Lots of like keeping a bunch of grapes in the refrigerator that we can grab when we need a quick sweet fix. But we often don’t think about adding them to dishes like we do strawberries or blueberries. While they might be a little out of the ordinary, they can be the perfect touch to for a yummy seedless grape smoothie. Next time you have grapes on your shopping list, give this recipe a try.
In your favorite blender mix:
-1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING)
-1 cup of low-fat plain yogurt
-1 tablespoon of honey
-1/2 cup of sweet seedless grapes for mixing and an extra bunch for serving
Mix until smooth, throw a few whole grapes in the bottom of the glass, add the smoothie mix and top with a bunch of grapes for extra munching…..just scrumptious!
If you have (or have had) small children you probably remember “veggieTales”. It dates from the early 90s and features cartoon characters such as Bob the Tomato and Larry the cucumber. Part of the appeal of it all were the songs that went along with each episode. Now, those tunes are on Spotify and we can all share them again!
In honor of our Seedless Grape Smoothie recipe, here are the veggieTales singing “We are the Grapes of Wrath”:
Easy to Make Seedless Grape Smoothie
Ginger Banana Smoothie:
Personally, I don’t think there is anything that looks stranger than a ginger root. I can barely stand to look at one so I use ginger spice to avoid the roots. I know, that is really strange but, thankfully, its just me. Those who are more rational than I am point out (correctly I’m sure) that ginger has a long and honorable history for being used for all sorts of ailments and fresh ginger taken straight from the root has more nutritional value.
Whatever, even this picture makes my skin crawl.
Honestly, I use ginger for the taste and any nutritional value is an added benefit. So, this ginger banana smoothie mix is offered for its great taste; its nutritional benefits are an added plus.
In your favorite <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=kitchen&keywords=blender&linkCode=ur2&tag=bestfruismoo-20″>blender</a><img src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=bestfruismoo-20&l=ur2&o=1″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” /> mix:
- 1 tsp ginger (fresh if you choose)
- 1 previously frozen banana (peel and slice the banana BEFORE freezing)
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 1 tbsp. Chia seed
This recipe makes enough for you to share with a friend.
Ginger Banana Smoothie
Banana Apple Lemon Smoothie
As we have said before, and will undoubtedly will say again, maybe the best thing of all about smoothies is that they afford the opportunity to mix a number of different and diverse ingredients that normally wouldn’t be in the same recipe. Just one example is this banana apple lemon smoothie mix.
Some of the apple in this recipe comes from apple cider so it is great for the fall months. All three fruits in this mix are popular in their own right but, mixed together in a smoothie, they compliment each other in a very tasty and satisfying way.
In your favorite blender mix:
- 1 Frozen Banana (TIP: Peel and Slice the Banana BEFORE Freezing!)
- 1/2 cup Apple Cider
- 1 Apple, cored and sliced ( Your chooice, I used A Granny Smith and it was really good)
- 2 Tbsp. natural honey (more or less on your sweet tooth)
- 1 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (low fat if your watching)
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Because of the frozen banana and the apple you may find that you get better results from your blender if you feed the ingredients in one at a time rather than all at once. Also, if the mix is to thick, add ice cubes until you get the consistency you like.
Banana Apple Lemon Smoothie Recipe
Bananas are a supporting player in countless smoothie recipes but here it is a featured player in a Banana Apricot smoothie recipe that is really satisfying.
Apricots are, in some ways, an “under the radar” fruit. While they don’t have the popularity of a other fruits like berries they shouldn’t be discounted. For example, what other fruit has been immortalized in a popular song: “You walked into the party like your were walking onto a yacht/Your hat strategically dipped below one eye/Your scarf it was apricot…”. For the younger set, the song was written and first performed by Carly Simon in 1972.
Anyway, try this Banana Apricot smoothie, I think you’ll like it.
- 1 full cup Apricot Nectar
- 2 frozen banana, peeled and sliced (TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING!)
- 1/2 cup low or reduced fat milk
- 2 oz. vanilla
- 1 Tbsp. Chia seed (Optional)
- Ice to taste (if you don’t freeze the bananas, you will probably use more)
This recipe makes enough for both you and a friend.
Banana Apricot Smoothie
No, the picture has nothing to do with a Banana Apricot smoothie but I had to share it.
High in protein and calcium, this is an easy to prepare Banana Cinnamon smoothie recipe your kids can make for breakfast or after school . What a great way to teach our kids good eating habits!
Its also really easy to turn this banana Cinnamon smoothie treat into a nutrition powerhouse just by adding a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results.
In your favorite smoothie blender combine:
1 cup of soy milk
1 large frozen banana (peel and slice before freezing!)
1/4 cup of low-fat Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 Tbsp. Chia seed
Ground Cinnamon for garnish
Banana Cinnamon Smoothie Recipe