These antioxidant gems make an energizing pomegranate smoothie in just minutes. When autumn weather hits, I get excited about the new season of produce hitting the grocery store… especially the pomegranates.
Top Pomegranate Health Benefits
Ruby red pomegranates are a great addition to your green smoothie. In addition to being high in antioxidants, they are also a good source of potassium, folate, vitamins C and K, and fiber, if the full seed is eaten. Be sure to use fresh pomegranates (or juice) because pasteurization destroys the vitamin C.
The antioxidants in pomegranates help reduce inflammation, may have anti-aging effects, and some scientists think that they may even help with preventing cancer.
One of the biggest benefits of eating pomegranates is increased heart health. Studies have shown that the nutrients, particularly the polyphenols (including anthrocyanins) in pomegranates can help decrease inflammation and thickening of artery walls, reduce the buildup of cholesterol and plaque, and prevent platelets from clumping together. So add those sweet seeds to your smoothie and say cheers to a healthier heart! (Source)
What fruit goes with pomegranate?
Combining iron-rich spinach and vitamin C-rich oranges and pomegranates helps you absorb the iron better than by itself. Bananas are full of potassium and fiber, and makes this smoothie nice and creamy. These are the key ingredients to make a tasty (and healthy!) pomegranate smoothie:
- pomegranate seeds
Not only will this smoothie taste amazing, but it’s loaded with nutrients (and void of dairy, one of the most common food sensitivities out there!)
Are pomegranate seeds good in a smoothie?
I know how intimidating this may seem, but the arils (or seeds) are where it’s at! They are high in fiber, which helps slow down how quickly the pomegranate sugar is absorbed into your blood stream. I love deseeding a fresh pomegranate and using the whole seeds, or arils, instead of using juice for the added nutrition and fiber.
How to blend pomegranate seeds in a smoothie
Having a high powered blender will make all the difference when blending these heart seeds. I suggest adding them
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This pomegranate smoothie infused with a citrus punch is a great energy and immunity booster. Once you master the art of seeding a pomegranate, you should celebrate with this antioxidant-rich green smoothie.
- 2 cups spinach (fresh)
- 1 cup water
- 2 oranges (peeled)
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 bananas
- Blend spinach, pomegranate seeds and water until smooth.
- Next add the fruits and blend again.
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