Sunday, March 28, 2010

Grape Smoothies anyone?

Bean had a request for me in regards to our smoothies, this week. She asked that I get the grapes WITH the seeds in them. I got the grapes, and I made a smoothie and the result...grapealicious! I am not normally a fan of "Grape" flavored foods, but this just took me back to my childhood flavors of grape popsicles by the pool. It was very refreshing and plenty sweet. Enjoy!

2 cups grapes (with seeds)
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 medium-large orange, peeled
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of stevia (to taste)
3/4 cup cranberry grape juice
1/4 cup coconut water
3/4 cup ice

Layer the ingredients as listed (with exception of the stevia, which can be added to taste toward the end). In a Vita Mix, turn machine on low, quickly raise to variable 10, then switch to high speed. Let run for 45-60 seconds. Serves 3-4
If you are using a lower powered blender, you may need to add more coconut water in order for your machine to blend the ingredients. If so, add more coconut water and stevia, as needed.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:56 PM

    Thank you so much! The recipe is fresh and fun as well as easy to make. This is by far my favorite smoothie.