POM-tastic! I heart Pomegranate Juice

I remember trips to our local Farmer’s Market as a little girl.  We would always bring home a brown paper bag full of ripe pomegranate fruits.  After slicing them in half, I would marvel at the ruby red seeds that looked like jewels.  Extracting the seeds took some effort, but that was definitely part of the fun!  I can still recall the burst of tartness on my tongue and my red-stained fingers.

In the last several years when the benefits of the pretty pomegranate hit the news, I rediscovered my childhood treat.  This “superfood” is packed with antioxidants and promotes heart health.  I recenlty met Janny, a blogger for POM Wonderful.  She kindly directed me to POM Wonderful’s site and the bevy of recipes that include pomegranate juice and/or seeds.  Suddenly my glass of plain ol’ juice seemed in need of a makeover!

Armed with my trusty blender, I set out to create a healthy, tasty, and filling smoothie.  What’s fantastic about smoothies is that you can customize your frozen concoction based on your favorite fruits and flavors.

POM-tastic Fruit Smoothie

1 cup POM Wonderful juice
1 cup orange juice
1 banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup mixed frozen fruit (I used a combination of melon, grapes, & peaches)
1 cup fat free plain yogurt
1 tablespoon MLO Brown Rice Protein Powder

Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until liquefied. If smoothie is too thick, add more POM or orange juice to thin out. Makes two 8 ounce smoothies.

10 Replies to “POM-tastic! I heart Pomegranate Juice”

  1. me too 🙂 this smoothie looks fantastic, although I usually just make a POM spritzer 🙂

  2. That is a beautiful smoothie! So pretty! Thanks for the link to the MLO Protein Powder. I’ve been wanting to make some protein drinks for my super-high metabolism son but wasn’t sure what I could buy that would be truly GF.

  3. GOTTA try this maureen!! I’ve really been using my blender a lot lately and i love pom juice!! Mmmm!! Great use for brown rice protein powder too! good job! beautiful pic!

  4. I am so happy I found this recipe. I have been looking for a gluten-free protein powder but haven’t had much luck. Thanks for posting the link to the MLO powder. I will have to pick some up.


  5. We just got a new blender and I’ve been surfing around for some healthy drink ideas when I came across your post.

    The ingredient list looks positively yummy and with the brown rice protein powder, this is a legit meal replacement for me.

    Got to get to the store and stock up on the fresh fruit and see where I can get the brown rice protein powder.

    Great stuff!

  6. This looks yummy and healthy too. I am sure it could be blended with just about any other fruit, or add the protien powder in if I wished. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. That looks so mouth-watering and healthy! 🙂

    Kudos to adding MLO brown rice power. Just like what Taylor said, this can really be a meal in itself.

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