Antioxidant Pomegranate Smoothie

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

Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie |

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


  • 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


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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Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Pomegranates are my FAVORITE!!! I’ve pretty much sampled every juice on the market. The worst pomegranate experiment I ever conducted was the orange pomegranate glazed chicken– what was I thinking!
Thanks for entering me in the competition.


Kristen November 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I buy blueberry/pomegranate juice for a treat once in a while. YUM!


Little Miss Bossy November 6, 2008 at 12:24 pm

I have no idea how to strain those pesky seeds out. That is the only thing I don’t like about pomegranates. I think you can eat the seeds but to me they are a nuisance like raspberry or blackberry seeds.

I just put a whole handful of pom. seeds in my mouth, suck all the juice out and spit out the seeds in bulk….which my husband thinks is just delightful to watch!! HAHA! Your recipe sounds yummy!!


Sylvia November 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

My roommates and I ate it over the weekend while watching a movie. :)



Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 12:29 pm

I have had the actual pomegranate, assortment of juices, ice cream, and yes a pom martini! This fruit is loaded with anti-oxidents and my children love it too!


Michelle M. November 6, 2008 at 12:34 pm

I basically love ANYTHING pomegranate- just ask my hubby. I have and will try anything that has pomegranate in it. I have even been known to sip pomegranate juice in a wine glass :)


Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Love your blog! Read it everyday! Thanks for all that you do to inspire us! : )

I’ve had pomegranate juice and pomegranate fruit (I have one out on the counter right now!)

Michelle in CA

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Faye November 6, 2008 at 12:54 pm

I’ve just recently tried pomegranate juice in the last few months. The pomegranate mango has been my favorite combination! I like to mix the pomegranate juice with grape juice too.


Emily November 6, 2008 at 1:03 pm

I had one as a child and thought it was a crazy thing. All those little seeds?


Engchik November 6, 2008 at 1:11 pm

My first experience with a pomegranate was in 6th grade. We were studying the Egyptians and had class feast, and apparently the Pharoahs ate them too! YUM! been hooked ever since!
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Robin November 6, 2008 at 1:17 pm

I love pomegranates!! My son and I have so much fun eating them together ~ we both love the color, taste and juicy bits :)


pingley3 November 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Pomegranate lemonade by starbucks. Sadly it has been dis continued. However I figured out how to make it at home. Plus It’s less sugar and much more fiscally responsible to make it at home.


Suzann November 6, 2008 at 1:34 pm

For Thanksgiving one year my mother and I made a salad with pomegranate seeds in the dressing. It was wonderful! I would love to try the drink as I’ve always wanted to buy it but didn’t want to spend the money. Thanks for a chance to win!



Days like These! November 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm

i have tried pomegranate chipotle sauce chicken!

count me in.


Mistress Meeyee November 6, 2008 at 1:45 pm

I love Pom! I drink it all the time and I make smoothies too! Yum!!!!


christy November 6, 2008 at 1:46 pm

i love pomegrante! for my birthday we made non alcoholic drinks to celebrate. pomegrante spritzers. they were so yummy and are now a fun, special family treat!


MamaFeelgood November 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm

I am a 35 year old woman and hate to admit it but I did not eat a pomegranate until about 2 years ago. I did buy some juice after that and it was delicious.


Kate November 6, 2008 at 2:14 pm

I think the only time I’ve had pomegranate was in a cocktail. I’ve never been brave enough to buy one. Your smoothie looks great, hope to win the coupon!


Shama-Lama Mama November 6, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I have only ever eaten a real pom. It was so messy, too! But fun! I would like to try one of the martinis the other commenters are mentioning! Yum!


Maxine November 6, 2008 at 2:24 pm

We love pomegranates! We drink the juice and tea, and with the fruit we either just eat it or mix it into a spinach salad instead of dressing.


Kelly November 6, 2008 at 2:50 pm

I bought a pomegranate once, but didn’t know what to do with it, and let it go bad. I’ve been wanting to try POM products, but haven’t yet.


Stephanie November 6, 2008 at 3:23 pm

I’ve been wanting to try those drinks! I’ve had pomegranate seeds at a restaurante in a lamb dish. It was really yummy.


Sisters Savings November 6, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I have only had pomegranate in drinks…margaritas, drinks,
martini’s! Oh so yummy though!


Beach November 6, 2008 at 3:27 pm

I LOVE pomegranate juice and would LOVE to have these coupons!


Christian Frugal Mama November 6, 2008 at 3:49 pm

My husband is crazy about pomegranites, but I didn’t care for them. Taste like cranberries-kinda bitter. Thanks for the giveaway!


tammy in wv November 6, 2008 at 4:53 pm

We’ve always just eaten them “as is.” My 8 year old daughter absolutely loves pomegranates!!

Thanks for the chance to win.




Leong Family November 6, 2008 at 5:30 pm

I used to eat pomegranates as a kid. They grew in our backyard. It would be a fun project to pick out all the seeds. They were so yummy. I always see the pom juice and it looks so yummy…but it is pricey.


The Lady Riposter November 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm

I’ve never made anything with pomegranates before but I’ve had the seeds in drinks or on desserts. I’ve also had the juice before.

I actually have a pomegranate in the refrigerator right now and haven’t decided what to do with it!


dctm November 6, 2008 at 6:26 pm

I ate pomegranate;s when I was a child,so have not had one in years. I would love the coupons.


Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 6:48 pm

oh yumm!!! yes please!

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The Flip Flop Mamma! November 6, 2008 at 7:18 pm

I LOVE POM tea!! In fact, all my glasses in my cupboard are POM tea glasses!! I would love to win this giveaway, it would save me some money!! :)


Nicole November 6, 2008 at 7:28 pm

nver had them , but always wanted to try them!


Reeva November 6, 2008 at 8:14 pm

i’ve never known how to eat these suckers! the smoothie looks great!


Christy November 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Yay pomegranate! Thanks!


Kritta22 November 6, 2008 at 10:19 pm

I have tried just the actual pom. I treat myself to one every year when they come out. They are quite expensive in Alaska. $3 each. So I get one every couple weeks during the season. I really really wanna try these dri`nks. I had no idea that they were so good for you. And I wanna try your smoothie…send some my way?


Kris November 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm

I love pomegranite seeds with lime, salt and chili powder. mmmm good!


Mamalang November 6, 2008 at 11:03 pm

My MIL bought a pom for the kids to try last year, and I had a little nibble. It was yummy, but wow it was a lot of work :) I’ve been trying to figure out if I wanted to spend money to try pom juice…my have to do so even if I don’t win.


Sally November 6, 2008 at 11:22 pm

My grandma had a pomegranate tree in her backyard growing up. We would just eat the seeds out of the fruit. And we’d make jelly out of it. I also like drinking the juice, and who can beat a martini w/ the yummy stuff??!


ProzacPoet November 6, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Yum, the Pom teas are wonderful! We actually kept several of the glasses and now use them as our regular dinner glasses lol.
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Anonymous November 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

Guess I’m really blessed! I have a friend who doesn’t bother with her pomegranates, so I get to pick them all. (Quartering them and then rubbing the seeds off submerged in a bowl of water solves the stained clothes problem. The lighter-weight pith will float, so is easy to separate. Then you can strain off the water for a refreshing, lightly flavored drink or to add to your smoothie). I just throw the seeds in a freezer bag and they’re ready to use. I mainly make them in smoothies, though I recently went to a cooking class where they were used in a spinach salad along with cholla buds (we live in the Southwest.) Did I ever feel healthy! (it was delicious too)

I finally bought a VitaMix mixer which totally grinds the seeds, so can’t help you with that issue.

My son just referred me to your site. It’s great! I’ve shopped and cooked much as you describe for many years. I stayed home until my children were in Jr. High, and I always thought of my savings by shopping the ads, using coupons and planning my meals ahead as my tax-free income.

I’m off travelling now, but will post some recipes when I get back home. Keep up the great site!


Carrie November 7, 2008 at 12:03 am

New to your blog and loving it. I LOVE pomegranates. I love the process of eating them, I don’t know why I do but I do. Two of my kids love them as well although I tend not to share when I have one only because I am greedy with certain things and pomegranates are one of those things.


Kim from Canada November 7, 2008 at 12:14 am

Our whole family loves the fruit, on its own as well as in salads. Count me in for this giveaway!


katie November 7, 2008 at 12:15 am

I buy and drink pomegranate juice often. I also recently purchased a pomegranate fruit and dissected it per the instruction booklet at the display. My daughter ate the seeds plain and I had them with strawberry yogurt. Yum.


Anonymous November 7, 2008 at 12:53 am

I love “cherry pomegranate” sparkling juice that I get from a local winery. My hubby and I don’t drink, so we always get this as our drink to toast with every New Year’s! Yummmmm…I can taste it now… Haley Julian,


Jennifer November 7, 2008 at 1:19 am

I don’t think I’ve tried a pomegranate before. I have saw the POM tea and would love to give the drinks a try!


Margaret November 7, 2008 at 4:16 am

I’ve had actual pomegranates and juice!


Erin November 7, 2008 at 5:56 am

I had a pomegranate for the first time this year – the first one I tried to de-seed I made a big mess b/c I didn’t do it under water! I did make some tasty pom muffins tho!


Melissa November 7, 2008 at 7:25 am

I think I’ve had the juice before. But, not 100%. My husband likes the juice though I know that. thanks for the chance to win.


Mommy's Kitchen November 7, 2008 at 7:30 am

I have only had actual pomegrants. I had them growing up in Hawaii. We used to pick them and eat them just as is.


Mommy's Kitchen November 7, 2008 at 7:30 am

I have only had actual pomegrants. I had them growing up in Hawaii. We used to pick them and eat them just as is.


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