Sunday, May 20, 2012

Plush Purple Beauty....

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready for summer! For those lucky enough to be living in the southern half of the US, spring has arrived and that means season of fruits! After a winter full of earth-toned root vegetables, seeing amazing juicy fruits with their sweet perfume at the market is like seeing the light of a warm fire in the middle of a blizzard..

And with all these juicy, sweet fruits I’m looking for lots of delicious ways to enjoy them especially smoothies in summer..Smoothies are ideal for replacing meals, for a nutritious treat or even for a fast meal on the run.

A smoothie is a delicious drink made with various fruits and vegetables blended perfectly into a smooth liquid. It's just like a milkshake packed with nutrients...and it's healthy for you.This smoothie, however, has all the flavor of the traditional poolside drink also.

with this you can enjoy the perfect afternoon treat! This is my contribution to the event cool summer sips hosted by Jyoti....this one is for you dear Jyoti...Enjoy your virtual treat with grapes smoothie...great event..perfect for summer...

Grapes, “queen of the fruits” are storehouse of numerous health promoting phyto-nutrients such as poly-phenolic antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. So, include them in your regular diet, be it in the form of fresh fruits, juice or in salads!The combination of unique texture and sweet, tart flavor has made grapes an ever popular between-meal snack as well as a refreshing addition to both fruit and vegetable salads.

Botanically, they are small round berries;that feature semi-translucent flesh encased by a smooth skin. grow in clusters on a perennial and deciduous woody vine of the genus: Vitis.Like blueberries, grapes are often covered by a protective, whitish bloom. Grapes are native to Europe and Mediterranean regions but now widely cultivated all over the planet.

The health benefits of grapes include its ablity to treat constipation, indigestion, fatigue, kidney disorders, macular degeneration and prevention of cataract. Grapes, one of the most delicious fruits, are rich sources of vitamins A, C, B6 and folate in addition to essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium. Grapes contain flavonoids that are very powerful antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slacken ageing.

I think smoothie is the perfect delicious way to consume fruits and derive maximum energy from them.I recommend this as a powerful way to start the day or an amazing post-run energizer.

Here is the recipe for you all...You will surely enjoy it...just try it once!


1 cup Red seedless grapes
1/2 cup unsweetened grape used:I used welch's grape juice.
1/2 cup heavy whipped cream.
2 tbsp of sugar or honey as per your taste.
4-5 scoops of vanilla ice-cream:I used french vanilla
7-8 Ice-cubes:I used crushed form of ice.

1.Blend nicely only grapes first to a smooth paste.otherwise its peels(outer skin) does not tastes good.
2.Add grape juice,whipped cream and sugar.
3.Now add ice-cream,ice-cubes both
4.Your smoothie is ready you can add milk if you like but without milk also it tastes good.

Enjoy Cool drink!

Also linking this to the event: "Jump' N Jive @ Icypritz"...Thanks preeti for hosting this wonderful event.



  1. thanks 4 linking this wonderful recipe with my events….

  2. Thanks for linking it to my event.. Cool and catchy name..