One of the best things about this time of year is that pomegranates are in season and who can resist those pretty pink sparkly jewels?! Not this girl! I also am a fan of pomegranate juice year round. It’s packed with antioxidants which makes it the perfect addition for your smoothies.
If you have some ripe bananas on your counter and don’t feel like baking with them, peel them and stick them in the freezer. I adore using frozen bananas in my smoothies. When you toss a frozen banana in a blender and let it go for a few minutes, you get this thick and creamy texture that is basically just like ice-cream which means you also get a milkshake-like smoothie!
I’ve posted two different versions of this recipe as I have made this a couple of ways. The first option is just to use a whole frozen banana (as pictured). The second option is to use half of a frozen banana and a 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. I think both versions are really refreshing and delicious, but I think I slightly prefer the latter as I am obsessed with blueberries and love the added flavor of them in this smoothie. You really can’t go wrong either way!
- 1 small frozen banana*
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup 100% pomegranate juice, chilled
- 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon honey (can add more to taste)
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve.
I like to freeze my bananas if they start to get too ripe before I can eat them. Simply peel the banana, cut in half and freeze in freezer bags. You can also freeze fresher bananas the same way if needed.
Serving Size:1/2 mixture
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 37mg Carbohydrates: 46g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 39g Protein: 3g