Green Grape Smoothie
This Green Grape Smoothie combines fruit, coconut water, spinach and mint to create a drink that is packed with goodness and delightfully slurpable
- 125 g Pineapple chunks fresh, frozen or tinned
- 150 g Green grapes seedless
- 125 ml Coconut water
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice adjust to taste
- 10 Fresh mint leaves
- 50 g Spinach leaves fresh
- 20 ml Coconut milk non dairy milk rather than canned
- You must use seedless grapes. Grapes with seeds in will lend a bitterness to the drink that is not so great and may not break down so well in lower power blenders
- The grapes can be past their best – if they are on the softer side or slightly discoloured, then blending them into a smoothie is a good way to use them up
- You can use any pineapple you like – fresh, frozen or tinned. That’s provided that it is tinned in juice not syrup
- Spinach should be fresh, not frozen. Ensure it’s washed to avoid a gritty drink
- All fruit will vary in sweetness, so taste after blending and add more lime juice if necessary to get the perfect balance of sweet ‘v’ zesty for you
- It’s not essential to add ice if the other ingredients are chilled, but you can add a few cubes to make this smoothie with grapes extra cold if you want to
- Swapping green grapes for red or black will affect the colour and the flavour of this drink. Expect a less vibrant, slightly sludgy colour if you do. As for the taste, red and black grapes can be less tart and somewhat sweeter than their green counterparts. You may want to reduce the pineapple slightly and/ or increase the lime juice if you think this might be an issue for you
- If you don’t have coconut milk to hand a tablespoon of yoghurt (plain or coconut) would be a good option
This smoothie is best served as soon as it is made but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 48 hours. Just pour into a sealable jar and chill until needed.
Keep in mind that the flavour will deteriorate over time and so too might the colour. Separation is likely, so give the bottle a good shake before pouring into a glass.
Never store any smoothie in the blender jug itself. Apparently, this can damage the seal on the device. And such a big jug is unlikely to fit in the fridge anyway.
Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 1151mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 5282IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 4mg