My go-to smoothie move is a no-brainier: throw a bunch of frozen berries, a big dollop of yogurt, and a splash of juice into the blender and give it a whirl. This time, I got the hankering to put in some pomegranate seeds (I’ve been de-seeding pomegranates like crazy lately after discovering a hack…more on that later) and apple, which resulted in a vitamin-rich, protein-filled and absolutely refreshing smoothie variation!
Pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. Much of the nutrients are contained in the seeds, so it is a good idea to use the whole fruit if possible. Still, if you don’t care for the texture, you can use pomegranate juice instead.
Give your blender a workout while getting your daily recommended fruit servings in.
Pomegranate was never a favorite fruit of mine. The sheer amount of time and effort needed to extract the arils was just not worth it for me. Then, I saw this YouTube video a friend had posted on Facebook: Check it out if you find it tricky (and messy!) to pry out those juicy seeds from a fresh pomegranate! It will splatter slightly, so be a little gentle when you’re whacking the fruit.