Green Grape Smoothie

After the past week of spending time with family and celebrating the life of my grandmother, I’m certainly in need of a cleaner meal plan. I sometimes struggle with portion control and a balance of comfort food vs. healthier food when I’m not at home. When you’re in an emotionally charged environment, or possibly hungover ;), over-indulgence is almost guaranteed to happen.

Soon, I will be back at home, in a kitchen that I fully know my way around, with all of the herbs and spices I’m familiar with. Back on the healthy train, and back to the gym! Here to help jump-start that is this delectable smoothie. This recipe is pretty high volume, so it is extra filling, but is still light, creamy and sweet. After cooking all day long the last thing you want to do is put a lot of effort into another meal.

Serves 1 Huge Smoothie, or 2 Smaller Ones

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Red Seedless Grapes
  • 1 Cup Packed Greens- I used lettuce but Kale and Spinach are even better
  • 1 Medium Pear, Cored & Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Frozen Pumpkin Pureé
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut Water
  • Optional: Ice Cubes

Directions:

  1.  Place all ingredients into a blender and pureé until smooth! (This is why I love smoothies, so easy)

 

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9 Responses to Green Grape Smoothie

  1. Coot

    OMG!!! This is soooo good! I had to make it after seeing the recipe! LOL! I used green swiss chard and cut the recipe in half or so, and still got a nice 160z glass! I never tried coconut water before, haven’t been able to find it, and finally did, and OMG!!! This and the pumpkin are awesome additions! Thinking maybe of adding some cinnamon to it too, giving the pumpkin a bit more jazzed up flavoring and it helps to slow the digestion too, especially with all the fruit in there. YUMO! This will definitely be added to my “go to green smoothie” list! Thanks for the creativity!

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Adding cinnamon is a great idea! I’ll have to try that next time, and yes, coconut water is super delicious. I’m glad that you liked it! :)

  2. mmmm, this looks wonderful! i can totally relate to being away from home & kitchen and somewhat out of sync. it’s such a challenge!

    i hardly ever buy grapes, but i’ve added them to my shopping list :) can’t wait to try this combination!

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  5. Yackie, I do a similar smoothie every morning and I add mint and ginger. Love that you did a smoothie for the holidays and New Year. Great timing!

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  7. sher

    Great Smoothie! I just made one this morning.. I didn’t have pears, so used kiwi instead.. GREAT!!!

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