This refreshing smoothie is perfect for a warm summer day. I love the flavor combination of the pomegranate and orange. In a high-power blender, the pomegranate seeds blend nicely into the smoothie. I like to add a handful of frozen strawberries for added color and sweetness!

Pomegranate Orange Smoothie

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (homemade is best!)
  • 1/4 cup POM 100% pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (store bought is fine too!)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1-2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 orange (peeled)
  • Splash of honey or pitted date chopped (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries (optional)
  • Combine above ingredients in a high-power blender and blend until smooth, serve immediately. Enjoy!

 

Tips for making smoothies:

  • Use homemade almond milk, if possible, for the best flavor
  • Freeze your bananas (if even just 30 minutes or an hour before)
  • If you like a sweeter smoothie, add a few chopped/pitted dates or a splash of honey
  • Use organic ingredients, whenever possible
  • Stock your freezer with frozen fruit (you won't have to worry about your fruit going bad and you will always have some options on hand!)
  • To thicken a smoothie, you can always add a handful of ice
  • If your smoothie is too thick, try to thin with a little extra liquid. I like to add a few splashes of coconut water.

 

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