This particular green smoothie, in my opinion, is quite tasty and creamy. I think the flavors of the pomegranate and the pluot blend well together, and it will be a treat for your taste buds! Additionally, pomegranates are an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B5. Recent medical studies have suggested that regularly consuming pomegranates can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and viral infections.
If you aren’t familiar with the pluot, it is a crossbreed between the plum and the apricot. Don’t worry. It’s not genetically modified. Instead, the pluot is the result of traditional farming crossbreeding techniques. If you can’t find pluots at your local health food store, you can substitute regular plums.
For this particular green smoothie, I would recommend that you avoid using kale or dandelion leaves for your leafy green vegetables. These greens are somewhat bitter, and you wouldn’t want their taste to overwhelm your green smoothie. Instead, you will want to opt for a green that is mild in taste, which is why I opted for romaine lettuce.
To make this green smoothie, you will need to have the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
- 1 medium banana, peeled
- 1 large pluot, pitted
- 1/4 cucumber, cut into pieces
- 1 small head romaine lettuce
- 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water
Start preparing this green smoothie by adding the water and the fruits to your blender. Blend them together on the highest speed setting for about 30 seconds. Next, add the leafy greens, and blend all the ingredients together for another minute. Pour it into a glass and enjoy! If you are curious, here are some nutritional facts about this green smoothie that you might want to consider:
- Calories: 321
- Fat: 2g
- Protein: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 75g
- Fiber: 16.5g
- Calcium: 13% RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance)
- Iron: 3.8mg
- Vitamin A: 1175% RDA
- Vitamin C: 136% RDA
This green smoothie is an excellent source of folate, vitamins B1 – B6, vitamin K, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and potassium. This recipe will make a single serving of green smoothie, but you can easily double the ingredients if you need to make more. You can also choose to make two servings and package the leftovers for later.