Hello Autumn– A Pomegranate Smoothie

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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 Comment

  1. Debbie says: Reply

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

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you!!! It was so simple to make! Definitely worth trying xox.

  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 🙂

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you so much Cassandra!! XO.

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

  4. Jen says: Reply

    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!

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you !! xo

  6. Wow, what a great and creative combination…

  7. Liz says: Reply

    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!

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      AWW good!! <3 <3

  9. Kelly says: Reply

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

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Thank you Kelly! I completely agree 🙂 🙂

  10. Tianna says: Reply

    this looks so delicious! thanks for sharing 😀

  11. Resa says: Reply

    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. Eileen says: Reply

    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. Sandy says: Reply

    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?

    1. Julie Lichtman says: Reply

      Yes ma’am!

  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. Kim says: Reply

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

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