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Crisp and Soothing Grape Juice Recipe

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Crisp and Soothing Grape Juice Recipe

 

Crisp and Soothing Grape Juice Recipe

This grape juice recipe infuses lemon, pear and lavender for a crisp, soothing experience.

Yield 12 oz
Calories 160 cal
Yield and calories may vary depending on produce used and method of extraction.
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Time

Prep Time
03:00
Juice Time
03:00
Total Time
06:00

Grape juice was one of our favorite beverages to gulp down as kids. There are few things better than chugging grape juice right out of the fridge. But as we got older, we stopped drinking  processed juices or juice concentrates due to their abundance of preservatives, sugars, and high-fructose corn syrups. 

That’s why we’re sharing our homemade crisp and soothing grape juice recipe. If you’re interested in taking a walk down memory lane and treating yourself to some delicious homemade grape juice without any added sugar, you’re in the right place.

grape juice recipe

Ingredients to make Crisp and Soothing Grape Juice

Before we get into the recipe, we're going to dive into some history, varieties, and health benefits of grapes.

A quick history lesson

Grapes were reportedly first discovered around 3500 B.C. and were well-known as the main ingredient in wine. Wine was first associated with monasteries and then quickly began to expand beyond religious rights to become a “social custom.” The demand for grapes only grew internationally over time.

Grapes are now not only used for wine, but they can be eaten raw, dried, or pressed into delicious fresh juice!  

types of grapes

There are three main grape categories:

Table Grapes 

These are the "snacking" grapes with thin skins that we usually see in the grocery store and are perfect for snacks, salads, baking, and more. 

Juice Grapes

These are typically red grapes with tough skins that are perfect for juicing or making grape jelly. 

Wine Grapes

These are grown specifically to be used for wine - they are grown all across the world and vary in taste, size, and color. 

Here are some of the most popular grape varieties we see today:

  • Thompson Seedless (green grapes)
  • Flame Seedless (red grapes)
  • Cotton Candy Grapes (candy-like sweet grapes)
  • Concord grapes (dark purple grapes)

Concord grape juice is one of the most common juices that we see on the market but for this recipe, you can use any red grape that you'd prefer! 

Why Grapes?

We're avid grape eaters all year long. They’re refreshing, sweet, and perfect for an afternoon snack. Not only are they great to munch on, but they’re full of some awesome benefits you don’t want to miss, such as:

  • High in Vitamin C, Vitamin K, & Vitamin A  
  • Full of Antioxidants 
  • Lowers blood pressure 
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Decreases blood sugar levels - protecting against diabetes 
  • Benefit eye health 
  • Decreases inflammation 
grape juice recipe

Separating the lavender buds from the stem

Health Benefits

  • antioxidant
  • lowers blood pressure
  • lowers cholesterol
  • lowers blood sugar
  • reduces inflammation
  • cancer preventative

Ingredients

  • red grape
    9.5 oz
    55 grapes
  • pear
    9.5 oz
    1 ½ medium pears
  • lemon
    0.49 oz
    ¼ medium lemon
  • lavender (dried buds)
    0.1 oz

Directions

  1. Wash and weigh the ingredients.

  2. Juice all ingredients together.

  3. Garnish with lavender stalks or lemon (optional).

Pro Tips

  • The sweetness of your juice will depend on the ripeness of your grapes.
  • Adding a splash of carbonated water will turn your juice into a fizzy drink, like sparkling grape juice!
  • Peel the lemon if you prefer a lighter flavor. For stronger flavored or full bodied juices, grind these with the peel on.

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