Blueberry & Grape Smoothie

June 13, 2021mayurisjikoni

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.

Berries

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:

Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday is a group of Food Bloggers. Every Sunday we  share some fun, traditional, hearty or easy recipes to make Sunday Family Meals a bit more exciting. To join this fun group, visit the Sunday Funday Facebook Page. Request to join in.

Theme:

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:

 

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

mayurisjikoni
Blueberry & Grape Smoothie is creamy, refreshing, healthy and filling. Enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup red seedless grapes
  • 1 cup thick yogurt plain
  • ½ cup crushed ice

Instructions
 

  • Wash the fruits and add to the blender jug.
  • Add the yogurt and crushed ice.
  • Blend and serve.

Notes

  • 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.
Keyword blueberry and grape smoothie, smoothie recipes

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24 Comments

  • Linsy Patel

    May 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    good to see you after a long time, hope you are doing alright. this sounds yummy.

  • Srivalli

    May 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Such filling smoothies..looks so inviting..

  • Sneha Datar

    June 13, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    A refreshing smoothie combination!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 13, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you so much Sneha.

  • Wendy Klik

    June 13, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    Smoothies are such a great way to start the day. This one sounds wonderful

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 13, 2021 at 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much Wendy, smoothies are a great way to begin the day.

  • Camilla Mann

    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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 22, 2021 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Camilla, find smoothies very versatile and filling too.

  • Stacy

    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!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 22, 2021 at 11:54 am

      Rebekah not only refreshing but filling too, so go on get back to smoothies.

  • Renu

    June 16, 2021 at 12:17 am

    5 stars
    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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      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.

  • Niranjana Sankaranarayanan

    June 22, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    5 stars
    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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      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.

  • Archana

    June 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    Simply awesome and full of nutrition, blueberry and grape smoothie. Love the beautiful photo. Would love to try it once I get the blueberries.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 23, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much Hem Lata. Hope you get blueberries soon.

  • Preethicuisine

    June 23, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    5 stars
    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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2021 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Am sure you’ll love it when you make the smoothie.

  • Archana

    June 25, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    5 stars
    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.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      June 25, 2021 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you so much Archana, one of my favorite smoothie.

  • Sasmita Sahoo

    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.

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