Pomegranates are now in season, and adding this fruit to your green smoothies can provide your body with a whole host of nutritional benefits! When used in green smoothies, pomegranates provide the smoothie with a rich flavor and an additional dose disease fighting, antioxidants. Pomegranates are an excellent source of Vitamin C, B5, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants.
When making green smoothies with pomegranates, it is generally recommended for you to use the juices of the pomegranate in place of water in the smoothie. Furthermore, much of the nutritional value of pomegranates is found in the seeds, so it is recommended for you to use as much of the whole fruit as possible in your smoothie. Pomegranate juice stain, so you must be careful when making your smoothie!
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 Fuji apple, cored
- 1/2 carrot
- 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
- Add ice to chill if desired
Each of these ingredients should be added to your blender one at a time and blended together on high until thoroughly mixed.