Antioxident Pomegranate Smoothie

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on November 6, 2008

Antioxident Pomegranate Smoothie

1 large pomegranate, deseeded
1 medium banana
6-8 pieces frozen mango (Mango is not in season at the moment, so I would recommend frozen!)
3-4 pieces fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 – 1 cup rice milk
1. Remove seeds from pomegranate by opening and scooping out the seeds.
2. Blend all ingredients until smooth. Add more rice milk to desired consistency.
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!?!


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

I am entering this recipe into a contest hosted by POM Wonderful Pomegranate. If you have a favorite dish, beverage or dessert that uses pomegranates, be sure to enter your recipe here.
“Pomegranate juice is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidents. Sip for sup, POM Wonderul 100% pomegranate juice has more polyphenol antioxidents than red wine, green tea and other juices. For antioxident health benefits, sip wisely. Drink 8 oz. a day.” -From POM Wonderful
Quick Giveaway!!!
I gotta get these coupons into the hands of one lucky winner soon! They expire on December 31, 2008! This contest will only run for 24 hours, starting at 8 am on Thursday morning November 6th, ending Friday morning at 8 am!

The folks at POM sent me 5 coupons for FREE POM Wonderful Drink and 5 coupons for a FREE POM Tea (both 16 oz. sizes). That’s 10 free drinks! Full of powerful antioxidents and nutrients!

Rules
1. Leave a comment below telling me if you’ve ever had anything with pomegranate. If so, what?!? If you do not have a blog, please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win! Any comment without an email or blogger username will be deleted! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR EMAIL if you don’t have a blog or are leaving an anonymous comment.

2. Comments for this giveaway will close at 8 am on Friday, November 7th.
3. Winning Comment number will be selected by Random.org
4. I will post the winner no later than 9 am on November 7th. Winner will be contacted and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. If not claimed, another number will be selected.

{ 105 comments… read them below or add one }

thekirnancrib November 6, 2008 at 8:03 am

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 :)

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Teresa November 6, 2008 at 8:05 am

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. :-(

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Marianne November 6, 2008 at 8:07 am

The first time I had a pomegranate was in a “pomegranate martini”…must say it was tasty.
inhisname56@yahoo.com

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Jody November 6, 2008 at 8:12 am

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

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Helen November 6, 2008 at 8:13 am

Oohh, I’ve got a great pomegranate chicken recipes that my husband just loves! :)

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Mrs. J November 6, 2008 at 8:24 am

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!

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beansntatersmama November 6, 2008 at 8:29 am

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

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The Heath Fam November 6, 2008 at 8:35 am

So the best I’ve had is pomegranated martinis. Does that count??

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akr November 6, 2008 at 8:37 am

I actually have only had pomegranate izze but I love it.

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Holly November 6, 2008 at 8:51 am

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!

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ERK November 6, 2008 at 8:52 am

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.

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Amy November 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

I’ve had it in a salad and liked it – I’ve had it as a flavor in other things too. Yum!

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two_blue_one_pink November 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

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.

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heidi November 6, 2008 at 8:55 am

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.

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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 9:01 am

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)

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Jennifer November 6, 2008 at 9:02 am

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.

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Susie November 6, 2008 at 9:15 am

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!

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mommustwrite November 6, 2008 at 9:16 am

I haven’t had pomegranate since I was a kid, but I would love to try the POM juice!

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Jessica O November 6, 2008 at 9:31 am

My mom fed me my first pomegranate not too long ago – we just ate it like popcorn! Since then I’ve had it in salads and I love the POM drinks too! My email is jecca1120@yahoo.com. No blog yet!

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Taraleigh November 6, 2008 at 9:34 am

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

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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 9:36 am

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

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Deane November 6, 2008 at 9:53 am

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

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karissa November 6, 2008 at 9:54 am

I acually just bought a pomegranate yesterday to try. I think I will go try it now!
I am lovin your site and am getting lots of ideas for feeding my family in an afordable way.

karissalderksen@gmail.com

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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 9:56 am

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

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Cheryl November 6, 2008 at 9:59 am

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)

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LegallyBoston November 6, 2008 at 10:02 am

I use to eat the seeds/insides of them :)

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ourcountrycottage November 6, 2008 at 10:06 am

I’ve bought pomegranite flavored yogurt for my kids. They love the stuff. I’d love to try the juice.

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Joy November 6, 2008 at 10:09 am

My favorite pomegranate product would have to be V8 Fusion’s pomegranate blueberry drink. Yum!

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Christena November 6, 2008 at 10:10 am

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.

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jesusluvsu2005 November 6, 2008 at 10:12 am

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

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Sherry November 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

This sounds yummy! :D I’ve never had pomegranate juice.

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pwhitten November 6, 2008 at 10:16 am

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.

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crazydaisy November 6, 2008 at 10:18 am

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

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SmrfChic November 6, 2008 at 10:26 am

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.

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Mackensie November 6, 2008 at 10:27 am

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!

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Amanda November 6, 2008 at 10:28 am

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

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Charlotte November 6, 2008 at 10:32 am

I tried the pomegranate berry jones soda at Halloween, but that’s it.

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Amy Franck November 6, 2008 at 10:37 am

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/

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Erin Emigh Stanford November 6, 2008 at 10:38 am

I honestly don’t think I have ever had anything with pomegranate, but I would love to try it! ;)

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§wanny November 6, 2008 at 10:39 am

I have never tried anything with pomegranate. is it good? I know it is supposed to be good for you.

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Dana November 6, 2008 at 10:42 am

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

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seasonsmom November 6, 2008 at 10:57 am

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!

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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 10:59 am

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

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Elliott family November 6, 2008 at 11:06 am

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…

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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 11:15 am

Yes I have had this. I have it in the drink that is pictured in your blog. I also grew up in Indiana where they grow wild and we ate them all the time for free!

Thanks.
Mary P.
yrampirani2000@yahoo.com

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Kim November 6, 2008 at 11:23 am

I have tried pomegranate tea, and it was quite yummy. My sister loves to eat pomegranate’s plain.

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Alison November 6, 2008 at 11:37 am

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

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Lola November 6, 2008 at 11:37 am

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/

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Lola November 6, 2008 at 11:51 am

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 ½ cups prepared juice
1 pkg pectin (powdered, Sure Jell regular)
5 cups sugar
4 T lemon juice
Measure 3½ 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 ¼ 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/

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Jen November 6, 2008 at 11:52 am

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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