A pomegranate green smoothie has the tart winter flavor of pomegranates balanced with the smooth texture of avocado and the healthy boost of spinach. This is a great smoothie for breakfast or a snack.
If you love one of our green smoothies (Low Carb Green Smoothie Recipe, Mango Green Smoothie, Peach Green Smoothie Recipe and Pineapple Green Smoothie), you’ll love this new Pomegranate Green Smoothie.
While this pomegranate green smoothie will be plenty sweet, it is low in sugars. It’s a great source of protein for those who are vegetarian or vegan. It’s naturally gluten free and dairy free- I use a little bit of water instead of milk for the liquid. It will fit perfectly with your low-carb or paleo diet plan.
Smoothies are super simple to make. Just toss everything in a blender. This recipe will make two servings and will last in the refrigerator for up to a day if you don’t have anyone to share with.
Are pomegranate green smoothies really good for you?
Once you look at this ingredient list, you won’t be surprised to discover that this pomegranate green smoothie is excellent for you!
A green smoothie will give you all of the following:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Energy boosting properties
Smoothies have gotten a negative reputation as being full of sugar. But you can combat that by making your own. And it only takes a few minutes! By not including things like sweetened yogurt or lots of high-sugar fruits, this pomegranate green smoothie tastes great and offers lots of nutritional value.
What greens can you put in a pomegranate green smoothie?
The green color in this pomegranate green smoothie comes from the combination of spinach and avocado. If you want to try other greens, any of these will work:
- Collard greens
- Swiss chard
I recommend keeping the avocado in the pomegranate green smoothie recipe. Avocado is the source of lots of healthy fats and protein. It also creates the texture you want it a smoothie. It thickens it and makes it smooth and easily drinkable.
What is the best protein powder?
There are hundreds of protein powders on the market. Depending on the ingredients, they may have different purposes. You want to find one that fits your personal health goals, anything from building muscle mass to losing weight.
Whey protein is the most common type of protein powder. It is easily digestible and provides an energy boost.
Soy protein powder will help to build bone mass and is particularly helpful in older adults.
Follow these tips for choosing a protein powder that is right for you:
- Look for an option without added sugar like this one that I love and highly recommend.
- If you are vegetarian or vegan, stay away from whey powder which is a milk product. For vegans I like this Vega Sport Premium Protein.
- Choose an unflavored variety so it is more versatile and can be used in any recipe.
- Some protein powders sneak in more carbs than you want. Pay attention to the label, especially if you are limiting your carbs.
The Best Blender for Smoothie:
For sure to make a delicious smoothie you need a good blender that can crush ice into a drinkable slush and cut through frozen fruits, nut and seeds well. One of my favorite ones is the NutriBullet, just because it allows you to blend in the cup you’ll be drinking from. It’s so practical and makes clean up a breeze. Every smoothie I’ve made using it has turned out amazing!
Another one that I love is my Vitamix and it’s the the one item in my kitchen that gets used EVERY single day. It’s one of my favourite tools in the kitchen. I make smoothies, my low-carb blueberry muffins, my mashed cauliflower and lots of soups with it. It’s also make sauces, spreads and digs. I love it so much and really recommend it.
More Smoothies to Try:
Pomegranate Green Smoothie
- 2 cups spinach - fresh
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 avocado - peeled
- 1 scoop protein powder
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds*
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and puree for about 30 seconds.
- Taste to adjust flavour and serve immediately.
- Keep this smoothie in the fridge for up a day.
- If you don't have spinach, you can use kale, arugula or collard instead.
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