Pomegranate Smoothie

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Are you looking for a breakfast or snack packed with nutrients that taste irresistible? This pomegranate smoothie will make mealtime a breeze. Each sip is loaded with healthy ingredients and superfruits!

Clear glass of pomegranate smoothie with a slice of pear

Fall has been rolling full steam ahead, and there hasn’t been a dull moment around our house or on the blog. Our family has been hit pretty hard by the cold bug recently, so I thought it was time for a much-needed beverage with benefits.

This 5-minute superfruit pomegranate smoothie has some essential ingredients that not only get thumbs up in the taste department but provide added nutrients that your body craves. Let’s get whirling my friend!

Blender container filled with frozen pomegranate and sliced pears

I would be utterly lost without my blender, and it is my smoothie maker of choice. Instead of pressing the button on our coffee maker, my morning routine is loading up the blender with all the ingredients needed to start the day off right. If you’re like me, 5 minutes is all you’ve got before rushing out the door.

Sometimes I don’t even have time to warm up a bowl of oatmeal, so I just add it right into another one of my favorites, a strawberry banana almond smoothie. However, for this superfruit pomegranate smoothie, I add a few key ingredients for nutritional benefit.

Key Ingredients for a healthy smoothie

Pomegranate

One of the most recognizable superfruits available, the sweet and tangy fruit packs a dramatic punch. The pomegranate juice, fruit, and skin are a source of antioxidants like polyphenolic flavonoids (catechins, ellagic tannins, and gallic and ellagic acids) and anthocyanidins that help to scavenge free radicals.

The juice also provides Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, potassium, and fiber when consuming the arils. This smoothie recipe adds juice and arils, so you get benefits from both. Pomegranates are in season from September to February, so eat them now while they are at its peak!

Pomegranate smoothie puree in a blender container

Pears

Each tasty crisp bite provides high amounts of fiber. In a 100-calorie serving, pears contain almost 6 grams of fiber. Asian pears have the most amount of fiber per fruit, however, they’re only available during the cooler weather seasons.

Banana

Not only does it add a naturally sweet and creamy texture, but bananas are also a superfruit loaded with potassium and resistant starch carbohydrates to help with a feeling of fullness.

Strawberries

These ruby-red berries are loaded with Vitamin C, fiber, and an excellent source of folic acid. I used frozen strawberries, so you don’t have to worry about the seasonality, and it adds a cold, luscious texture to the smoothie.

Ginger

Astringent and unforgettable spice, this unique root is a superfood. It’s been used historically to aid in nausea, digestive issues, and pain from inflammation. It adds a warming sensation and a slightly sour note to the smoothie and boosts the flavor of each sip.

Here we go, now that you know why you’re adding in these incredible ingredients it’s now time to give them all a quick whirl! A quick chop, pour and spin, and you’ve got a superfood pomegranate smoothie ready in 5 minutes or less!

Two glasses of pomegranate smoothie on a table

Who’s ready for a refreshing glass of pomegranate smoothie? I like to top the smoothie with a little bit of pomegranate juice, arils, and diced pears. If you’ve never opened a pomegranate before, check out my how to seed a pomegranate tutorial. Some markets also sell just the pomegranate arils or seeds in containers for a quick and effortless option, and even in the frozen fruit section.

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What are superfruits and how can I add them to my meals?

Superfruits are rich in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They also have the potential to provide benefits to overall health by affecting the cellular and molecular structure. It’s a tall order, but the good thing is many superfruits are easily available in your local markets. Berries like raspberries, blackberries, cranberries, and blueberries are a great option. Acai berries are a little more exotic, but you can find dried powders that you can add to smoothies, chia puddings, or bars. Avocados, pumpkin, tomatoes, bananas, apples, cherries, dragon fruit, cantaloupe, citrus fruits, grape, papaya, kiwi, and pineapple are other examples. Eat superfruits when they are in season if you can for the best flavor and benefit. Add them throughout your day topped with your oatmeal, cereal, blended into dressings, a superfruit salsa, or dipped in dark chocolate for a healthy treat.

Pomegranate Smoothie

Make breakfast or snack time a breeze with this tasty superfruit pomegranate smoothie recipe! Plus a healthy blend of pear, banana, strawberry and ginger.
4.82 from 11 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup pears, diced
  • 1 large banana
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend for about 90-seconds or until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add more pomegranate juice or ice cubes as needed to achieve a thick and creamy consistency.
  • Divide amongst two serving glasses, top with more pomegranate juice, arils, and diced pears if desired.

Notes

  • Pear Options: Bartlett, Asian, Anjou or Bosc.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 2 servings
Calories 218kcal (11%)Carbohydrates 54g (18%)Protein 2g (4%)Fat 0.2gSaturated Fat 0.1g (1%)Polyunsaturated Fat 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat 0.02gSodium 7mgPotassium 554mg (16%)Fiber 6g (24%)Sugar 34g (38%)Vitamin A 200IU (4%)Vitamin C 131.2mg (159%)Calcium 30mg (3%)Iron 1.3mg (7%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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Jessica Gavin

I'm a culinary school graduate, cookbook author, and a mom who loves croissants! My passion is creating recipes and sharing the science behind cooking to help you gain confidence in the kitchen.

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