- July 19, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 4 Comments
Healthy Avocado Grape Smoothie
Hello, healthy avocado smoothie! This avocado grape smoothie is energizing and takes just moments to blend up.
Want a fueling, filling breakfast to power you through the day? How about one that tastes delicious, too? Look no further than this healthy smoothie with grape juice.
This frozen avocado smoothie is deliciously creamy! Each smoothie provides 14 grams of protein, making it an excellent source of the fueling nutrient. So you don’t have any need to add vanilla protein powder.
Hello, healthy breakfast!
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I could eat smoothies, omelets, and French toast all day long!
All meals are important, but breakfast does the essential job of setting you up for the day. After all, without a fueling breakfast, how are you going to feel come lunch time?
This is why I always strive to whip up a breakfast with plenty of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to power me through my day.
I also aim to incorporate polyphenols, which are nutrients found in fruit that provide health benefits. I also want my breakfast to be quick and easy to make on a weekday morning.
This grape juice smoothie recipe accomplishes all of this, featuring natural ingredients with no added sweeteners.
In addition to grape juice juice, I added avocado, edamame, banana, and mint to this avocado shake recipe. I love avocado in a smoothie, because it adds a wonderful creaminess.
Thankfully, you need just a few ingredients to make an avocado grape smoothie:
100% grape juice: Let’s start off by talking about the base of this avocado fruit smoothie. Instead of using orange juice or almond milk, I made the base 100% grape juice, made with dark purple Concord grapes.
These Concord grapes are pretty special. Not only do they have a unique tangy sweet taste—but because they’re only in season for a short period each year, the easiest way to get their benefits is from juice made from the grapes.
Thanks to the juice’s polyphenol power, you’ll get heart and circulation benefits to help keep your blood flowing freely to and from your ticker.
It’s also packed with the immune-supporting antioxidant vitamin C, with each eight-ounce glass providing more than 100 percent of your daily need.
And the purple-powered liquid may help your athletic performance! In addition to containing naturally energizing fruit nutrients, early research shows that recreational runners who drank the juice daily for a month noticed enhanced performance.
Avocado: Instead of using an ingredient like peanut butter or almond butter for a healthy fat, I added avocado to this green smoothie.
This healthy fat adds creaminess and monounsaturated fats, which may help heart health and also help to keep you fuller for longer.
Banana: The banana offers filling fiber, as well as potassium—a mineral many of us need more of in our diets. You also get potassium from the banana.
Because you’re using frozen banana, you don’t need any ice cubes in this grape smoothie. But you can feel free to add a few if you’d like it even colder!
Edamame: Edamame is a wonderful source of plant-based protein, which can keep you going throughout the morning.
Mint leaves: The mint makes the smoothie oh-so refreshing. I always find mint invigorating, so I added some leaves to give this avocado smoothie recipe a pop.
Just so you know, this recipe meets expert guidelines for a heart-healthy recipe. To qualify as a heart-healthy main dish, a recipe must have:
- Less than or equal to 500 calories per serving (this has 411 calories)
- Less than or equal to 3.5 grams saturated fat per serving (this has 2 grams)
- Less than 0.5 grams trans fats per serving (this has 0 grams)
- Less than or equal to 600 milligrams sodium per serving (this has 23 milligrams)
- Less than or equal to 2 teaspoons added sugar per serving (this has 0 teaspoons)
Making this avocado grape smoothie is super easy! Just add the ingredients to a high-speed blender, and blend!
You can also serve this recipe up as a smoothie bowl and add fun toppings, such as chia seeds and a sprinkle of cocoa powder.
Avocado adds creaminess––and even more so when you add frozen avocado to a smoothie. It also helps you fell fuller for longer, as the smoothie contains healthy fats.
It absolutely does! In fact, the avocado has a neutral taste in this avocado grape smoothie and picks up the flavors of the other ingredients––including the grape juice and mint leaves.
Yes, it is! None of the ingredients in this avocado smoothie––including avocado, grape juice, edamame, banana, and mint leaves––contain any animal products.
More healthy smoothies
Love this avocado grape smoothie and looking for more smoothie recipes? Give these a try:
More grape recipes
Want more recipes featuring Concord grape juice? Try:
- Goat Cheese and Concord Grape Juice Crostinis
- Brussels Sprouts with Grape Honey Glaze
- Salad Dressing with Grape Juice
This blog post was updated in July 2022. This content was originally part of a partnership with Welch’s.
Healthy Avocado Grape Smoothie
- 1 cup 100% grape juice
- ¼ avocado, frozen
- ½ ripe banana, frozen
- ⅔ cup shelled edamame, frozen
- 10-12 fresh mint leaves, torn
- Blend ingredients together in high-speed blender, and enjoy!
I’d love to hear from you! Let me know if you blend up this creamy avocado smoothie with grape juice. What are your favorite smoothie ingredients? Leave a comment below.
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I haven’t tried this yet but sounds amazing, but I can’t eat bananas as I am on a medication for my blood pressure and it has potassium in it so I have to be careful how much potassium I eat. Ant suggestion? I will give this a try without bananas.
Great question! You could give mangoes a try if you don’t mind their flavor.
Amy do you recommend any particular brand of grape juice? Ty
Great question! No particular brand, but I’d recommend one you enjoy that is 100% fruit juice. Thanks so much for stopping by!