Thursday, April 30, 2009

Superlicious Iced Grape Lemonade

All that's needed is: just a few simple ingredients, a high-speed blender, a warm Spring day, and a desire for your body to chill out.

* 3 handfuls grapes (red or green, or mixed!)
* 2 thin slices (about 1/8 inch each) lemon WITH the peel and seeds - if using a Vita-Mix
* swirl of agave (or local, raw honey)
* scoop of ice cubes

Add in the order listed and blend it up on high until it's the consistency you like. In just of couple minutes from start to finish, you'll have yourself an undeniably ultra-refreshing iced lemonade just in time for Lemonade Stand season ;)

We make this recipe during the Vita-Mix show demos and it always goes over really well. Most people can't believe it tastes THIS good not coming out of a can and with no added refined sugar. The grapes are naturally sweet, and you can use agave or honey depending on your preference.

Happy Spring! Get out in that SUNSHINE!


  1. Oooo, will try the Iced Grape Lemonade soon! So, you can put lemon seeds in a smoothie??? And the pith too? No prob?

    Many thanks for your wonderful and informative blog! Slendie

  2. You can put the seeds, zest & pith of the lemon into a Vita-Mix, but not a regular blender. The VM will whip it up and you won't even know it's in there - just do small thin slices b/c the zest makes the flavor nice & strong!