Blueberry 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
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 3-5 ice cubes
- 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
Place the ingredients into your high speed blender and blend for 30-45 seconds or until the desired consistency is reached.
- 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!