This Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie is light and frothy with a touch of bitter sweet fruity goodness. The superfoods, blueberries and pomegranate, come together quickly with other healthy ingredients to make a quick and super delicious snack.
This smoothie is very easy to make and only takes a few minutes to blend together. Starting your day with a quick and healthy smoothie is a great way to add some healthy foods into your diet (or your loved ones’ diet), without any fuss or complaining.
Staring with nourishing ingredients, blueberries and pomegranate are superfoods and full of vitamins and antioxidants to cleanse your body. These fruits are both anti-inflammatories and aid in digestion. In addition, they also may help ward off cancer and heart disease. Full of vitamin C, E, and K they are also a good source of folate and potassium. Make sure to use the pomegranate juice that it 100% juice, without added sugars.
I used the coconut milk that you find in the refrigerator section next to the milk. Not only is it creamy and delicious but it also adds a hint of coconut flavor. It is a plant based product with natural healthy fats. Adding calcium and vitamins A, E and B12 to your diet, coconut milk is marvelous in this smoothie.
Yoghurt is always a winner in my book. It is high in protein and helps strengthen your immune system. The probiotics in yoghurt are also great for your digestion. It may also protect against osteoporosis and benefit your heart. If you have a hard time eating plain yoghurt you might try it in this smoothie to get used to the rich flavor. You can use store bought or try my homemade yoghurt.
You can start with fresh blueberries if you like or use frozen ones. I used frozen berries because they are easier to find and a little bit less expensive. You could also substitute your own favorite fruit for blueberries if you want. Blackberries or orange slices are also really delicious in this creamy drink.
The honey is optional. Include it for a sweeter version or leave out for more sweet-and-sour flavor. If you do opt to add a little bit of sweetener, I choose honey because of the health benefits. Honey is high is anti-oxidants and has been shown to slightly improve cholesterol. The sugars in honey are easier for the body to break down and process so it is a healthier choice than refined white sugar. It has also been linked to improved memory and cognitive retention.
This recipe is easy to double or triple for more people. Just make sure to make it and serve right away, it doesn't save well. You could easily add a scoop of protein powder increase the protein content.
How to make it
To make this smoothie simply combine your blueberries, pomegranate juice, coconut milk, yoghurt and honey in your blender. Blend together for about 30 seconds.
Then add the ice and blend for an additional 1 - 2 minutes, or until everything is smooth. Serve and enjoy!
- ¾ C. Blueberries
- ¾ C. Pomegranate Juice
- ½ C. Coconut Milk
- ¾ C. Plain Yoghurt
- 1 Tb. Honey
- ¾ C. Ice Cubes
- Combine blueberries, pomegranate juice, coconut milk, yoghurt and honey to blender. Blend together for about 30 seconds.
- Add the ice and blend for an additional 1 - 2 minutes on high, or until everything is smooth. Serve and enjoy!
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