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.
Antioxidant Pomegranate Smoothie
So fresh! Great way to start the day!
Servings - 4 servings
- 1 large pomegranate, deseeded
- 1 medium banana
- 6-8 pieces fresh or frozen mango
- 3-4 pieces fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1 cup rice milk
- Remove seeds from pomegranate by opening and scooping out the seeds.
- 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 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 π
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. π
The first time I had a pomegranate was in a “pomegranate martini”…must say it was tasty.
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!
Oohh, I’ve got a great pomegranate chicken recipes that my husband just loves! π
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!
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
The Heath Fam says
So the best I’ve had is pomegranated martinis. Does that count??
I actually have only had pomegranate izze but I love it.
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!
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.
I’ve had it in a salad and liked it – I’ve had it as a flavor in other things too. Yum!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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!
I haven’t had pomegranate since I was a kid, but I would love to try the POM juice!
Jessica O says
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 [email protected]. No blog yet!
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!
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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 π
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I have never tried pomegranate but love it’s frangrance, it is in some of the bath products we use.
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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.
I have never had anything with pomegranate, but I would love to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.
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)
I use to eat the seeds/insides of them π
I’ve bought pomegranite flavored yogurt for my kids. They love the stuff. I’d love to try the juice.
My favorite pomegranate product would have to be V8 Fusion’s pomegranate blueberry drink. Yum!
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.
I have never had anything with pomegranate. My email is jesusluvsu2005 @ gmail dot com (without the spaces)
Thanks for such an awesome site!
This sounds yummy! π I’ve never had pomegranate juice.
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.
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!!!
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.
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!
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!
I tried the pomegranate berry jones soda at Halloween, but that’s it.
Amy Franck says
Yes- my husband and I love pomegranates, so I keep trying to incorporate them!! Thanks for this recipe π Our favorite is just eating the “seeds” of the fruit… it’s not the most flattering thing to eat, but it’s still yummy!
Erin Emigh Stanford says
I honestly don’t think I have ever had anything with pomegranate, but I would love to try it! π
I have never tried anything with pomegranate. is it good? I know it is supposed to be good for you.
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!!
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
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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?
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…
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!
I have tried pomegranate tea, and it was quite yummy. My sister loves to eat pomegranate’s plain.
I love pomegranates…I find that any juice with them in it is great. Tootsie pop even started making pomegranate lollipops!
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.
Your click “here” to add a recipe doesn’t work, I got “Not Found Error 404”.
I wanted to add this recipe:
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 Ό tsp of butter).
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
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!
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. fun.mom.cheratgmaildotcom
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 says
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!!
My roommates and I ate it over the weekend while watching a movie. π
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. says
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 π
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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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.
I had one as a child and thought it was a crazy thing. All those little seeds?
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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I love pomegranates!! My son and I have so much fun eating them together ~ we both love the color, taste and juicy bits π
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.
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! says
i have tried pomegranate chipotle sauce chicken!
count me in.
Mistress Meeyee says
I love Pom! I drink it all the time and I make smoothies too! Yum!!!!
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!
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.
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 says
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!
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.
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.
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 says
I have only had pomegranate in drinks…margaritas, drinks,
martini’s! Oh so yummy though!
I LOVE pomegranate juice and would LOVE to have these coupons!
Christian Frugal Mama says
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 says
We’ve always just eaten them “as is.” My 8 year old daughter absolutely loves pomegranates!!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Leong Family says
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 says
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!
I ate pomegranate;s when I was a child,so have not had one in years. I would love the coupons. [email protected]
oh yumm!!! yes please!
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The Flip Flop Mamma! says
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!! π
nver had them , but always wanted to try them!
i’ve never known how to eat these suckers! the smoothie looks great!
Yay pomegranate! Thanks!
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?
I love pomegranite seeds with lime, salt and chili powder. mmmm good!
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 π 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.
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??!
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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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!
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 says
Our whole family loves the fruit, on its own as well as in salads. Count me in for this giveaway!
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.
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, [email protected]
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!
I’ve had actual pomegranates and juice!
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!
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 says
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 says
I have only had actual pomegrants. I had them growing up in Hawaii. We used to pick them and eat them just as is.
JuJu and Family says
HI there, I know that what works well when taking the seeds out of the pomegranite is having the water icy cold. For some reason it works better than luke warm water. Sounds like a good recipe
pomegranate tip: skip taking out all the seeds if all you want is the juice. cut the fruit in half and juice it like you would an orange. takes way less time too.
Tonya Conley says
I’ve been trying to teach my teenage girls to eat healthy. I had heard about the the powerful antioxidants and nutrients that pomegranates contain so we tried one. They are only in our grocery store a couple of months out of the year, but when they are we buy several. The girls eat the seeds like nuts. But they are a little messier!
Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom says
I’m looking forward to “pomegranate season” too! Shouldn’t be too much longer before they are in stores!
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