Blueberry & Grape Smoothie
Blueberry & Grape Smoothie
Blueberry & Grape Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, healthy and filling. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack.Using greek yogurt or thick yogurt makes this smoothie protein rich. It is recommended that one has a protein rich breakfast for good health and also so that one feels full for a longer period of time.
Memories – Breakfast Time In Montreal with Blueberry & Grape Smoothie
Woke up a bit late after tossing and turning half the night as it was pretty humid. Suddenly it has become very hot in Montreal. After doing a bit of housework, it was time for breakfast. Didn’t want to have toast, cereal or anything hot. Out came the yogurt and fruit. Instead of having everything on its own I made a nice cool smoothie. Filling, cooling, satisfying, refreshing and delicious. Within seconds had the smoothie ready.
During our stay in Montreal, hubby and I go crazy after all the berries that available in abundance. Blueberries,Strawberries, Blackberries, Raspberries. We get excited if any of the berries are on offer. We don’t get berries in abundance in Kenya. So we make the best of them during our stay.
Blueberries contain anthocyanin antioxidants, are an excellent source of manganese and Vitamin C. Low in fat, and are said to help fight urinary tract infections. Blueberries also help in improving memory and are good for the skin.
What is a Smoothie?
A smoothie is as the name suggests, a smooth thick drink usually made from fresh fruit/ vegetables with milk, water, yogurt or ice cream. Smoothie is much thicker than a milkshake. One can find flavored milkshakes that may or may not be made with fresh fruits.
Here’s a rough guideline as to what you can use to make a healthy smoothie/smoothie bowl:
Liquids can be milk, soy milk, almond or cashew nut milk, yogurt, water, juices
Fruits and Vegetables – can have either or both, according to your choice.
Good fat – peanut or other nut butters, coconut oil, avocado.
Thickener – yogurt, chia seeds, oats, banana, avocado, mango, roasted flours, cereals, etc.
Protein – milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, protein powder, nut butters
Topping – chopped fruits, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, spices, dried fruits, cereals, crumbled cookies
Some More Smoothie Recipes:
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Fast forward from 15/05/2014 when I first posted this smoothie recipe, 2020 though a trying period for all of us, one advantage is that suddenly the Kenyan Fruit market is flooded with home grown strawberries and blueberries. When Renu who blogs at Cook With Renu suggested the theme Magic With Berries I had to take the advantage of redoing this post before the blueberries disappear.
Magic With Berries Recipes by Members of Sunday Funday:
- Berry Spinach Salad by Making Miracles
- Blackberry Spinach Salad by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Blueberry & Grape Smoothie by Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Blueberry Picking and a Summer Salad with Microflowers and Berries by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Eggless Strawberry Banana Muffins by Cook with Renu
- Instant Pot Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with Blackberry Jalapeño BBQ Sauce by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Kokum Sherbat by Sneha’s Recipe
- Sparkling Strawberry Lemon Cocktail by Food Lust People Love
- Summer Berry Turnovers by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Ingredients Required For Blueberry & Grape Smoothie:
- Blueberries – fresh or frozen
- Grapes – I’ve used red grapes. Use any of your choice, red, green or black.
- Yogurt – plain thick yogurt or Greek yogurt. For a vegan version, use vegan yogurt.
- Ice Cubes – optional. If you don’t want to use ice cubes, chill the smoothie for a while.
BLUEBERRY AND GRAPE SMOOTHIE
- 1½ cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- ½ cup red seedless grapes
- 1 cup thick yogurt plain
- ½ cup crushed ice
- Wash the fruits and add to the blender jug.
- Add the yogurt and crushed ice.
- Blend and serve.
- Use frozen blueberries. You don't need to add crushed ice if you use frozen berries.
- Add banana if you like.
- Add about 2 to 4 tbsp of oats.
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May 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm
good to see you after a long time, hope you are doing alright. this sounds yummy.
May 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm
Such filling smoothies..looks so inviting..
June 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm
A refreshing smoothie combination!
June 13, 2021 at 7:23 pm
Thank you so much Sneha.
June 13, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Smoothies are such a great way to start the day. This one sounds wonderful
June 13, 2021 at 7:22 pm
Thank you so much Wendy, smoothies are a great way to begin the day.
June 13, 2021 at 8:21 pm
This is definitely inspiring me to replace my blender that just died. Thanks! I’ll be table to try ths soon.
June 22, 2021 at 11:55 am
Thanks Camilla, find smoothies very versatile and filling too.
June 13, 2021 at 9:52 pm
It’s very exciting when berries are available and you don’t have to pay a king’s ransom to buy them! I’m glad your local market has them now, Mayuri. Beautiful smoothie!
June 14, 2021 at 8:21 pm
Thank you so much Stacy, a bit expensive compared to US or Canada but at least we get them.
Rebekah R Hills
June 14, 2021 at 5:43 am
This sounds SO refreshing! I really need to get back into making smoothies for breakfast.
June 22, 2021 at 11:54 am
Rebekah not only refreshing but filling too, so go on get back to smoothies.
June 16, 2021 at 12:17 am
I have never tried the combination of blueberry and grapes with yoghurt. It looks quite creamy and rich and perfect as a morning breakfast too. Loving all the smoothie recipes you have shared in this post.
June 16, 2021 at 9:37 pm
Thank you so much Renu, I love smoothies with yogurt and this one works out perfectly well for me. Sometimes I add blackberries too.
June 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm
This is totally healthy and a filling breakfast.Smoothis looks thick and creamy and yes, I love all your smoothie and salads. There is no added sweetener in this smoothie which is an added advantage. Loved the colour of blueberry grape smoothie.
June 22, 2021 at 9:14 pm
Thank you so much Niranjana. I always try not to add sugar to my smoothies. If I have to then I prefer honey or maple syrup.
June 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm
Wow this is such a flavorful and yum BlackBerry and grape smoothie. The smoothie looks delicious and is definitely something we can enjoy with frozen berries too.
hem lata srivastava
June 23, 2021 at 8:41 am
Simply awesome and full of nutrition, blueberry and grape smoothie. Love the beautiful photo. Would love to try it once I get the blueberries.
June 23, 2021 at 12:23 pm
Thank you so much Hem Lata. Hope you get blueberries soon.
June 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm
An amazing collection of smoothie recipes. Blueberry and grape smoothie sounds absolutely irresistible. Would love to try your smoothie recipe when I get some berries soon. Very refreshing drink.
June 25, 2021 at 12:53 pm
Thank you so much Preethi. Am sure you’ll love it when you make the smoothie.
June 25, 2021 at 3:06 pm
Blueberries and grapes will make a delicious and flavorful smoothie. The best part is you need not slave over the stove in the heat.
Looks awesome Mayuri.
June 25, 2021 at 11:34 pm
Thank you so much Archana, one of my favorite smoothie.
June 27, 2021 at 10:34 am
so awesome smoothie recipes you have shared !!
Blueberry and grapes with yogurt here are giving a lovely color to the smoothie.
The smoothie looks so creamy and surely a perfect breakfast idea.
March 19, 2022 at 3:20 am
I am a great fan of fruit smoothies and raitas. They are really enjoyable in summer. The vibrant colour makes it look so attractive and inviting. Will try it out soon.
March 19, 2022 at 3:25 pm
Thank you so much Shobha, with spring on its way smoothies are back for me as a breakfast option. Enjoy when you try out the recipe.
March 22, 2022 at 5:58 am
Blueberry and grape smoothie sounds so refreshing filling healthy and super yummy. I love to have smoothie on my fasting days. Blueberry grape and yogurt all are my favourite ingredients. So I am going to try it soon. Waiting to get some Blueberry.
March 22, 2022 at 9:37 pm
Thanks Sujata, enjoy when you make the smoothie.
March 22, 2022 at 6:38 am
Oh my , that gorgeous color of the blueberry grape smoothie, totally brilliant! I love a tall glass of smoothie anytime, that too with summer fast approaching, these are regular at home!!! Lovely collection of smoothie recipes mayuri ji!
March 22, 2022 at 9:36 pm
Thank you so much Priya, with Mombasa being so hot, I preferred smoothies as breakfast option. Tried out so many variations everyday as hubby too likes them.
March 22, 2022 at 12:33 pm
Smoothies are so filling anytime and come very handy on super hot days when we don’t feel like making a heavy breakfast..the blueberry grape smoothie has such a wonderful and bright color making it very appealing
March 22, 2022 at 9:34 pm
Thank you so much Priya, all that lovely colour comes mainly from the blueberries. And yes smoothies are perfect as light meal options during summer.
March 23, 2022 at 4:13 am
This is a tall nutrient-packed glass of smoothie. This season we do get berries and grapes so it is easy to get this antioxidant rich one in my belly eaily.
March 24, 2022 at 6:28 am
Thanks Seema, my to go to smoothie whenever I get blueberries.
March 23, 2022 at 6:33 am
I love smoothies and these colourful glasses are calling me out. I usually make smoothie while hubby prefers milkshake. Loved the combination of blueberry and grape Mayuri.
March 24, 2022 at 6:27 am
Thank you so much Jayashree, try the blueberry grapes combination, you’ll love it.
March 23, 2022 at 11:43 pm
gorgeous, refreshing drink . the colour is so inviting, perfect for summer!
March 24, 2022 at 6:24 am
September 15, 2022 at 3:40 pm
Added into my faves! This was yummy and refreshing!
September 16, 2022 at 2:38 pm
Thank you so much for trying out the recipe. I too love the combination. Am so glad you loved it.