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 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.