This pomegranate smoothie recipe is sweet, dairy-free, under 5 ingredients, and made in under 5 minutes. It tastes absolutely divine, even my toddler asked for seconds. Guys, I make smoothies daily, which means I've made close to around 1,000 different smoothies by now. This smoothie recipe is a keeper!
If you don't have a Vitamix, I highly recommend getting one. I was on the fence for a long time because it was so expensive. However, if I evaluate the cost per use, it's worth it. Not to mention, it has out-performed every other blender I've seen. If you disagree or angree with this statement, drop me a comment below!
So with that said, I think a Vitamix is necessary for this recipe to turn out the way it's supposed to. Also, over the years I developed several personal habits when making my smoothies. One is always making my smoothies dairy-free, so they will not include yogurt or milk. If you prefer to add milk or protein powder, knock yourself out. A second is that my smoothies will always be sweetened with dates. Honey or agave nectar is great as well depending on your own personal preference.
Ingredients You'll Need:
- 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 ingredients 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!
There's no wrong ingredient when it comes to a Vitamix smoothie, so I don't want to hamper your culinary creativity. My husband put a garlic clove in our weekend morning smoothie, and I had NO CLUE it was in there amongst all of the other things. 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
My Reason For The Daily Smoothie Habit
I got in the habit of daily smoothies when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. I wanted to make sure I was eating enough fruits and vegetables in my day, and it was very easy to get my servings in with adding a smoothie every morning. This habit continued on through nursing my child and then further when my daughter started to eat normal food.
My daughter is a picky eater, and I really struggled to feed her enough fruits and vegetables. The daily smoothies were a great solution for my toddler because it's much easier for her to drink the fruits and vegetables than to eat them. Long story short, my daily smoothies have become a part of the family. I don't know what I'd do without them.Print