This frozen grape smoothie recipe is guaranteed to become a favorite snack or breakfast in your house! It’s sweet, refreshing, and ready in minutes. Add in a scoop of gluten free oats, protein powder, or chia seeds for a nutritional boost that leaves you feeling full for hours!
Frozen Fruit Smoothie Season is Here!
Summer is HERE. However, so is the heat, and it can be brutal. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of recipes like this tropical turmeric smoothie, super fruit kale smoothies, and our favorite frozen grape smoothie on hand to keep us cool! We know what you’re thinking. Grapes? In a smoothie? Oh, yes! It might sound crazy, but trust us, when frozen and combined with just a few simple ingredients they transform into an irresistible sweet, slushy treat.
This grape smoothie recipe is:
- Quick. All you have to do is toss the ingredients in a blender!
- Dairy-Free. Unlike most smoothies, this recipe utilizes non-dairy ingredients to create a creamy texture and rich taste everyone can enjoy.
- Versatile. We’re providing ingredient alternatives and optional mix-ins to satisfy all your dietary needs and preferences.
- Super Healthy. With simple, whole foods, this recipe is bursting with nutrients to help you feel your best!
Simple Ingredients, Big Health Benefits!
These ingredients make the perfect combination of nourishment and taste! And I bet you already have them in your fridge and pantry!
- Dairy Free Yogurt (or Greek Yogurt) creates a thick consistency and super creamy texture while also providing probiotics and calcium.
- Frozen Grapes help add sweetness to this smoothie but are also a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and more! In addition, red grapes are rich in quercetin, but we’ll get more into that later.
- Non-Dairy Milk such as oat milk, almond milk, or cashew milk provides the liquid needed to turn the ingredients from a fruit bowl into a smoothie. Depending on the type of milk used, the nutritional benefits will vary.
- Frozen Banana provides a thicker consistency and sweeter flavor and packs in potassium, vitamin C, and more!
- Vanilla Extract takes this grape smoothie to the next level by enhancing the natural flavors of the other ingredients.
Crazy About Quercetin
Quercetin is a type of flavonoid that helps give grapes their red color. It can also be found in blueberries, blackberries, beets, apples, olive oil, and more! Responsible for some pretty-looking produce, it’s also loaded with benefits! For example:
- It’s full of antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress.
- It has been shown to have an antihistamine effect which is especially beneficial during allergy season!
- It can help encourage blood flow, making foods that contain it great for our cardiovascular health.
- It is believed to be able to help ease leaky gut!
Can I Use Both Red and Green Grapes?
Yes! Any grapes you have on hand can be used for this frozen fruit smoothie. However, green grapes will result in a slightly more tart flavor. To enhance the natural sweetness and create a more tropical taste, try pairing them with pineapple or mango!
Tips to Make the Best Frozen Grape Smoothie Recipe
Learning how to make a smoothie is pretty straightforward. Just toss everything in a blender, and blend away! However, to achieve the best taste and texture, we have a few tried and tested tips to help you out.
Use Frozen Ingredients. The key to making a super thick smoothie is to use all frozen ingredients.
Shake It Up. If you prefer a thinner shake, remove your grapes from the freezer after just one hour.
Pro-Tip: Remove the stems from your grapes, and freeze them for at least 2 hours before using!
The Best Grape Smoothie Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
Make It Sweet! We think this grapes and milk smoothie is sweet enough on its own, but if you want to take it to the next level try adding in a bit of honey or maple syrup.
Boost the Protein. Add in a scoop of your favorite protein powder or collagen! We love using to a sprouted pea protein because of the creamy thick texture it gives. However, collagen and any other plant based protein can be used. We recommend sticking with a neutral flavor like vanilla!
Add a Scoop of Healthy Fats. Include chia seeds for a dose of omega fatty acids to keep you satisfied.
Carb Up. Gluten free oats can be included to bulk up your smoothie, add fiber, and make it perfect for post workout recovery.
Swap Out the Yogurt. For a quick and easy dairy free option, substitute the yogurt with chilled canned coconut milk! Just be sure to let it thicken in the fridge for at least 24 hours.
We all know smoothies don’t store that well in the fridge, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make them for meal prep with our go-to smoothie packs! To do so:
- Add the milk to an ice cube tray, and freeze.
- Add the frozen milk and remaining ingredients to a sealable bag or freezable container, and place in the freezer.
- Toss everything in a blender with ½-1 cup more milk or water, and blend!
More Smoothie Recipes
Stay cool all summer long with even more of our favorite smoothies!
- This spirulina superfood smoothie is made with fresh and simple ingredients for a balanced meal that can help improve digestion and reduce inflammation.
- Loaded with vitamin C and rich in antioxidants, immunity boosting smoothies are made with orange juice, strawberries, and cranberries for a sweet drink that will keep you feeling great!
- Packed with healthy fats, anti-inflammatory properties, and full of flavor, chai spiced turmeric bowls leave you feeling nourished and healthy.
Frozen Grape Smoothie Recipe (Dairy Free)
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 1x
- Diet: Gluten Free
Refreshing and so good for you, this dairy free frozen grape smoothie recipe is the perfect easy recipe for a quick breakfast or nourishing afternoon pick-me-up!
- ½ cup plain or vanilla dairy free yogurt or Greek yogurt – see notes for other substitutes
- 1 cup frozen grapes (stems removed)
- 14 ounces (1 ¾ cups) almond or coconut milk
- ½ cup ice or small frozen banana
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional sweetener – ½ Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
- Optional Add-Ins for Thickness – ⅓ cup gluten free oats, 1 Tablespoon chia seeds, or protein powder of choice.
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend on high speed until thick and creamy.
- Serve immediately. See notes for make ahead option.
Make-Ahead Option: Place the milk in an ice cube tray, and freeze. Add all ingredients to a sealable bag or freezable container, and store in the freezer. Add all ingredients to a blender with ½ to 1 cup liquid. Blend on high speed until smooth.
Alternative Dairy Free Yogurt Option – chilled canned coconut milk (thickened in the fridge for 24 hours)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Snack
- Method: Blend
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 170
- Sugar: 17.3 g
- Sodium: 168.7 mg
- Fat: 7.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 25 g
- Fiber: 2.3 g
- Protein: 3.9 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: smoothie, grapes, dairy free smoothie, protein, gluten free, smoothie with grapes, gluten free, kid friendly
yum, wow, nice change for me, I’m stuck in a smoothie rut, so this will help get me out of it, thank you!
keep me posted!
I love that you made this with grapes! My kids were asking if we could put grapes in smoothies and I wasn’t sure! Came out just perfect!
Yaay, that’s so great!! Perfect timing, right?!
This is a new favorite for us! So refreshing and perfect to start the day with or cooling down after we come in from enjoying the sun!
Love hearing this! Thanks!
This was an amazing day starter!! My kids loved it!
Yaayy! So glad to hear that Toni!
Looks so delicious and refreshing! Can’t wait to try this! Perfect summer drink!
What a fantastic idea! My oldest son is on a smoothie kick and he loved this! Thank you!
I’m not too into coconuts so I didn’t really end up liking this recipe. I noticed that the more you blended it the more purple it got. It ended up tasting like watery coconut and nothing like grape which I figured made sense since grapes are just hella water. The watery part was my fault definitely because even after several hours my ice was still not completely ice but I added a heck ton more maple syrup and vanilla than I should have and still didn’t really end up liking it. My friend did tho. Arguably didn’t taste bad. I just didn’t like it.
totally understand. I love this recipe because the grapes act like ice. So it’s more coconut based. You could add banana to help thicken and even it out.
I have made this for the past week and it has been so delish!! I used almond milk and almond yogurt and added in the chia seed and oats so it’s more filling. The maple syrup gave it just the right sweetness. I also froze my grapes in snack bags in 1/2 cup portions to make it easier for prep. I halved the recipe for 1 serving and it was the perfect amount for my weekday breakfast. Thank you for the recipe. This is a keeper!
Oh yay! So glad. Yes it’s a keeper for those hot months too!
Go-to-smoothie in our house!! The boys LOVE this smoothie! So creamy!
I have yet to find me some coconut yogurt! But I know when I find it, I am going to love it! How on earth could I NOT?!
Also, frozen grapes are the TITS! Have you ever tried those Carnival Grapes? Back in the day, I used to gobble those bad boys UPPP! I would buy a bunch of grapes and eat the whole thing before even getting home – ha!
Julie | Small Green Kitchen
So I finally made it over to tell you about how much we love this smoothie! I’ve been making it for the past two weeks for breakfast for my boyfriend (and I’ve had it, too…so GOOD!) and he loves it. I ran out of coconut milk so I have been using unsweetened vanilla ever since I ran out of the coconut milk and it’s just as good. I also used apricot jam since that is what I have at my house. PERFECT! Thanks for the great recipe, Lindsey! 🙂
You did? YAY! now bring your smoothie over here and teach me how to make that vegan pumpkin cream! WHOA!
Had this smoothie after a 9 mile run. It was a perfect way to refuel after the heat. Also, loved the grape and the coconut!
So glad to hear! We love it after a good run! So cold and refreshing
Frozen grapes in a smoothie is new for me and I can’t wait to try it! They’re super sweet and great to know about all the benefits of it in your informative post!
Olivia @ livforcake
This looks delicious! And you pics are stunning.
Olivia @ livforcake
Carly @ Fine Fit Day
YUM! This sounds amazing and such a great idea on the frozen grapes! Question: is the grape jam part just for extra sweetness? Do you think I could skip that or substitute something? And I LOVE the nerdy nutrition stuff!! Please keep it coming!
you definitely don’t have to add in the jelly. I just wanted a little extra sweetness and smoothness. Good without it though, for sure!
I keep hearing how fantastic frozen grapes are, although I’ve never seen them used in a smoothie. Great idea.
Also, for what it’s worth, I’m a fan of hearing all the nerdy nutritional information like why specifically this smoothie is fantastic for me, so bring on the flavonoids. 😉
1) Slurp 2) I love me some Quercetin
I think that’s been the best thing since overhauling my food intake….. the gut! I’ve put frozen cherries but never thought about grapes! I’ll have to try that! 🙂
yes, let me know what you think too Brandi!
let me know if you try it Brandi. Cherries are great too!
you know what I love about your recipe posts?! Yeah probably not…:) I love that you don’t just share the recipe, you give information about the main ingredients. I seriously learn something new every time I read your post. Thank you for that!
well I so love you for being YOU and sharing such thoughtful comments.
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Frozen grapes in a smoothie?! Never tried it, but LOVE the idea! Frozen grapes are a weakness for me in general. Can’t stop myself once I start 😆 And I love a mixture of both. The nutrition is always interesting, but the stories are why I love you 🙂
I love both! Nutrition info and your stories. Of course your stories, I wanna know everything, haha 🙂
Radicchio is LOVE. I like all things bitter!!
Thank you! I will definitely try to share more now. Haha and yay bitter and spice!
you always think of the best smoothie recipes, that typically involve things I have in my fridge I just don’t think to combine! Also.. I always love a story with the recipe plus all the nutrition info 🙂 I also love when you add a little “corny cotter” into the post haha
Thanks friend! So thankful for your support
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I just finished the red grapes in the house. Oops. I love the nutrition info you share in these posts 🙂 I have to try coconut yogurt, I haven’t yet and I try to avoid eating dairy too often but always have a container of greek yogurt in fridge, just in case!
You and me both! Haha
I love your recipes so much and really appreciate the nutrition part of each post. The beautiful pictures are always such a inspiration and a treat for me.
I see your pics and think how can I make my pictures better?
I can tell how much love you put into your posts and it really shines through!
Also, I love a good story, so it would be fun to read about that sometimes 🙂
I haven’t had grapes in a smoothie and this sounds fantastic!
Thank you Natalie. That means a lot! Love your recipes
Jody - Fit at 57
LOVE LOVE LOVE it all & I can share your knowledge on my truth2beingfit page!!!!
I had to smile – here you are showing us how to eat sensibly and I always have frozen grapes on hand….for wine….!! I use it as wine ice cubes!!
Girl you know I love my wine! Great idea! Maybe I should make a wine smoothie next? Haha don’t tempt me. LOL
I love hearing more of your “personal” story but that is just me being nosy 🙂 I really appreciate the nutrition info and do NOT find it boring at all. Thank you for doing the research and providing fun posts!
Thank you friend! I so appreciate that feedback
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Grape, huh? Can I just pour wine in mine? Kidding… sort of… 😉
You’re so creative! I love the combination of grapes with yogurt (in salads, for breakfast, whatever)…but I never thought to combine them in a smoothie. And since I’m 100% on board with your smoothie obsession, I need to give this a try soon. The flavanoids don’t hurt either. 🙂 Pinned!
Heck ya flavonoids! Lol! Let me know whatcha think
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
I love all the nutrition info you provide! I totally geek out over that stuff and learn something new every week from your posts. Also, frozen grapes are amazing. They’re better than ice cream, in my book.
Ohh I must try with ice cream! Yea
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
I was in 100F Dallas last week – but it seemed so different temp wise, here in Georgia, when it’s in the mid 90’s it is so humid – it feels like it’s 110+ – but, Dallas was so dry, it felt like it was in the 80S to me, but then again, I’ve been told I am a weird one when it comes to the heat 😉
Yes, I’ve had frozen grapes in a smoothie – they sure are delicious aren’t they? But – I did not know much about Quercetin until just now!
BTW – I need 2 of these smoothies today before and after I cut my grass!
Jen @ Chase the red grape
I love the nutrition facts and the detail within them. It’s nice to know there is a reason behind why you have chosen certain ingredients within a recipe and for people like david and I who do CrossFit the insight into healing and energy foods is fantastic!
I like your blog as long as you’re staying true to your passion. I know you’re passionate about gut health, mind strength, and your Kiwi. Life posts and recipe posts and wellness posts are all great with me because you love it!
I’ve never had frozen grapes in a smoothie – looks delish. Love the combo of coconut, vanilla, and grapes!
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl
Frozen grapes are amazing… in smoothies, on their own, dipped in almond butter.. pretty much every way you could eat them!
Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
You know I love the nutrition piece- I think you do an awesome job of balancing facts with fun!
She Rocks Fitness
You are such a nutrition nerd, but I LOVE it! Stay cool this weekend…It’s going to be flipping HOT! xoxo
Tara | Treble in the Kitchen
I bet the frozen grapes make it so creamy!
This looks great! I’ve never put grapes in my smoothies.. I’m not sure why it never occurred to me!
Yum! This looks so refreshing!
Heather (Where's the Beach)
Genius! I love this and love that you’re nerdy about nutrition.Keep on being nerdy and passing it along! And I hope you know I think you’re anything BUT nerdy 😉
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Well I certainly have leaky gut so I should probably up my grape game and this smoothie sounds really good!
Seriously love all that I learn from you.
and i love being inspired by yOU!
I love the idea of using frozen grapes for hydration as well as basically in place of ice. And I love when you include the nutrition info as well. Sometimes it does get a little long, though. Maybe you could have like a nutrition “bible” or reference page with the info for people?
love your feedback, thank YOU! it’s funny because i always think they are short. LOL! nerdy here
Michele @ paleorunningmomma
I’ve never even considered using frozen grapes in a smoothie! This looks heavenly and perfect for after a hot run. Also, the polka dot straws are just the best 🙂