Table of Contents
  1. Pomegranate Smoothie Ingredients
  2. How to Cut a Pomegranate for a Smoothie
  3. How to Blend a Pomegranate Smoothie
  4. Pomegranate Smoothie FAQs
  5. More Ways to Use Pomegranate
  6. Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

Grab this Pomegranate Smoothie for a ruby red beverage loaded with potassium, vitamin A and vitamin C. It’s the perfect antioxidant-rich drink that you can sip this season to ward off the sniffles and capitalize on some seasonal ingredients.

I live for pomegranate season, like buy Costco-sized boxes every time I see them in stores kind of living. My family loves them as well!

two glass jars full of pomegranate smoothies topped with pomegranate arils and raspberries, sitting on a wooden cutting board.

I’m sure it’s the burst of juice you get when you bite into the arils as well as how versatile they are as a topping for a Fall salad, a bright addition to a vegan charcuterie board or a lovely flavor mixed into berry sangria. They are perfect for this Pomegranate Smoothie and I hope you get to enjoy this recipe at least once this year.

Today’s smoothie recipe is loaded with healthy benefits that will leave us glowing from the inside out. These antioxidant gems make an energizing pomegranate smoothie in just minutes.

Pomegranate Smoothie Ingredients

labeled ingredients for a red fruit smoothie including frozen berries, red cabbage, pomegranate arils and goji berries.

I added as many red ingredients as I could fit into this smoothie recipe resulting in a delicious, gorgeous red beverage that’s loaded with vitamins and minerals. Here’s what I’m blending today:

If you want to boost your smoothie and turn it into a meal replacement then add in 1 serving of homemade protein powder. It takes this smoothie from 5g of protein to 15g of protein as well as thickens the final product up a bit.

How to Cut a Pomegranate for a Smoothie

While we LOVE this great fruit and all the incredible benefits, how the heck do you get it open?! Pomegranates are a little weird in that we can’t just peel or slice to get to the juicy good parts.

Here is a short tutorial on how to de-seed a pomegranate:

Follow these steps for the least amount of mess and the biggest yield:

  1. Cut the fruit directly in half ‘hamburger style.’
  2. Holding the fruit seed side down over a bowl, use a wooden spoon or flat, sturdy spatula and whack the fruit.
  3. Repeat with the other half.

How to Blend a Pomegranate Smoothie

two glass jars of red fruit smoothie topped with raspberries and pomegranate arils.

While this smoothie may not have “leafy greens” it does have some leafy reds, so we’re going to do the 2-step blending method to get the best result:

  1. Blend cabbage, water, pomegranate arils and goji berries until smooth. If you aren’t using a high-powered blender then soak the goji berries first to soften them up a bit.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth. Since the berries have seeds you may need a longer blending time than normal. Stop and scrape down the sides of the container as needed.
  3. Pour into your fav glass and enjoy!

If you’re adding protein powder to this recipe then add it during step 2. You can also add in some yogurt (greek yogurt or vegan yogurt) to turn this smoothie into a meal replacement.

Pomegranate Smoothie FAQs

What fruit mixes well with pomegranate?

Pomegranate mixes well with so many fruits. You can pair it with citrus, berries, bananas and more! It also pairs well with a variety of squashes, so don’t be afraid to toss some pomegranate arils in your next dish.

Is it safe to blend pomegranate?

It is safe to blend pomegranate arils. If you aren’t using a high-powered blender then you may still get a few gritty pieces after blending, so feel free to pour it through a mesh sieve into your glass. If you are using a high-powered blender then there shouldn’t be any grittiness leftover from the arils.

Can we mix banana and pomegranate together?

Pomegranate goes well with a variety of fruits, including bananas. Toss some arils on your next salad, fruit salad or citrus platter. Mix it in with some butternut squash. Blend some in your next smoothie, or enjoy fresh and by itself!

glass jar full of fruit smoothie topped with red fruits.

More Ways to Use Pomegranate

Since pomegranate has a lot of the same nutrients that berries do, you can swap them into any smoothie recipe that calls for berries: my raspberry smoothie would be a great one. You could also add them to this mixed berry smoothie with ease.

Pomegranate isn’t just good for smoothies; toss it into this mason jar salad or even use it as a delightful vegan pumpkin soup topping.

Don’t forget to rate + review this recipe once you blend it up!

pomegranate smoothie recipe
4.89 from 9 votes

Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie

Try this pomegranate smoothie recipe to give your body an immunity boost and some great energy for the busy day ahead. It's loaded with antioxidant-rich ingredients like red cabbage, raspberries, pomegranate arils, strawberries, cherries and superfoods to bring you the best flu-fighters in one serving.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Author: Jen Hansard
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: Plant-Based
Serves: 1

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup red cabbage chopped
  • ½ cup water chilled
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils
  • ½ cup strawberries frozen
  • ½ cup raspberries frozen
  • ½ cup cherries frozen
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp goji berries optional

Instructions 

  • Place cabbage, water, pomegranate arils and goji berries (if using) into a blender.
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and blend again until smooth.

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Notes

  • Can substitute pomegranate arils with 1/2 cup pomegranate juice.
  • Use at least 1 frozen fruit for a refreshingly cool smoothie.
  • Swap out the cabbage for the leafy greens of your choice.
  • Feel free to add in some Antioxidant Smoothie Cubes for even more red foods.

Nutrition

Calories: 310kcal, Carbohydrates: 56g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 861mg, Fiber: 20g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 1079IU, Vitamin C: 122mg, Calcium: 239mg, Iron: 4mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I was had some reserve about the red cabbage in this but it was delicious! I will definitely make this one often during pomegranate season. Good thing Costco still had some extra large ones this week

  2. 5 stars
    Got some pomegranates from Costco yesterday, and this smoothie was the perfect way to use them! So good, slightly tart. I was surprised how well the cabbage blended in with everything.

  3. I can’t find fresh or dried goji berries where I live, but did find powder. How much powder should I use in place of 1/4 c fresh goji berries?

    1. Hey rawkstar! We would start with 2 Tbsp of powder (that shouldn’t overpower it), then if you want to add more in the next recipe you can.

  4. 5 stars
    I was such a picky eater growing up. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m blending up things like cabbage, goji berries and pomegranate together! But I’m so glad I am! Gotta try it to believe how good it is. 🙂

    1. That’s awesome, Kat! Love that we could introduce you to great combos for delicious smoothies!

  5. 5 stars
    I love adding pomegranates to my salads, I haven’t thought of smoothies. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

    1. If you like pomegranates in your salad, you’re going to love this smoothie!

  6. 4 stars
    This was good! Sort of a pink explosion with all the different fruits :). I’ve never used goji berries before so that was fun to try something new. Even though I have a Ninja blender, the pomegranate seeds didn’t totally break down. So there are some seeds in my smoothie. I think next time I’ll use pomegranate juice instead for it to be totally smooth.

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve used pomegranate juice in my smoothies before, but never the actual seeds. Brilliant! I have a vitamix so I’m excited to try this and get the extra fiber with it. Thanks for the perfect autumn smoothie recipe Jen.

    1. This is definitely a perfect autumn smoothie! 🙂