Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie is a fantastic way to start your day with energy and lots of healing foods! Green energy smoothies taste just like fruit smoothies but the color is green. the exception to this green color is when you use dark colored berries. These smoothies are the easiest way to get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables into your daily diet!

 

I have written a post about all the benefits of drinking green smoothies which you can check out once you try this recipe.

 

I promise that once you start drinking green smoothies everyday you will love the taste and the way they make you feel.

 

This tasty smoothie features wild blueberries, banana, baby spinach, and pomegranate seeds or juice in one delicious blend.

 

I used frozen chopped banana and frozen wild blueberries to make the smoothie cold and creamy along with almond milk. I used organic stevia for the sweetener but you can leave it out if the smoothie is sweet enough for your taste.

 

Blueberries

Blueberries are “super berries” because blueberries are full of fiber, polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, iron, potassium, and magnesium. Blueberries also contain over 25 phytochemicals, which protect the body from free radicals.

 

Pomegranate Seeds or Juice

Pomegranate seeds and it’s juice contribute a tart and sweet bite along with key antioxidants, vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, and fiber.

 

Bananas 

The banana adds vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, fiber, and great sweetness to the smoothie.

 

Spinach

Spinach is a mild leafy green that is great for someone who is new to drinking green smoothies since you cannot taste the spinach at all. Spinach is a wonderful source of antioxidants, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium, chlorophyll, and fiber. Spinach is also rich in iron which promotes healthy red blood cells and keeps our immune system strong.

 

By combining the powerful wild blueberries, pomegranate seeds, banana, and spinach, you get a smoothie that can help protect you against a wide range of degenerative diseases.

 

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Pomegranate Blueberry Green Energy Smoothie

Raw Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Serves 2

3 cups unsweetened almond milk*

2 cups frozen wild blueberries

1 cup pomegranate seeds or unsweetened pomegranate juice

1 peeled banana- chopped into pieces and frozen

3 cups organic baby spinach

⅛ teaspoon cinnamon

Stevia or coconut nectar to taste

 

1.  Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy immediately!

 

* Almond Milk Recipe: soak 1¼ cups of raw almonds with ½ teaspoon of unrefined sea salt in enough purified water to cover the almonds, overnight. Drain almonds in the morning, rinse, and drain again. Place in blender along with 3 cups of spring or filtered water and blend until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or nut bag and use in the recipe. Pour the remaining almond milk in a glass mason jar and cover with the lid. Store milk for up to 3-5 days.

 

HELPFUL TIP FOR REMOVING POMEGRANATE SEEDS

Cut pomegranate in half. Place a bowl in front of you and hold the cut side of the pomegranate half down.

Hit the back of the pomegranate half with a large spoon until seeds fall out into the bowl.

Discard the white pith and outer skin.

 

 

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Comments

  1. Hi Shelley,
    what a yummy drink and it’s also easy to do! even though I cannot find coconut sugar or frozen bananas, I’ll give it a try with honey and fresh fruit, what do you say? Also baby spinach is not something I am f ond of , what would be your suggestion?
    Thanks and congrats on your creativity…

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Patricia, thank you! You can use raw honey and it will be yummy, I used stevia. To make frozen bananas you just need to chopped a fresh banana and freeze it. Freezing fresh fruit makes the smoothie cold and creamy but you can also just add ice. For other leafy greens you can try kale, butter lettuce, green leaf lettuce, or mixed baby greens.

  2. Hi Shelley,

    Love the added information about the ingredients. I’ve never had pomegranate in my smoothie. I can’t wait to try this. I know it will be quite tasty.

    Take care,

    Evelyn
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Evelyn, I enjoy eating foods that taste delicious and that are packed with nutrients. I hope you like the pomegranate in your smoothie. I also have a new recipe I just posted for a pear pomegranate nut bowl that is so creamy and yummy that I can’t stop making it, you have to try it.

  3. That sounds so tasty!! Ive been doing Pom juice, have to try one with the real thing 🙂
    Jeff recently posted..Smoothies on the Go! Jamba Juice! + Giveaway!My Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Jeff, I love pomegranates and now that they are in season I use them in as many recipes as I can! Let me know how you enjoy the seeds over the juice in your smoothie.

  4. Hey Shelley
    I love making my own smoothies but pomegranate is one I haven’t try yet. So I can’t wait to try your recipe. I like to freeze my fresh fruit not only to make it creamy, but they last longer until
    I am ready to use them. Do you think this type of smoothy will work as a meal replacement ?
    I do still need to drop a lot of weight this year and be healthier at the same time. So keep me posted on when your new book come out. Also you got a great looking blog here with amazing information. Keep up the good work and I will share it with my readers.
    Ernest Grady III recently posted..It’s Time To Live The DreamMy Profile

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Ernest, thank you for the wonderful comments 🙂 This smoothie is great as a meal replacement, I like to drink it first thing in the morning to start my day off with lots of energy. If you want to add more protein and additional nutrients, I recommend using raw protein by Garden of Life or hemp protein by Manitoba Harvest or Nutiva. My new book has 150 healing foods recipes and lots of health info and it should be available on my website, on Amazon, and in natural food stores in January 2012, I will keep you posted. Let me know how you like the smoothie.

  5. This looks really good and sounds good by title. I love to make smoothies, so I have to try this out. I have never had spinach in a smoothie, but I think the other ingredient flavors will come out more. This is ingenious!
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    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Hi Nile, I glad you love smoothies! They are so delicious and the fruit is all you taste because the baby spinach is such a mild leafy green. Thanks for the great comments 🙂

  6. OMG, thank you so much for this recipe!!! It is absolutely DEEEELICIOUS!!! What a gourmet blend of ingredients! I have this smoothie written down and will make it often!

    I blended everything with my low speed Ninja blender, and we had to spit out the pomegranate seeds after every sip hahaha, but the taste is beautiful! I am definitely buying a Vitamix in a couple of weeks when I get paid and returning the Ninja.

    I could not wait for my banana to get frozen so I put in two bananas and a few ice cubes.

    The cinnamon gave it such a pleasant twist! A word of advice – be sparing with the cinnamon, just a little dab will do you, because if you add a bit more, it overpowers the blend.

    I put in three types of greens that I had in the fridge and cannot taste any of them, so don`t be afraid to experiment, don`t just stick to spinach! 🙂

    Also, I did not add any Stevia (have none) – thought about adding honey, but the pomegranate we had was ripe and had dark red seeds so I guess this was why the drink was sweet enough.

    I am going to look through the website for more awesome smoothie ideas! Drink to health! 🙂

    • Shelley Alexander says:

      Wow, thanks for sharing your feedback Nina! I’m so glad you enjoyed the smoothie and when you buy either a Blendtec or Vitamix smoothie it will pulverize the pomegranate seeds so you won’t have to chew them or spit out. I agree with you on the cinnamon comment, a small amount goes a long way. Keep me posted on any new smoothies you try! To your vibrant health. 🙂

  7. Made this for breakfast this morning, and it is so flavorful and filling. Added some Hemp protein powder this time, and it didn’t taste any different with or without the powder (yeah). The recipe makes quite a bit, so you can have extra left over for a snack later in the afternoon and even a bit more for tomorrow morning.

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