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Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie
March 7, 2012 | Home >Healthy Kids > In the News >Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie

I purchased a bunch of grapes a few days back, and although my kids love grapes, they wouldn’t eat them!! They thought they were too sour, and they were actually right!  But there is no way I was going to let my new goal of “waste no produce in March” be lost with grapes!! I can see us wasting spinach or asparagus, but grapes?  Forget about it! These grapes had potential, and I was determined to find a way to make them delicious!

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie. Lots of reasons to freeze grapes! Check out our smoothie for the best one!

So, I decided to freeze them and make smoothies. A funny thing happened in the process.  After freezing the grapes, they seemed sweeter! I don’t know if it was my imagination, but the juicy, fresh, grapes were so sour that it gave you the sour face.  The frozen grapes, not at all!  To freeze grapes, first get out a cookie sheet, lined with wax paper.

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie. Lots of reasons to freeze grapes! Check out our smoothie for the best one!

Let your kids pull all the stems off.

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie. Lots of reasons to freeze grapes! Check out our smoothie for the best one!

Then put in the freezer for 6-8 hours, or until the grapes are frozen enough to dump into a bag, without freezing together in a clump.

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie. Lots of reasons to freeze grapes! Check out our smoothie for the best one!

Once we had some frozen grapes, I asked our Facebook readers what would be a good grape smoothie combo.  We had some awesome replies that I posted at the end!

The smoothie I ended up making was simple, yet so yummy we thought we were eating ice cream!

It was:

  • 2 cups frozen grapes
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2/3 cup water

Blend until smooth!

Sweet and Sour Grape Smoothie. Lots of reasons to freeze grapes! Check out our smoothie for the best one!

 

Oh man! We might never eat fresh grapes again!

 

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Green grapes are a great food to add to your kids diet! They are high in fiber, low in calories, and full of antioxidants!

If you love smoothies, check out my new smoothie book!! 201 Smoothies and Juices for Kids!

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written by
Amy Roskelley

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Wow this is interesting! I totally agree that green grapes are a great food to add kids diet but not only kids but also adult right? I will try to make this when I am not busy. Glad you share it to us!

angee says:

Mmm… Love frozen grapes. They are some of our all-time favorite “cold” snacks for the summer!

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Hi! Loved your idea about freezing the grapes for the smoothie. I also have a blog and am wondering if I can share this link on my blog about smoothies. Please send me an e-mail at martha@fruityadvice.com. Thank you.

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