Needless to say I am pomegranate crazy (cake, pasta, cocktails, you name it) and this Pomegranate Cranberry Smoothie really makes my Saturday. It is packed with refreshing fruit that’s high in antioxidants, protein packed Greek yogurt and a touch of raw honey for a bit of extra sweetness.
Instead of pomegranate juice I decided to freeze some fresh pomegranate arils, the night before I made this smoothie. It’s great to use fresh seasonal fruit, and the frozen pomegranate lends frostiness to the drink. Here’s a quick tutorial for removing the arils from the pomegranate (Simply Recipes - How to De Seed a Pomegranate).
This Pomegranate Cranberry Smoothie has it all for a great breakfast or an afternoon pick me up. With the absence of any kind of refined sugar and lots of protein, this smoothie will keep you going for hours without the typical sugar crash.
Even if it’s super chilly outside you have to give this smoothie a try. Your tummy will thank you!
Pomegranate Cranberry Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen pomegranate arils
- 6 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- 1/4 cup cranberry juice (100% juice, not cocktail)
- 4 - 6 ice cubes (optional)
- In a blender, combine the first 4 ingredients and blend until smooth. For added frostiness blend in 4 - 6 ice cubes.
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