapple but used mango instead. I love oranges in these smoothies and will use more often. Light and tasty. Fun 10 day smoothue challenge! Sad it’s over!!

  26. Jennifer A says:

    Light, refreshing and delicious! Tasted first as is, then boosted with cilantro and coconut milk smoothie cubes.

  27. Susan Garcia says:

    I subbed cucumber for the grapes and it was really good!

  28. Lisa L says:

    In the smoothie challenge, this smoothie is called “Citrus Crush.” Tasting it, I was thinking it doesn’t have nearly enough citrus flavor to be called “Citrus Crush,” and thinking about how to up the citrus flavor next time. However, I do like it. It is good-tasting, and I appreciate that it’s made with ingredients I always have in my fridge.

  29. Teresa says:

    Was surprised at how good this was…out of my norm…loved it! thanks fellow RAWKSTAR #simplegreensmoothies

  30. Leesa says:

    This one I changed a bit, no grapes so I used frozen mango. It was still delicious. I will try it with grapes eventually!

  31. Marcie says:

    I wanted to like this one so bad, but I just don’t like the grapes in my smoothie. Maybe next time I’ll try kiwi instead!

  32. Yvonne says:

    Day 10 Citrus Crush aka Green grape smoothie was great ! I subd blueberries for grapes and it was like dessertyum!! I definitely will make again And this will go on my favorites list

  33. Annette Vos says:

    Love this recipe. I can’t wait till I can find organic grapes to add in. I’m sure it’ll be more delicious. Thank you.

  34. AnnMarie says:

    I loved the balance of flavor and sweetness in this smoothie. I did use coconut water in place of plain water. Great tropical feel to this one. Happy Rawkstar here!

  35. Judy says:

    The best for last! This smoothie had the right amount of sweetness and consistency to make it a winner in my book. I added some protein for extra nutrition but didn’t really change anything except a whole mandarin orange. They are much smaller than regular oranges.

  36. Mary Anderson says:

    Refreshing and yummy!

  37. Rochelle says:

    Day 10 Green grape smoothie – so good. I didn’t have an orange so used a bit of fresh oj it was good. I also added kale to this one, used almond milk and meal powder as this is a meal replacement. Completely surprised at how good this really turned out,

  38. Shawn says:

    I subbed strawberries for grapes today and I absolutely loved this smoothie!

  39. Meagan says:

    I wish I would have had an orange today but instead subbed a kiwi because that’s what I had. I also used coconut milk & it was quite delicious. Not a juice like I think it was suppose to be but yummy just the same

  40. Wanda says:

    I’m so thankful I did this 10 day challenge. All the smoothies were delicious. Great way to get started making smoothies.

  41. Mary says:

    Grapes, oranges and pineapple!! What’s not to love?!?

  42. Marguerite C says:

    Delish! I added Turmeric Anti-inflammatory cubes and I used green cabbage. Spicy!

  43. sarah says:

    I added cilantro & kale to this one. It was really yummy!

  44. Sylvia Pedlar says:

    Loving the green colour, guess I’m still missing the sweetness so I gave this a four out of five 🙂

  45. Grace says:

    I loved day 10’s Citrus Crush! Added kale, lettuce, beet tops, chia seeds, pea protein powder and Vitamin C smoothie cubes. Citrus smoothies are my favourite! Thank you @simplegreensmoothies for this great challenge and all your wonderful recipes!!

  46. Angeline B says:

    I replaced the grapes with a banana and so yummy.

  47. Helen Thadathil says:

    Love Grapes and Oranges. Cool and Refreshing!

  48. Hilgay Beckles says:

    This combination was lovely. I didn’t have any green grapes so subbed a small apple instead. I really love the taste that the citrus brings to this smoothie. I will definitely try it again with the grapes.

  49. Julie says:

    The kids loved this one…along with the parents!

  50. Mary D says:

    This was yummy – I swapped blueberries for the grapes and added a tumeric smoothie cube!

  51. Ann says:

    Why green grapes? Red grapes are the only kind I buy. Am I missing something? I have been freezing my red grapes and eat instead of candy (mostly). The are much sweeter tasting frozen also. Wanted to stay on challenge but found some recipes deal breakers..

  52. Jennifer J says:

    I subbed water for coconut water and it was very refreshing. Love the citrus profile in this one!

  53. Lori says:

    Just what I needed for extra vitamin C on a cold, snowy day.

  54. Leah says:

    Delicious light flavored smoothie to start the day

  55. Leah says:

    Delicious a nice and light flavor to start the day!

  56. KimberlyNarducci says:

    So yummy and refreshing! I added kale to this one and feel like it’s a perfect balance of flavors!!

  57. Nichole says:

    This one was great! I used a whole orange instead of half though and added dried nettle to it. Yum!

  58. Susan Seltzer says:

    I’m an at home Mom, sort of, my 2 boys are now in College, so for most of the year they are away. My husband goes to work and I’m here by myself. When I’m not cooking for the family, breakfast is kind of boring. Then I came across this challenge, I said why not, so off I went. Let me tell you I love it. I’m getting my spinach and sometime carrot plus my fruits for the day. Through everything into my Vitamix blender and done. I drink my smoothie while reading my emails. I’m ready to tackle the rest of my day. Great Job. Keep up the good work.

  59. km says:

    Yum!! very light tasting!

  60. Lalannie Knoll says:

    I omitted the grapes still liked the citrusy burst of flavour. Will use another kiwi next time as a replacement.

  61. FNU says:

    Was great, delicious and refreshing, loved the citrus nature of it, thanks
    The 10 days were great! Thanks

  62. Susan says:

    Good. Not as creamy, maybe needs an avocado? Or freeze the grapes next time? I used the anti inflammatory boosters and less pineapple. Very good. Just a hint of ginger/turmeric.

  63. Pallavi Sharma says:

    I tried 10- day smoothie challenge . Every smoothie has a different flavor , we enjoyed it . This one is too amazing with grapes and pineapple. Thanks for the yummiest smoothie recipe .

  64. sheila says:

    Excellent smoothie. Sad its the last one. All these smoothies were good. Nice and healthly way to start off the new year!

  65. Lorie Hart says:

    Loved all of them!!! Thank you for the challenge and my family will be continuing making them. I’ve been making 3 every morning.

  66. Luda says:

    Day ten smoothie challenge . The combination on the ingredients is so well paired , I loved the taste!

  67. Raquel says:

    Delicious!! Love this smoothie

  68. M.I. Kenison says:

    This smoothie was light and fruity. I would recommend it to anyone who is new to green smoothies. I made a modification due to allergy issues and it still worked out well. I’m grateful for this recipes. They’re spot on!

  69. Marianne says:

    Very tasty. I did use (organic) soy milk and added oats and chia seeds to help improve my cholesterol levels.

  70. Barb Dreger says:

    Love It! Grapes, pineapple and spinach are 3 of my fav ingredients in a smoothie. Thanks for the great recipes!

  71. Jessica Colley says:

    I think this is another new favorite!!! So yummy and am really starting to like adding grapes to my smoothies! Makes it taste juicier!

  72. Jess says:

    This smoothie had a “punchy” refreshing taste that got the family going this morning! Will definitely make again!!

  73. Louise says:

    Awesome! Feeling so great!

  74. CJ says:

    Delicious. I love that citrus flavor

  75. Mary Sobczak says:

    Tasty – yet simple.

  76. Ana says:

    This smoothie surprised me, it was delicious.

    I will continue to include smoothies on a daily bases. Thank you for sharing your recipes!

  77. Melissa says:

    I love this smoothie! I never would have thought to put grapes in a smoothie but they are so good! This one will be a regular for sure!

  78. Angie M says:

    Day 10, Citrus Crush!
    I like this one, it’s tastes like it’s full of vitamin C, I prepped this the night before, but I much prefer to use frozen fruits to make it nice and cold, or add ice cubes to the mix.

  79. Heather Smith says:

    Great and refreshing!!

  80. Julie says:

    Added avocado for some “creaminess”.

  81. Amy Witek says:

    My new fave!

  82. Amber says:

    Love this smoothie

  83. Dianna Ebright says:

    As I sit here drinking my Citrus Crush smoothie, I am thinking about how much I enjoy the smoothies with the grapes and oranges (now that I remember to remove the peel), to me they are very refreshing and clean tasting. Definitely a 5 star for me. I did not get to make my Green Veggie bowl yet so it is going to be today for supper, it sounds really good, I cannot wait.”

  84. Andrea says:

    I had to do some substitutions based on what I had in the house. No grapes, so we used blueberries and strawberries. I added chia and tofu to make it a meal replacement and added vitamin c cubes for a boost. Delicious, refreshing, and filling. Yummy!

  85. Steve Dreger says:

    Love the taste of this one. Plan to continue drinking these!

  86. Stephanie says:

    Yum! Used pineapple coconut water and it’s yummy! Greenest one of the challenge! Had fun! Hope we can keep it going!

  87. Nidia Gago says:

    A very refreshing Smoothie

  88. DEFINITELY my favorite! I’m starting over at day 1 and doing it again just for the HEATH of it!

  89. Jen Hart says:

    One of my very favorites! The citrusy oranges and fresh pineapple make me think of summer. I like to freeze the grapes so I get a slushy smoothie that reminds me of slushees in the summer as a kid mmmm. So good

  90. Kristin says:

    Very fresh and yummy. Will add this to my rotation for sure.

  91. Deborah Gilbert says:

    Tropical goodness.

    I threw in half an avocado because I love how creamy it makes smoothies.

    I subbed out water and used half coconut water and half Aloe Vera Juice.

    And added in some MCT oil.

  92. Deborah says:

    Fantastic! I boosted it with a Vitamin C Smoothie Cube so I really got the orange taste Rawking strong in this one. One of my favorites. I froze everything but the orange so it is just at the right amount of chill for me and I did not have to add any additional liquids. If I like coconut water, I could see this turning into a Tropical Paradise.

  93. Nelleke Beats says:

    I used coconut water instead of plain water and this smoothie is wonderful

  94. Elizabeth says:

    YUMMMMazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS ONE! I boosted with Arugala, too 😉

  95. Jeannette P. says:

    So refreshing! Perfect blend of greens and fruit. I used coconut water for liquid for extra hydration. Great smoothie to start the day or would be a welcome afternoon energy boost.

  96. Marie Davino says:

    This is my favorite! Way to go SGS you ended the 10 day challenge with the perfect orangey flavor. Thank you for helping me reset my diet! 😉

  97. Tiffany says:

    Love this one! I’ve never really used grapes in smoothies before. You’d figure it would be one of the first things to use considering many commercial juices have grape as a base and they are bountiful but, nope. I think I’ll make it a regular in my smoothies.

  98. Kate says:

    I really like this one. It is nice and refreshing.

  99. Tina Migielicz says:

    I love the smoothies with water and grapes! The extra citrus and tropical flavor made this one perfect.

  100. Shelly says:

    I really enjoyed Day 2 because I prefer berries in my smoothie. Day 3 was just as good as I occasionally like a sweeter smoothie.

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