This cherry-grape lemonade smoothie is crisp, ultra hydrating, and has the perfect balance of tart + sweet.
I’d be hard-pressed to find a more suitable smoothie for summer, because there are few as refreshing as this one. . .
As with most of the smoothie recipes I’ve shared over the years, this one relies on a minimal number of ingredients and a mere one-minute whirl around a blender.
Simply toss the following into a blender. . .
Frozen tart (montmorency) cherries
Fresh (seedless) red grapes
2–4 pitted medjool dates
Fresh lemon juice
Then, blend into cool, thirst-quenching perfection.
Pour into one big glass (or 2–3 smaller glasses if you’re in a generous mood).
And sip your way to a state of (well-hydrated) happiness. . .
Hydrating Cherry-Grape Lemonade Smoothie
Juicy grapes, tart montmorency cherries, fresh lemon juice, dates, and filtered water yield a tart yet sweet smoothie that's just as thirst-quenching as it is flavorful. The perfect smoothie for a hot and steamy summer day.
- 2 cups frozen montmorency tart cherries
- 1 cup seedless red grapes
- 3/4 cup filtered water
- 2 to 4 soft pitted medjool dates, depending on desired level of sweetness*
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
*If your medjool dates are firm (as opposed to soft and gooey) and you're not using a high-speed blender (e.g., Vitamix or Blendtec), soak them in hot water for 30 minutes before blending.