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Chocolate Pomegranate Green Smoothie

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Chocolate, pomegranate, and a hint of cinnamon are in this chocolate pomegranate green smoothie. It’s like drinking a chocolate bar – but better for you!

Chocolate, pomegranate, and a hint of cinnamon are in this chocolate pomegranate green smoothie. It's like drinking a chocolate bar - but better for you! Find the recipe on BetterMeforLife.comI don’t know about you, but I love that fruits are being added to chocolate. I see it everywhere and the combinations seem endless: orange chocolate, blueberry chocolate, strawberry chocolate, cherry chocolate, raspberry chocolate, ginger chocolate, apricot… Hmm, I think I just rattled off a preview of smoothie recipes yet to come!

This chocolate pomegranate green smoothie was created with those delectable candies in mind. Pomegranates are in season and they make a wonderful combination with chocolate and a hint of cinnamon in this smoothie.

If you’re like me before I started making smoothies, the thought of breaking open a pomegranate to make your own juice may be intimidating. It’s easier (and less messy) than you might think and I highly encourage you to give it a try when you make this smoothie. This is an excellent page with instructions for getting into a pomegranate and making juice. Getting at the arils inside a pomegranate is not all that hard once you know what you’re doing. And there’s nothing better than fresh and pure pomegranate juice for your smoothies.

When adding pomegranate juice to your smoothies you can either add only the juice, add the juice and some arils, or add whole arils to the blender. I always recommend using as much of the fiber in fruits and vegetables as possible in your smoothies. Adding some pomegranate arils with help increase the fiber content of your smoothie, help you to feel full faster and longer.

For me, adding all whole arils to my smoothie made it too, well, chewy. I’ve always thought of my blender as being powerful (I use a Breville) and I’ve never had an issue with it not blending food super smooth. Maybe the blender just can’t handle the arils, or maybe the arils just don’t want to be liquified. I’ve found that a combination of pomegranate juice and arils works well for me. You’ll probably need to play around a bit to find the balance that works for you if you chose to add some pomegranate arils to your smoothie.

Both pomegranates and cacao contain powerful antioxidants. Cinnamon has antibacterial properties and may help to slow the rate food leaves your stomach – which can help reduce blood sugar spikes.

Spinach has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. It is also a great source of fiber and protein – both help to make you feel fuller faster and longer.

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Chocolate Pomegranate Green Smoothie

Serves 1

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (make your own – 1 pomegranate yields about 3/4 cup of juice.)
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder (optional, the one I use can be found here)
  • Add water to reach desired consistency. There’s a good chance you won’t need water at all.
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes

 

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Tip

For extra fiber add 1 tbsp chia seeds.

Directions

Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

Ingredient sources

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