5 Pomegranate Smoothie Recipes That Are Absolutely DELICIOUS - Easy Healthy Smoothie

5 Pomegranate Smoothie Recipes That Are Absolutely DELICIOUS

Using pomegranate in your smoothies adds a tart taste that can work really well with lots of different fruits.

Pomegranate juice and seeds is packed with antioxidants and nutrients, which offers some impressive health benefits, including reducing “bad” LDL cholesterol, and keeping blood pressure in check.

It’s one of the super healthy foods you can add to your smoothies if you’re wanting to improve your heart health in particular.  

The tiny little seeds are highly nutritious so you’ll probably want to use these in your pomegranate smoothies as much as possible.

Not everyone enjoys using them though as they do alter the texture of the smoothie. If you’re not a fan of this, pomegranate still delivers some of the benefits.

In fact, the antioxidants in pomegranate juice are said to be three times stronger than the type you’ll find in red wine and green tea.

Ready to find out some of the best pomegranate smoothie recipes?

Superfood Pomegranate Smoothies

1. Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

The tart taste of the pomegranate is perfectly offset by the sweetness of the banana in this combination.

Using pomegranate seeds does change the texture of the smoothie somewhat.

If you’re not a fan of this, you may prefer to use pomegranate juice instead and add more banana (or another fruit).

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana (peeled and chopped)

  • ¾ cup pomegranate seeds

  • 2.5 ounces Greek yogurt

  • 2.5 to 3 ounces liquid (milk or pomegranate juice)

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the banana.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

2. Pomegranate Green Smoothie

Mean Green Smoothie

Looking for a pomegranate smoothies recipe that is weight loss friendly?

This one fits the bill and comes it at under 170 calories.

It’s also a great source of vitamins A and C and provides an impressive amount of both.

It’s also a surprising source of calcium and iron so it’s a great smoothie choice for giving lots of nutrients without being calorie heavy.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ cup pineapple (cubed)

  • 1 cup spinach

  • ½ cup green grapes

  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice

  • ½ to 1 inch ginger (fresh)

  • Optional - 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Cube the pineapple, if you’re not using frozen chunks. Chop a piece of ginger that is up to an inch

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

3. Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie

For a super refreshing smoothie, look no further than this combination.

It only uses a few ingredients so it’s perfect for an easy and healthy breakfast smoothie.

It’s also full of healthy antioxidants and a good fiber boost. If you’re using frozen strawberries, you don’t need to add the ice. 

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup strawberries (hulled and chopped)

  • 4 ounces pomegranate juice

  • 2.5 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • Optional - 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Hull the strawberries if you’re not using frozen ones and chop them into pieces.

  2. Whisk together the honey and pomegranate juice until the honey has fully dissolved.

  3. Add this mixture to the blender, along with the rest of the ingredients.

  4. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  5. Serve and enjoy!

4. Pomegranate Greek Yogurt Smoothie

hydrating slimming smoothie

Because it uses pomegranate seeds, the texture of this smoothie is likely to be a bit different to what you might be used to.

With the addition of Greek yogurt, it’s also super creamy and helps to keep you full due to the protein content.

You can easily turn this into more of a green smoothie by adding spinach.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ apple (peeled, cored and diced)

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • 4 ounces Greek yogurt

  • Splash of milk (any kind)

  • Optional - 2 to 3 ice cubes

  • Optional - 1 tsp honey or agave syrup to sweeten

Instructions

  1. Peel and core the apple, and dice it.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to the blender and combine until smooth and creamy.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

5. Pomegranate Mango Smoothie

pomegranate mango smoothie

There’s a great sweet and sour combination to the taste of this smoothie thanks to the combination of ingredients.

This makes it really refreshing and the tartness of the pomegranates teams up nicely with the tropical, summery vibe of the mango.

Orange and mango add a vitamin C boost.

Servings: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 medium banana (peeled and chopped)

  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

  • ¾ cup mango (peeled and chopped if not frozen)

  • 4 ounces orange juice

Instructions

  1. Peel and chop the banana. Chop the mango if you’re not using frozen chunks.

  2. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and combine until smooth.

  3. Serve and enjoy!

Pomegranate FAQs

Hopefully these pomegranate smoothie recipes have got you super excited to learn more about the nutrition benefits of this mighty fruit.

Are pomegranate seeds edible?

The seeds are actually the only edible part of a pomegranate and both the skin and flesh are not eaten.

Is pomegranate skin edible?

Pomegranate skin is one of the parts that you shouldn’t look to eat. When you open up a pomegranate, you’ll need to de-seed it and use the edible seeds in your smoothies.

Is pomegranate acidic or alkaline?

Pomegranate has a low pH value, which makes it acidic. It generally has a pH value of less than 3.2. 


This makes it slightly more acidic than blueberries, raspberries, grapefruit and oranges but less acidic than limes and lemon juice.

Is pomegranate high in potassium?

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There is quite a lot of potassium in pomegranate and it’s generally considered to be a high potassium food.

There is around 205 mg of potassium per ½ cup of pomegranate seeds (which is the amount that we’re using in most of the pomegranate smoothie recipes that are using seed and not juice).

This is a high enough amount for the National Kidney Foundation to recommend that anyone with kidney problems should avoid pomegranate. 

For most people, it’s one of the smoothie ingredients that can help you on your way with your daily potassium intake, especially if it is combined with other potassium rich smoothie ingredients such as banana and orange.

Is pomegranate high in fiber?

Adding pomegranate seeds to your smoothies is an easy way to increase your fiber intake.

You’ll get around 3.5g of fiber by adding a ½ cup of pomegranate seeds. 

And as most fruits and vegetables contain fiber, pomegranate smoothies are sure to boost your intake when you take other ingredients into account too.

Some fruits are higher in fiber than others, including blueberries.

You can also add more fiber to pomegranate smoothies by adding seeds.

Which Recipe Did You Enjoy Most?

As you can see, there are lots of ways to enjoy pomegranates in your smoothies, whether you choose to use the seeds or the juice.

The fiber content makes it a great choice for including in breakfast smoothies but with the powerful antioxidants they contain, pomegranate smoothies are a super healthy snack any time of the day. 

I’d love to know which recipe you’ll be making first.

Let me know in the comments and ask away if you have any questions that haven’t been addressed in the rest of the piece. 

As always, feel free to share this piece with your family and friends so they can get some inspiration for creating delicious, super healthy pomegranate smoothies too.

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