Drinks

By Allana Mortell | March 27, 2012

Photo: keightdee

With the warm weather slowly approaching, we’re always looking for ways to cool down and get our bodies bathing suit ready by eating our fruits and veggies. With that in mind, smoothies are always a great option for a snack on-the-go and a great way to pack in extra servings of fruit we need to stay healthy.

Pomegranates seeds are jam packed with antioxidants, which may help prevent heart disease and cancer, and their sweet tart taste make it a perfect ingredient for a smoothie without having to add extra sugar. While fewer and fewer pomegranates are available in the market, we don’t have to kiss the pomegranate goodbye just yet. Especially when we always have pomegranate juice at our reach!

Try this Pomegranate Blueberry Banana Smoothie for an extra healthful boost in the morning or a sweet treat at the end of your day! For a vegan version, use soy yogurt instead.

Also try…

Very Berry Soy Smoothie

Avocado and Banana Smoothie

Nutrient-Packed Green Smoothie

Mango and Banana Smoothie Pudding

Pomegranate, Blueberry and Banana Smoothie Recipe

Servings: 4
Calories: 220 per serving
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 2 mins
Total Time: 7 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced

Directions

1. In a blender, first combine the yogurt with the pomegranate juice. Mix until blended.

2. Add the sliced bananas and blueberries and puree. Mix until well combined.

3. Pour the smoothie into tall glasses and serve.

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