Smoothie

Tropical Pomegranate Breakfast Smoothie

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 Smoothie

Print Recipe
Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Place ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Pour into two glasses and enjoy! Optional: top with pomegranate seeds.

Notes

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

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Deanna Segrave-Daly
    January 8, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I need to get out of my same old breakfast rut and this smoothie looks like the way to do it!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      January 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      I agree with you Deanna – I’ve been eating the same jar of oats almost every morning. Definitely time for a switch up!

  • Reply
    Deborah Brooks
    January 8, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    That does look very tropical and refreshing!

    • Reply
      The Healthy Toast
      January 8, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Deborah!

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