Green grape smoothies are refreshing, easy and full of nutrition including antioxidants and vitamin K.
Green Grape Smoothie
Everyone knows the nutritional value of berries, including raspberries regarding fiber and a wide-span of vitamins.
But the value of green grapes is lesser known. In this recipe, I freeze both and blend them with other superfoods for a delicious morning smoothie that is like an elevator ride to happiness, haha.
Green Grapes vs. Red Grapes in Smoothies
Red grapes get heaps of praise, because their color indicates the presence of antioxidants, which can destroy free radicals, enemy compounds found in your body that can damage essential components. But fresh sweet tart green grapes are also powerhouses of nutrition as is explained in part in this study.
How Healthy Is a Green Grape Smoothie
First off, green grapes also contain significant amounts of antioxidants – the difference being many are also in the meat of the grape while with red grapes, they are found mostly in the skin.
And green grapes also contribute 20% of the daily requirement of vitamin K which supports healthy blood, bones and cartilage, making these little green jewels awesome after a workout.
Grapes also have significant amounts of energy-boosting iron, magnesium, potassium and B vitamins. So if you had an active night or poor sleep and wake up tired, try this smoothie over caffeine for a morning boost.
How to Make A Green Grape Smoothie
To this smoothie, I also added avocado and zucchini to thicken the texture as well as add veggie power. And I used chia powder to thicken as well. I used my ice cube pre-make technique (1 cup per tray) so I actually have four cups of this flavor stored in my freezer.
How to Meal Prep A Healthy Smoothie
This smoothie recipe is not a concentrate so I freeze it, store it, and the night before I want to make it, I pop the ice cubes in a glass and let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. The next day, I give it a brief blend, add anything else if I want, and drink!
I also have on this blog a make-ahead concentrated smoothie cube recipe how-to that allows you to make concentrations of smoothie mixture so the next day all you do is add a liquid and blend.
This concentrated smoothie cube technique allows you to store more smoothie mixture in the freezer – ideal for a family or a need for multiple smoothies per morning!
That concentrate smoothie cube how-to is HERE if you are interested!
Green Grape Smoothie
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1/2 cup plant yogurt
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 peeled zucchini
- 2 tbsp chia powder
- 1/4 cup water or enough to make it creamy
- 1 covered ice cube tray I like this brand because each tray holds 1 cup of concentrate and has a cover so the ice cubes do not take on freezer scents and tastes.
- Blend all, pour into an ice cube tray, and freeze overnight.
- Blend up the cubes the next day in a high speed blender for the creamiest texture ever!
- Want it faster, don't freeze first - it will still be creamy, especially if you use the veggies and chia powder.
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.