Grape Acai Smoothie
Chef Keith Brunell
At the cafes in the Nordstrom department stores, smoothies are a popular offering. Chef Brunell creates a beverage that can double as a light breakfast or nutritious snack. The combo of ingredients results in a refreshing smoothie with an appealing color
24 oz. stemmed red grapes
1 tbsp. freeze-dried acai powder
8 oz. bananas, peeled and cut up
3 oz. honey
16 oz. plain whole milk Greek yogurt
1. Place a blender on a scale and add items in this order weighing each item: red Grapes, acai, bananas, honey and yogurt; blend on medium speed for 30 seconds.
2. Increase speed to high; blend 15 to 20 seconds longer or until grapes, bananas and yogurt are emulsified. You may have to use a small rubber spatula to push down the remining yogurt from the sides of the blender and blend 5 to 10 seconds more.
3. Pour smoothie into tall glass. Garnish with a sliced grape and drink at once.
Yogurt may be replaced with vanilla ice cream for a more indulgent shake.
Photograph courtesy of California Table Grape Commission