Tropical Pomegranate Breakfast 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.

Pouring tropical pomegranate breakfast smoothie into glass

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!

Tropical pomegranate breakfast smoothie

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

Tropical Pomegranate Breakfast Smoothie

With bright, tropical flavors and cool mint, this pomegranate breakfast smoothie is a perfect, healthy start to your day!
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Smoothie, Pomegranate
Servings: 2 smoothies
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Kelli

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

  • 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

  • Deborah Brooks AvatarDeborah Brooks3 years ago

    That does look very tropical and refreshing!

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

      Thanks Deborah!

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly AvatarDeanna Segrave-Daly3 years ago

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

    • The Healthy Toast AvatarThe Healthy Toast3 years ago

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

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