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September is my favorite month! It is still warm out & all of the Fall-y thinks start to trickle in.  This includes fruits and vegetables ♥ And pomegranate just happens to be my FAVORITE fall fruit.  Not only is it delicious and oddly fun to eat but pomegranates are packed with antioxidants and vitamins.  As always, I like my food as close to the source as possible.  So although POM juice has been really popular for awhile and has tons of health food claims- I will always recommend to eat the fruit straight from the source! {Added bonus: when eating the pomegranate vs drinking it’s juice you get tons of health fiber}  Although I’m not a fan of POM – I tried this Nativas Natural pomegranate powder which is just dehydrates pomegranates and it’s pretty good!  It is not a replacement to the fruit – but it gives an extra  antioxidant rich punch to smoothies and yogurt.

This smoothie {Place all ingredients in the blender and blend for 1 minute}

♥ 1/2 pomegranate

♥ 1 tbsp pomegranate powder {100% optional- just an extra boost of antioxidants}

♥ 1/2 an orange, juiced.

♥ 1 cup ice

♥ 1 tbsp hemp seeds – for a boost of extra protein

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Health Benefits of Pomegranates: 

♥ 3x antioxidants  of green tea

♥ Rich in vitamin A, C, E & Folic Acid

♥ Help the heart by aiding to maintain  healthy heart circulation

♥  Reduce inflammation

♥ Prevent oxidation of our bad cholesterol (plaque build up)

♥ Help supply iron to the blood steam

 

What is your favorite pomegranate recipe!?

 

27 Thoughts on “Hello Autumn– A Pomegranate Smoothie

  1. I love pomegranates but it’s been ages since I’ve had one. This looks delicious and healthy.

  2. Omg! I forgot that it’s almost pomegranate season! I love them and I’m on a health kick craze currently looking for yummy and healthy foods, this yummy drink is definitely going on my recipe list! Great way to start the morning! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. I rarely make anything with pomegranates. I just like eating them just as they are, but this sounds yummy.

  4. I’m in Istanbul right now and they have poms everywhere. I’ll have to get some and try the smoothie – looks delicious and so healthy.

  5. WOW this looks so good. I love love love pomegranate! Thanks for the great smoothie inspiration!

  6. Wow, what a great and creative combination…

  7. Mmmm this looks SO refreshing! I need to start adding pomegranate juice to my smoothies.. I forget how much I love it!

  8. This looks so yummy! I’m currently pregnant and have extra smoothie cravings right now so this recipe came in very handy!

  9. This looks really good! I love making smoothies for either breakfast or a fast lunch. Great recipe! xo

  10. this looks so delicious! thanks for sharing 😀

  11. I wouldn’t have thought to just throw pomegranate seeds in a blender – brilliant!

  12. This looks so yum , I LOVE pomegranites…my fav fruit..just a pain to get to!

    Thanks for sharing

    Valerie

  13. I love this recipe – I just bought 2 pomegranites and I already knew I was making a salad and dressing with one and wanted to experiment with the other – I will be making this – thank you for the great smoothie recipe

  14. Wow this looks amazing! I’ve been telling myself to start making smoothies because of all the health benefits. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

  15. I love pomegranates, they always signal to me that fall is here 🙂 Does blending the seeds well smooth out that crunchy part of the seed? I always end up spitting that part out..

  16. When you say 1/2 a pomegranate… seeds and all?

  17. YUM! I think I’ll be trying this recipe this weekend <3

  18. I love pomegranate! This sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

  19. This looks so refreshing!

  20. Sounds yummy and refreshing…another fruit to add to my shopping list:)

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