This strawberry pomegranate smoothie recipe is made with pomegranate arils, banana, strawberry, blueberries, dates, and flaxseed seeds. It's sweet, dairy-free, and takes 5 minutes to whip up using frozen fruit. If you are a fan of vegan fruit smoothies, here are some other champs: strawberry pineapple banana smoothie, blueberry kale smoothie, or kiwi pineapple green smoothie.
My daughter is a picky eater, and I really struggle to feed her enough fruits and vegetables each day. The daily smoothies are a great solution because it's much easier for her to drink the fruits and vegetables than to eat them. And I can sneakily add in some veggies, like spinach, without her even knowing!
What I Love About This Recipe
I make smoothies daily, which means I've made close to around 1,000 different smoothies by now. I'm constantly changing things up to find the best variations, and this strawberry pomegranate smoothie recipe is a keeper! I love how easy it is to throw together because I keep frozen strawberries, frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, and frozen pomegranate arils in my freezer. It's sweetened with dates, and it also blends in some heart-healthy flaxseed seeds.
- Frozen banana: The frozen banana is crucial for a creamy smoothie. I always keep frozen bananas in my freezer for my morning smoothies. When a banana is starting to over-ripen, I peel it and stick it in a freezer bag.
- Frozen or fresh pomegranate: I prefer to use frozen pomegranate that I batch prepared ahead of time. This is a quick way to cut and de-seed pomegranate so you always have some on hand.
- Frozen blueberries: I freeze my own blueberries and always have some on hand. You can also buy frozen blueberries from the grocery store.
- Dates: My favorite date to use for smoothies is sukkari dates because they are soft. Medjool dates are suitable as well and they are about twice the size of sukkari dates. If using Medjool dates, cut the amount by half. Also, if the dates are dry, soak them in hot water 3 minutes ahead of time.
- Flaxseeds: I have high cholesterol, so I always add some flaxseeds to my smoothies. They are tasteless and I've read they have health benefits.
How To Make A Pomegranate Smoothie
Add the frozen banana, frozen strawberries, frozen pomegranate arils, frozen blueberries, pitted dates, and flaxseeds to the Vitamix blender. Add enough water to cover the majority of the ingredients (more water can be added to reach your desired consistency).
Blend on high for 30 seconds. Check the consistency and the taste. Add more water if wanting a thinner consistency. Add more dates if wanting a sweeter smoothie. Pour into your favorite smoothie cup. Enjoy your healthy and refreshing blueberry pomegranate smoothie!
Tips and Tricks
- Use a Vitamix blender. I highly recommend using a Vitamix blender for smoothie recipes that involve fibrous vegetables and frozen fruit. They have a hefty price tag, but I use my blender daily.
- Use frozen fruit. Instead of using ice and watering down the smoothie, use frozen fruit to make the smoothie cold. This also saves time if you have a frozen fruit section in your freezer with fruit already prepared. I buy my strawberries frozen from the store, however, all of my other fruits are frozen myself. When my bananas are starting to go bad, I peel them and stick them in a freezer-friendly bag. When blueberries, rasperries, pomegranate, etc, are on sale. I buy a large quantity, wash them and put them in freezer bags.
Substitutions and Variations
There's no wrong ingredient when it comes to a Vitamix smoothie, so I don't want to hamper your culinary creativity. Below are some tried and true additions and substitutions:
- Substitute raspberries or blackberries for strawberries
- Use honey or agave nectar in lieu of dates
- Almond or cashews make this smoothie more creamy
- Uncooked oatmeal make this smoothie more filling
- An apple or pear to get in more fruit servings for the day
- Add some spinach, kale, or a Persian cucumber to get in more vegetable servings for the day
- Fresh mint to freshen things up a bit
- Chef's knife and cutting board to prepare the fruit.
- Freezer-friendly storage bags to keep the frozen fruit in the freezer.
- Blender to blend up the frozen fruit. I recommend the Vitamix blender.
Store the strawberry pomegrante smoothie in the fridge for up to 6 hours.