With bright, tropical flavors and cool mint, this pomegranate breakfast smoothie is a perfect, healthy start to your day!
Note: I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Happy Monday! After the last few weeks of crazy winter weather across the US, I think we are all craving a relaxing tropical vacation. While, I can’t give you all plane tickets, I do have a tropical-flavored smoothie that’s bursting with flavor and nutrients.
Thanks to pineapple, banana, and pomegranate juice, this smoothie is packed full of antioxidants, potassium, vitamin c, and B vitamins. And to keep you full, I threw in some plain Greek yogurt for lean protein and healthy fat (if using whole milk or 2% yogurt). Finally, for a refreshing and relaxing touch, this smoothie is finished off with chopped mint. As you’ll notice in the pictures, I like to save time (and money) by freezing chopped herbs in ice cube trays. All you have to do is put 1 tablespoon of chopped herbs (in this case, mint) in each cube and pour 1 tablespoon of liquid on top. For savory herbs like basil and oregano, I usually use olive oil as my liquid, but for mint I prefer to just use water.
For those of you not familiar with POM Wonderful, their 100% pomegranate juice is made by whole-pressing pomegranates. This means that the whole pomegranate – fruit, pith, and rind – is in each bottle, resulting in a unique blend of polyphenol antioxidants for a serious health punch! POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is also a great way to get more potassium in, as an 8-oz serving of pomegranate juice has as much potassium as a medium banana. In fact, this simple smoothie has 20% of your daily need of potassium thanks to POM wonderful and the frozen banana!
For any of you on the East coast, I hope this smoothie helps transport your taste buds to warmer weather despite all the ice outside. We’ve been pretty lucky here in Colorado, with mild, sunny days. However, I am going skiing this weekend, so if anyone wants to send me some of your snow from back East, I’d be more than happy to take it 😉
So here’s a toast to simple, #crazyhealthy recipes!
Tropical Pomegranate Breakfast SmoothiePrint Recipe
- 8-oz POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 Tbsp chopped mint (fresh or frozen)
- Optional: pomegranate seeds to garnish
Place ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into two glasses and enjoy! Optional: top with pomegranate seeds.
Nutrition for ½ recipe: 202 calories, 0 g saturated fat, 688 mg potassium, 43 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g sugar (all naturally occurring), 10 g protein