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Green Grape Smoothie

12.27.2019


This green grape smoothie is the perfect recipe for boosting your immune system and hydrating your body to perfection.

Whether you’re interested in drinking smoothies for weight loss or healthy habits, you’ll reap these benefits and more from our recipes here at Simple Green Smoothies.

After completing your first green smoothie challenge, you’ll gain confidence with your blender and want to try new things. This recipe came from that experience in my own life— and grapes became a hug hit.

Smoothie prep for a green grape smoothie in a mason jar

Green Smoothies vs Green Juice

When it comes to drinking your greens, there’s two general ways to do it. Juicing your greens gives you a concentrated small amount of liquid. The body can be easily absorbed into your blood stream and benefit your body. Juicing doesn’t contain fiber, which helps your digestive system work properly, burb blood sugar spikes and keeps you full longer.

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 the sugars and nutrients enter your body and helps you stay full longer.

I definitely lean towards Team Smoothie, yet I do think juicing has its benefits. For example, when your body is not able to perform well on it’s own (think chemotherapy, serious health condition, flu recovery, etc). I talk more about this on my podcast interview with Katie Wells from Wellness Mama.

Why add grapes to a smoothie

Grapes aren’t often blended in a smoothie…and it’s a shame! That’s why I’m sharing this recipe on the blog today— to raise awareness to the ‘raw’esomness of grapes. Grapes are 80% water, which makes them blend easily and add extra hydration to your smoothie.

Additionally, grapes contain resveratrol. It’s believed it could help with the prevention and/or treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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How to make an affordable smoothie

This green grape smoothie recipe is a hit in our house. We love how it has only ingredients I can always find at my local grocery store at an affordable price. That’s the key to making this a healthy habit for life— use ingredients you can always find and always afford. Translation: it’s 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 (seedless work best so you don’t have any chunks)
  • 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

Healthier smoothie variations

In addition, like any smoothie, adjust the Green Grape Smoothie to work for you! If you have food allergies, check out our smoothie ingredient swap guide.

Here’s a few more recipes that can boost your health effortlessly:

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Green Grape Smoothie

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: smoothies
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: plant-based

Description

This dreamy green grape smoothie is often called Citrus Crush in our challenges because it gets a vitamin c boost from the refreshing orange flavors.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1/2 cup pineapple

Instructions

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

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  1. Dieta says:

    Another wonderful smoothie….very refreshing…still have not tried all your smoothies yet, but so far have not found one we did not like…thank you.

  2. Gillian says:

    I started the challenge on 4th Jan. This is definitely one of my favourites! I blended it yesterday as I had some grapes that needed eating. Will keep on blending and going for the plant based meals. I am feeling much better and the smoothies are helping to keep the unhealthy snacks at bay! Thank you for all the recipes in the challenge. I will go back and try the ones I missed.

  3. Patti says:

    Great smoothie! Very refreshing! And made all 10 days!

  4. Lynda Gregory says:

    I didn’t start until Jan. 6. I am definitely feeling better. Make my smoothie in the morning for breakfast to start my day. I suffer from osteoarthritis. Is there a good smoothie to help with that?

  5. Cynthia says:

    Still not a fan of the grapes, but love the other flavors.

  6. Melissa Chiappone says:

    This was by far one of my favorites! So tangy! I love that in a smoothie! Adding citrus to my smoothies has always been so refreshing. One of my go to’s has an orange, lime and lemon in it! SOOOO GOOD!

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