Apple Pomegranate Smoothie

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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!

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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.

IMG_1126Pomegranate 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.

Apple Pomegranate Smoothie

Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 apple, peeled, cored, cut into chunks
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Splash of skim, soy, or almond milk
4-6 ice cubes
Honey or agave syrup, to taste (optional)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the desired consistency is reached. Pour into two glasses. Serve immediately.

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Comments

  1. Michelle R. says:

    Looks yummy and super healthy! I’ve always been intimidated by pomegranate, are you supposed to eat the rough seeds?

    • Yes, they are totally edible – I don’t mind them much. Some people like to chew and spit out the tough seeds. The option is yours!

  2. Stefanie says:

    I’m always trying to grab whatever (unhealthy) snack I can find post workout, this would be the perfect healthy drink!

  3. I’m obsessed with making smoothies and I love this flavor combo! Totally a must try. :)

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