Antioxidant Pomegranate Smoothie

Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie | 5DollarDinners.com

We love smoothies and it’s a great way to eat fruit that you might not normally just pick up and eat.  Like pomegranates!  Don’t be scared of them!  I show you how to cut and use pomegranates here.

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Antioxidant Pomegranate Smoothie

Yield – 4 – 1/2 cup servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large pomegranate, deseeded
  • 1 medium banana
  • 6-8 pieces fresh or frozen mango
  • 3-4 pieces fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 – 1 cup rice milk

Directions

Here are some photos of my smoothie making effort this morning! Anyone know how to get rid of the seeds in the smoothie??? I thought they would get blended, but they didn’t. My smoothie was too thick to strain. Any ideas would be helpful!?

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Note: Super juicy and messy…don’t wear your favorite white blouse while doing this! It will turn pink!

Pomegranate Smoothie

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  1. thekirnancrib says

    I love pomegranates… the actual fruit! we used to get pomegranates in our stockings growing up and I loved the process it is to eat them. it’s fun :)

  2. Teresa says

    I’ve never tried anything with pomegranate in it. I did buy a pomegranate a few weeks ago but I had no idea what to do with it and let it go bad. :-(

  3. Jody says

    HI!

    I have not ever had a pomegranate, I have read about the wonderful health benefits and would love t try the POM drink. I am getting ready to embark on an exercise program and may want to regularly include POM if I like it. THanks for the opportunity!! I Love your blog!

    Thanks,

    Jody
    mrsjls@earthlink.net

  4. Mrs. J says

    I only tried pomegranate fruit cup once and that was it. I didn’t get to taste that in my homecountry but I really am so into antioxidants and stuff. Thanks!

  5. beansntatersmama says

    I haven’t had a pomegranite in years. My aunt would buy them and we would eat them while cooking the thanksgiving turkey. What fond memories. I have then on my grocery list since out Kroger has them for for 3 bucks. I would love to try either of the drinks sounds very yummy. angie

  6. Holly says

    I just wanted to say I love your blog…I have found so many recipes to feed my family on an extreme budget (there is myself and my husband, plus 5 children ages 6 and under…and a few of them eat as much as us!)

    As far as pomegranates, I have tried a fruit juice with it before, although I forget what kind it was. I have always seen the POM drinks and wanted to try them, as we are eat very healthy in our house and those would be a great addition to breakfasts! But alas, I haven’t gotten around to it yet…one day!

  7. ERK says

    I love pomegranates. I just hahate the time it takes to get the seeds out. I can not think of any recipes I have had that have pomegranates in them.

  8. two_blue_one_pink says

    We used to get pomagranates in our stockings at Christmas. Lately the only think I have had pomagrante in is a drink called a Woo-woo.

  9. heidi says

    Love me some Pomegranate! I like to crack a few open and serve it with dinner. I LOVE Pomegranate Cranberry juice mixed with sprite. Yummy little treat.

  10. Anonymous says

    I saw a show saying that pomegranate seeds are heart healthy. I have two teenage daughters and want them to learn to eat healthy. Last week we bought our first pomegranate. I wasn’t sure how to pick one, but went for one that was darker in color. We all tried the seeds and thought they were good, but Megan, 17 then sat and ate the entire bowl of seeds. We would love to try something else made with pomegranate!
    Tonya (tconley9@woh.rr.com)

  11. Jennifer says

    I have never tried anything with pomegranate that I am aware of. I have heard it is really healthy and would love to try it.

  12. Susie says

    Erin! Great job on the news! I fell asleep before it came on tv, so I was glad to find it online. Good job, super mom!

  13. Taraleigh says

    Our grocery store just had pomegranates on sale so I bought one for the first time. I have made recipes with the juice before, but I tried the Pomegranate-Ginger muffins on the Pom Wonderful site and really like them!

    My email is tdunc17@juno.com

  14. Anonymous says

    I had an actual pomegranate once(a l o n g time ago). I have also tried a couple of drinks lately that had some pomegranate juice in them. Tasty!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    sunshine128 at rocketmail dot com
    ~Amy

  15. Deane says

    I have never tried pomegranate but love it’s frangrance, it is in some of the bath products we use.
    deane_williams at sbcglobal dot net

  16. Anonymous says

    I have never had anything with pomegranate, but I would love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Sarah B
    allenandsally(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. Cheryl says

    I really like pomegranates (even if I just discovered that I have no idea how to spell it.) I like the whole fruit as well as the occasional pomegranate martini (heh heh)

  18. Christena says

    Hi, I’ve only been reading your blog for a few weeks, but I really like what I’ve seen. We are in the construction business in FL, so needless to say money has been tight and this website has been a HUGE help! I’ve only tried pomegranate in drinks a couple times, but I’ve really liked them. I’ve seen the POM products by the juices but have never had the opportunity to try them.

  19. jesusluvsu2005 says

    I have never had anything with pomegranate. My email is jesusluvsu2005 @ gmail dot com (without the spaces)
    Thanks for such an awesome site!
    God bless,
    Amanda

  20. pwhitten says

    I live in Florida, and my favorite thing to do with pomegranates is to mix the seeds with peeled and sectioned oranges. Sometimes for company I will add a bit of Grand Marnier and some pecans.

    It’s very labor-intensive, so I usually do several oranges at a time. I’m always amazed at how much people like fresh fruit like this. Maybe it’s because it takes so much time to prepare.

  21. crazydaisy says

    Yes, I have had the typical pomegranate as an afternoon snack (MESSY), juice, and even the seeds as a snack, and I love POM juice, but I once cooked that juice as a glaze for my peppered chicken and it was wonderful! Moist and tender, plus think of all those extra antioxidants in my bird!!!

    ynaffit.tiffany@gmail.com

  22. SmrfChic says

    We bought a fresh pomegranate this summer just to try it – the kids were a bit freaked out by the jelly-encased seeds that you have to eat and spit out. But my hubby and dad LOVE pom juices.

  23. Mackensie says

    Can I try for these coupons? I eat the seeds right out of the fruit when I find them on sale. Ben loves them, too!

  24. Amanda says

    Hi,

    I have never had pomegranate before, but would love a chance to try it!

    I discovered your great blog from your guest post on Money Saving Mom and am loving reading through your archives and of course checking each day for your new posts. Thanks for a great blog and recipes!

    Amanda
    ast@mail.casinternet.net

  25. Amy Franck says

    Yes- my husband and I love pomegranates, so I keep trying to incorporate them!! Thanks for this recipe :) Our favorite is just eating the “seeds” of the fruit… it’s not the most flattering thing to eat, but it’s still yummy!

    Amy
    http://amyfranck.blogspot.com/

  26. Dana says

    I have never tried pomegranate, I have always wanted too but the tightwad in me hasn’t let me buy it for fear that I wouldn’t like it and waste the money, lol. I hear all kinds of great things about the antioxident wonders it has and have see great recipes for it so I would love to give it a try!!

    Dana

  27. seasonsmom says

    I love Pomegranates and so do my kids. We eat then plain, sucking the juice off the little seeds. I don’t remember ever letting one go bad unless it was burried deep under fruit in the fridge drawer. They are too exp to let spoin in my house, LOL! We also love POM but can’t afford the label. In Europe, where I am originally from, pomegranate concentrate is considered a great took for HBP (HIgh blood pressure). It is pricey there as well. Thank you for offering the giveaway! I hope we win. With 4 kids we will put all the coupons to use! Natalie
    I’d rather not post my em address in its entirety. Hope my username is enough. Be blessed!

  28. Anonymous says

    I’ve only had pomegranate tea (from Trader Joe’s) and love it.

    Definitely going to try the smoothie recipe, though is there any substitute for rice milk? Would regular milk do the trick?

    snowchaserfunk(at)hotmail(dot)com

  29. Elliott family says

    I’ve never had pomegranate, but it seems to be popping up everywhere! I need to try some of these yummy pomegranate recipes I’m finding…

  30. Alison says

    I love pomegranates…I find that any juice with them in it is great. Tootsie pop even started making pomegranate lollipops!

  31. Lola says

    I think I had an instore sample of Pom Pomegranate Juice when they first became available in stores. It was delicious, however it’s very pricey and not within my budget. I would love to have a coupon. I’ve been wanting to make Pomegranate Jelly.

    http://lolasdiner.blogspot.com/

  32. Lola says

    Your click “here” to add a recipe doesn’t work, I got “Not Found Error 404″.

    I wanted to add this recipe:

    Pomegranate Jelly

    3 cups prepared juice
    1 pkg pectin (powdered, Sure Jell regular)
    5 cups sugar
    4 T lemon juice
    Measure 3 cups juice into 6 qt pot. Add pectin.
    Stir and dissolve thoroughly.
    Place mixture over high heat, bring to boil stirring constantly to avoid scorching.
    Add sugar and mix well.
    Continue stirring and bring to full rolling boil.
    Boil hard for exactly 2 minutes. (You can prevent excessive foam by adding tsp of butter).
    Stir constantly.
    Remove from heat.
    Skim foam and pour into sterilized containers.
    Allow 1/8 inch head space.
    Cover with 2 piece metal lids.
    Process in water bath for 5 minutes (1/2 pint jars).

    Source: Yahoo Home_Canning/Home_Canning_Meltingpot Posted by Debbra Hunt-10-20-07

    http://lolasdiner.blogspot.com/

  33. Jen says

    I love to put pomegranates in fruit salad. And then slather the whole thing with fresh whipped-cream to counter and healthy side effects from the antioxident properties. Pomegrante is especially yummy with banana and blueberry. Delicious!

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