Raw Vegan Green Grape Slushy

Aside from creating the world's finest wine, grapes themselves are a wonder cure against heart attacks, according to new research. In fact, grapes have the ability to lower blood pressure by up to 5% and cholesterol by 14% (in human volunteers with higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease). 

This green (or red if you like) grape slushy is the perfect thing for the warm summer months up ahead. Due to their blood-pressure lowering ability, grapes are a wonderful way to cool down. When your blood pressure is lower, you will feel cooler!

One cup of red or green grapes contains up to 1.09 grams of protein, 0.24 grams of fat, 1.4 grams of fiber, 4.8 milligrams of vitamin C, 10 micrograms of vitamin A, 288 milligrams of potassium, 0.54 milligrams of iron and 3 micrograms of folate. They are truly a superfood of nature! 

Grapes also contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols which may slow or prevent many cancer types. They help with allergies (due to the active compound called quercetin, a natural anti-inflammatory), and also help reduce disorders of the digestive tract. 

- 2 cups green or red grapes, frozen (stick in the freezer for about 3 hours for a solid freeze)
- 1 cup young thai coconut water
- Juice from 1 lime
- Garnish: mint leaves

Blend the above ingredients in a blender such as the Vitamix, and enjoy! Garnish with mint.


Post a Comment

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.


Meet The Author

Carly is a blogger, raw vegan, and nutrition enthusiast! She emphasizes healthy eating through a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Carly has taken her life-long passion of helping others and combined it with her passion for eating whole, raw foods, as a means to teach people to become more aware of the foods they eat. She has inspired and motivated thousands of individuals to critically think about what they put in their movies and to move towards a mind-set that helps them increase their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. She enjoys reading, and learning about the body, food processing mechanisms and has a keen interest in detox and life regeneration. "Eat fruit, and be happy and energized. Eat greens and other mineral dense vegetables and feel calm and steady. A recipe for good health!"

Twitter Updates