Pomegranate Smoothie

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pomegranate Smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
With a complex, mind-blowing flavor that explodes like a firecracker (don’t omit the cayenne), this is a heart-healthy delight. Pomegranate lowers blood pressure, keeps arteries supple, decreases inflammation in blood vessels, and helps manage cholesterol. Its phenolic antioxidants (also in strawberries) combat oxidative stress, making this an anti-aging tonic.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1 ⁄2 cups (360ml) unsweetened pomegranate juice
  • 1 orange , peeled, seeded, and quartered
  • 1 ⁄4 cup (35g) chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 ⁄8 cup (3g) loosely packed arugula
  • 1 ⁄2 small avocado , pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup (160g) frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup (125g) ice cubes

optional boosters

  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate powder
  • 1 ⁄2 cup (15g) loosely packed chard leaves
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy.