Mixity Mixin it up with a creamy concoction sweetened with delicious red grapes! I actually use grapes quite a lot in my smoothies, but for some reason I've only posted one recipe on this blog that uses them. Which is crazy, because everyone deserves to experience how delicious they are blended with greens!
Grapes are fantastic - detoxifying, sweet but low GI, full of antioxidants and phytonutrients which play a role in longevity. Reservatrol is the champion of these phytonutrients and is found in red grapes and their skin. Reservatrol is studied with great interest as it's demonstrating the ability to prevent heart disease, and stop or reverse the growth of cancer cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition grapes contain Vitamin C, Manganese, Vitamin B1, B6 and potassium.
This smoothie has it all: phytonutrients from grapes and greens; a healthy, cell-nourishing nut butter full of oleic acid, vitamin E and minerals, which aids in absorption of the phytonutrients; all packaged up in a delicious banana base which makes the smoothie taste more like dessert than breakfast!
No sweeteners required here, the grapes and bananas do it all for you :)
3 good handfuls fresh spinach or other dark greens (kale, silver beet, collards.. )
2 cups seedless red grapes. Those skins are delicate little suckers, so wash them as thoroughly as you can, or buy organic.
1 1/2 cups homemade nut milk, unsweetened (I used almond)
2 dessert spoons nut butter (I used almond)
Blend greens and nut milk until smooth. Add everything else and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Need a high speed blender? I use and recommend the Optimum 9400
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