This Pink Pomegranate Smoothie is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants from the pomegranate and berries, this smoothie is sure to leave you feeling energized and refreshed! Enjoy it as a snack or a meal replacement.
Why You'll Love This Smoothie
Fruity and refreshing - The smoothie has lots of berries that add natural sweetness without any additional sugar. It's refreshing, sweet, and tart. Frozen fruit makes the smoothie cold and creamy without needing to add any ice.
Versatile - You can keep the smoothie as is or you can add different berries, greens, green powder, or other superfoods. Coconut water would also be a great addition.
Perfect for Valentine's Day - The beautiful pink color makes this smoothie a great breakfast or snack option for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day!
- Berries - You can use both fresh or frozen berries but I always recommend frozen because they'll cool down the drink and provide a creamy texture.
- Mango - Frozen is preferred but fresh works too. If you don't have mango, you can use pineapple or skip it.
- Banana - Frozen banana adds a creaminess that's similar to a milkshake or ice cream and I usually add one to every smoothie. If you don't like bananas, you can add coconut milk instead or some avocado.
- Pomegranate juice - Use quality 100% pomegranate juice whenever possible. It adds tartness and sweetness, and it makes the smoothie a beautiful pink color. To add more nutrients to your smoothie, you can use pomegranate powder instead. It can be found in health food stores or online.
- Almond milk - Milk adds creaminess, protein, and healthy fats. You can use any milk you prefer.
- Protein powder - You can use any protein powder you enjoy. I used unflavored Sprout Living protein powder because it's super clean and doesn't overpower the berry flavor.
- Vanilla and cinnamon - Vanilla extract goes really well with all the berries and rounds out all the flavors. Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar and it adds a little bit of flavor to the shake.
Variations and Substitutions
- No banana - As long as you're using frozen berries and frozen mango, your smoothie should still be somewhat creamy, even without a banana. To add more creaminess, you can add avocado or canned coconut milk. I tend to taste avocado easily in everything so I prefer coconut milk but either one works.
- Different fruit variation - If you're out of any of the berries or mango, you can use other fruits like blueberries, blackberries, or pineapple.
- Pomegranate powder - Pomegranate juice and pomegranate powder are both great choices for this smoothie. The powder will add more vitamins and nutrients but less color. If you're able to buy the powder, I highly recommend it!
- Greens - If you want to up the nutrients in this smoothie, you can add fresh greens like kale or spinach, or you can add your favorite green superfood powder. I like Dragon Herb's green powder. Check out this Superfood Packed Green Smoothie for a similar smoothie that uses it.
The best thing about smoothies is that they're incredibly easy to make! All you have to do is throw everything into a blender and blend on high until smooth. The stronger the blender, the easier this is to do and the smoother the smoothie will be.
Pro tip: I highly recommend adding liquids into the blender first, before anything else, to help everything blend better.
Serving and Storing
This smoothie is best consumed right away while it's still cold and creamy. If you want to make it extra special and more fun, you can garnish your glass with fresh raspberry or strawberry and pomegranate seeds.
If you need to store the smoothie, keep it in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 24 hours. The smaller the jar the better, try to pick one that doesn't leave too much room above the smoothie. The less air there is, the longer the smoothie will stay fresh.
Yes, you can but depending on the strength of your blender, you might get specks of the seeds in your smoothie instead of it being completely smooth.
All smoothies are best consumed right away. They usually don't taste their best after storing, especially if you're using frozen fruit. If you have to store it, keep it in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Berry-based smoothies are always delicious and refreshing so below are four of my favorites you should definitely check out if you liked this pomegranate one! Head over to the Smoothies & Juices category to see all the latest smoothie recipes.
Get ready to jumpstart your day with this sweet and healthy pink pomegranate smoothie! Perfect for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day!
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¾ cup pomegranate juice
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen raspberries
- ½ cup frozen chopped strawberries
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 1-2 scoops vanilla or unflavored protein powder
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp almond butter (optional)
- Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth. I recommend adding the liquids first, it always makes it easier to blend everything together.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Storing: Whenever you’re storing a smoothie, try to find a jar that’s the perfect size for it. The less space there is, the less air can be in the jar, and the longer the smoothie will stay fresh.
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