Hello Autumn– A Pomegranate Smoothie


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


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!?



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