The sweetness of the blueberries balance the tartness of the pomegranate in this blueberry pomegranate smoothie. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients, this smoothie will also give you an immunity boost and more energy. Impressive, isn’t it?
Blueberries and pomegranates are known to be unique in the amount of health benefits they provide. In addition to their vitamins and minerals, both are high in fiber helping you to feel fuller longer and to get the most nutrients from it.
If you’ve read my guide Creating Weight Loss Smoothies that Work, you know I am not a fan of buying fruit juice because the juice processing removes many of the beneficial nutrients. This week’s recipe breaks that rule – but only because you can make the juice yourself and leave in some of the fiber if you want.
The recipe calls for 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice, which is surprisingly easy to make. Well, ok, easy maybe after the first try. I’ll admit the first time I opened a pomegranate my kitchen counter looked like a crime scene. Then I found this great website that had instructions on how to open the pomegranate and make the juice. Making your own pomegranate juice is really easy – just follow the instructions here.
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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract (optional, skip this if you are using vanilla protein powder)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
- 3/4 cup pomegranate juice (make your own – 1 pomegranate yields about 3/4 cup of juice.)
- 4 to 5 ice cubes, if using fresh blueberries
For extra fiber add 1 tbsp chia seeds
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!
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