Have you ever heard of a grape smoothie? I don’t think I had until last December. Maggie got a food truck toy for Christmas last year and it came with three toy smoothies that are labeled as banana, strawberry and grape. I have wondered time and time again who was on the team that came up with this toy and why they didn’t have a blueberry or mango smoothie instead.
But then it inspired me to try making a drink with the leftover grapes we always have hanging around when I buy a big bag of grapes. So, I guess grape smoothies are a thing now.
As Paul pointed out though, this isn’t as thick as a smoothie. Add in a frozen banana, ice, or try changing the ratio to more fruit and less milk to make it thicker. I used fresh grapes, but you could also freeze your grapes and your drink should be thicker and colder. I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk, so I skipped the vanilla extract, but I would use it with unflavored milk.
Grapes are in season in fall, as wine makers are well aware. There may be more varieties in store. My favorite right now are the Harvest Grapes.
Yes, this drink recipe is a little unusual, but it’s good. It comes approved by the three members of my household. Most smoothies and other drinks do, unless they have too much spinach. That caused a mess on the floor last week when a certain toddler threw her cup down, probably in disgust. This drink didn’t not get that treatment, I promise.
If you like this recipe you may also like:
Grape Blueberry milk
1 1/2 cups almond milk or regular milk
1 1/2 cups red seedless grapes
1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
P.S. In case you’re wondering, the food truck is in this list of some of her favorite toys.