This sweet pomegranate smoothie is full of nutritious, fruity fuel to start the day right. It’s low in calories and rich in natural sugars, for an energizing boost that’ll get you going. Plus, each serving of this pomegranate smoothie contains 7 grams of wholesome fiber!
And, that’s because every ingredient in this superfood smoothie recipe is a real, whole food. Nutritious fruits, no junk, and totally vegan!
For starters, it contains two of the naturally-sweetest fruits: banana and pear. Which, not only make for a delicious sipping experience, but also provide a convenient burst of energy! In our body, those natural sugars metabolize quickly, making this pomegranate smoothie a great pre-workout option.
And, there’s no need to include any additional sugars or sweeteners! But, the real star of this pomegranate smoothie is (as the name suggests) the pomegranate…
Pomegranate to the Max
Pomegranate juice actually has MORE potent antioxidant effects than red wine and green tea. And, studies show that it can help fight off inflammation in the gut and stop the spread of some cancers! Plus, it’s got a deliciously sweet and tangy taste that makes this pomegranate smoothie SO fun to sip on.
You can add to the textural experience, too, by topping your smoothie with some pomegranate arils! Granted, seeding a pomegranate can be a bit tricky, but totally worth it.
To me, the arils almost look like tiny fruity jewels… But, the best part is the way they pop with a burst of tang when you bite into them! A fun way to bring even more sweet, vibrant goodness to this pomegranate smoothie recipe.
1 pear, chopped
1 banana, frozen
¼ cup pomegranate arils
⅓ cup pomegranate juice
1 cup frozen mixed berries (I used frozen strawberries & raspberries for the red color)
⅓ cup milk of choice
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into a glass, serve, and enjoy!
I like to top mine with a few fresh pomegranate arils, but you can use any toppings you prefer!