I used the single serving of Food and Wine magazine’s Pomegranate and Banana smoothie and I added some protein powder to the mix.
It was quite delicious and the protein kept me full until lunchtime.
Since trying that Food and Wine recipe, I found a few more smoothie recipes made with pomegranate.
1) Food and Wine Pomegranate and Banana smoothie
2 cups plain nonfat yogurt, well chilled
2 cups pure pomegranate juice (fresh squeezed or bottled fresh), well chilled
2 large bananas, thickly sliced crosswise
In a blender, combine the chilled nonfat yogurt with the pomegranate juice. Add the sliced bananas and puree. Pour the smoothie into tall, chilled glasses and serve at once.
2) SmoothieWeb.com’s Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie with Honey & Orange
1 (12 fluid ounce) can fat-free evaporated milk
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tablespoons honey (to taste)
1/2 cup ice cubes
PLACE evaporated milk, blueberries, juice, concentrate, honey and ice in blender; cover.
Blend until smooth.
Pour into tall glasses and serve immediately.
* NOTE: Substitute Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk for Fat Free Milk, and cranberry juice for pomegranate juice, if desired.
3) GoodtoKnow.co.uk’s Pomegranate, Raspberry and Banana smoothie
1 banana, sliced
125g raspberry and vanilla soya yogurt alternative
300ml/½ pint pomegranate juice
Put the raspberries, banana, raspberry and vanilla yogurt and pomegranate juice together in a blender. Blitz together until smooth and combined then pour into two glasses and serve.
4) Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
1 or 2 scoops of your favourite protein powder
1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen ripe blueberries
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
Combine all ingredients in blender.
Cover and blend on medium speed until smooth.
You might need to cut the recipe in half if you’re making it for 1!
You can read more on why I like pomegranates so much here: