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RED GRAPE HEART HEALTHY GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE
Red grapes, preferably seeded, are the star of this easy heart healthy green smoothie recipe.
They not only add a natural sweetness, red grapes in particular have resveratrol in the skin, which is why doctors recommend drinking one glass of wine per day for heart health.
Get the same benefits without a possible hangover! 😉 The seeds in the grapes also provide a natural nutritional benefit (no need to buy grape seed extract anymore!)
Use a good power blender to liquefy the skin & seeds and therefore easily absorb all the nutrients in the red grapes, spinach, banana, and optional chia seeds.
This green smoothie recipe is a simple combination that works for kids and adults alike. Easy to make in the morning, it only contains 3 ingredients and gives you plenty of energy to get up and going!
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Red Grape Heart Healthy Green Smoothie
- 2 cups red grapes preferably seeded (organic)
- 4 cups baby spinach organic
- 2 bananas
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds optional
- 2 cups ice
- Place all ingredients into the blender and secure lid.
- For Blendtec: Press the Whole Juice button
- For Vitamix: Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #10, then flip it to high. Blend for 60 seconds, use the tamper if needed
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
These days, grape seed extract has been used to treat a number of health issues having to do with free radical damange, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. In some studies, mostly in animals, grape seed extract was shown to protect against Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterial infection.
Spinach is one of the best foods you can eat, Popeye used to eat it and show kids how strong and energetic he would get after eating a can of it. Spinach gives you energy, can help you lose weight, can clear up your skin, and is good for you heart.
38 thoughts on “Red Grape Heart Healthy Green Smoothie”
Thanks for sharing awesome article. I’ve just prepared with my newly purchased hand blender and tested it. It’s really awesome.
Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Made it with 2 cups of red grapes, 1 banana, 2 cups spinach, and 2 cups ice with a squirt of blue agave. Turn out to be a new favorite
Wonderful Dennis! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback! Happy Blending ~ Tarashaun
Mine was ALL green…. but TASTY !! Kids loved it. Actually my son tried to act like he didn’t like it until I heard that “straw has reached the bottom of the cup sound” ..lol then he just looked at me and smiled
I love when the kids enjoy these green smoothies! You may get resistance at first, but after they see how tasty they are, you have them hooked. Just like your son!
The recipe was delicious!
I have a question though regarding the health benefits. You mention the benefit of grape seed extract yet the recipie calls for seedless grapes. Why the discrepancy?
Thanks for pointing out the discrepancy Tanya! It was supposed to say “seeded” grapes. 🙂 I’ve updated so it’s more clear. HAPPY BLENDING!
The smoothie was delicious! But, I have a question…in the recipe it calls for ” seedless red grapes” yet one of the nutritional benefits talks about that from ” grape seed extracts”. Why the discrepancy in the recipe?
Mine came out very green…not sure what I am doing wrong. What is the best way to measure the greens…loosely or tightly packed? My Vitamix seemed bogged down, too. I am totally new to this (my blender and green smoothies both) and really want this new habit to stick…so any help/tips would be greatly appreciated!!
Hey Didi and welcome! We had to adjust the recipe to be larger and when we added more greens it changed the color a lot, so you’re doing it right! You may need to adjust how you layer the ingredients in your smoothie. Liquids are always first, then soft stuff, then hard (frozen fruit or ice, apples, etc.). Use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blade. If it’s still giving you trouble, you may need a bit more liquid. Hope that helps! HAPPY BLENDING!
I think i added too much spinach. It was refreshing and sweet but bitter and green. it had a weird taste.
Am Loving Blending…Thanks for the Great Recipes…
I wish they were easier to print – without the pictures.
Mine came out much more green than the picture, but it is still delicious! It's a keeper. Thanks!
Can i use seeded grapes in my vitamix?
Yes absolutely! In fact the seeded grapes provide more nutrition, and a high powered blender such as your Vitamix can pulverize the seeds, making the nutrition readily available for our body to absorb. 🙂 HAPPY BLENDING!
It was too thick for me. I didn’t know we were supposed to add water. I will try it again with more water.
If the consistency isn’t right, you can always go back and add more water or ice and re-blend! Happy Blending!!
Exactly… mine was very thick then I added a little bit under a cup of water and it cam out great.
Sweet! (y) I also added green tea! Magnificient.