Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Blueberry Pomegranate SmoothieBlueberry and pomegranate are a winning smoothie combination. There’s a reason you hear a lot about their health benefits in the news. Both contain a plethora of vitamins and nutrients, but are best known for their abundance of antioxidants.

I’ve focused on the wonderful health supporting benefits of blueberries in other recipes; so let’s delve into why pomegranates are so good for you.

The antioxidant power of pomegranates is on par with green tea and red wine, and they are particularly rich in vitamin C and potassium. Pomegranates are known to help with the following:

  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Healthy for your heart (protects the arteries)
  • Anti-Cancerous (breast and prostrate in particular)
  • Improve digestion

The recipe below calls for pomegranate juice, organic if you can, but you could just as easily use pomegranate seeds. If you go with the latter, make sure to blend a little longer than normal unless you like chewing on little pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3-5 ice cubes

The Add-ons

  • A little honey, maple syrup, or stevia to sweeten
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or chia seed gel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Show Time

Place the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 272
  • Fat: 15g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Vitamin C: 24% RDA
  • Vitamin K: 52% RDA
  • Calcium: 4% RDA
  • Iron: 3% RDA

Try this smoothie? Please leave a comment below and tell me all about it. Happy Blending!

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11 Responses to Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

  1. This was fantastic. I threw in a handful of organic spinach too and didn’t taste the difference!

    • Ryan #

      Hey Scott! Glad you enjoyed the smoothie. Turning it “green” with spinach is a nice touch.

  2. Chirag #

    Thanks for sharing !

  3. Erica #

    This was so delicious! I added 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt, 1 Banana, 2 cups Spinach, Almonds, and 1 Tbsp Flax Seeds. Yummy!! This is my #1 go to place for all things smoothie :)

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Hi Erica,

      Your comment just made my day :) Love all the add-ons you incorporated to take this smoothie to the next level.

      Cheers,
      Ryan

  4. Gabriela #

    Could I add cilantro to this smoothie?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Sure you can add cilantro, under one condition, Gabriela, that you report back on how it tastes ;)

  5. Hazel Hatfield #

    Hi Ryan,
    Could i use fresh pomegranete avrils instead of juice please?
    Thanks
    Hazel

    • Ryan Carmody #

      Sure, you can use fresh pomegranate instead, Hazel.

  6. Bella #

    Hey, this sounds great but about how many mL does this make?

    • Ryan Carmody #

      About 350 milliliters.

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