Smoothie of the Month: Pomegranate and Red Berries

pomegranate smoothie

When making a smoothie, it’s often a good idea to think about the color as well as the nutritional value and flavor of the final drink. Instead of throwing everything into the blender and ending up with an odd-colored smoothie that doesn’t taste much of anything, it’s helpful to stick to a theme. In this case I chose red fruits — pomegranate, strawberries, raspberries and goji berries — for a tasty and pretty result.

These fruits are high on the recommended list of antioxidant-rich foods, especially goji berries and pomegranates. I like knowing that I’m getting a good dose of these super foods early in the day, and a smoothie is a great way to tick them off the list.

The flavor of this berry-packed smoothie is tart yet sweet and not for the faint of heart: Though somewhat mellowed by a couple of dates, frozen banana and almonds, fresh pomegranate juice is sour. To tame its intensity, you might like to add a little raw honey or a splash of almond or soy milk.

Pomegranate and Red Berries Smoothie

Serves 2

This recipe makes two cups — usually a good amount for breakfast. But since its flavor is quite tart, I prefer …read more