Cranberry Pomegranate Smoothie - power smoothie that's packed with antioxidants! Use the seasonal fruits and whip up this tasty sipper!
You guys, I am so excited to share this smoothie with you today!
Few reasons: it's super healthy, it has my favorite fruits of this season and it's absolutely delicious! I've been drinking this smoothie every other day for the past two weeks and I love it!
Pomegranates just showed up in my local market and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to grab a few. I had this smoothie idea in my head for a while now and was waiting for both pomegranates and cranberries to show up in stores.
I absolutely adore pomegranate! Do you know how to select the right one? Weigh it! Yes, grab two pomegranates and choose the one that's heavier. Compare to few more from the lot and choose the ones that are the heaviest. They will have the most juice in them! Cool, huh? 🙂 The color of the skin won't tell you much but the weight will. Just a tip!
Look at this beauty!
It was so much fun to photograph this fruit. It's gorgeous and so unique! The vibrant color is quite mesmerizing, wouldn't you say?
I chose the two super foods for this smoothie. Pomegranate and cranberries - what a power combo! They are both packed with antioxidants, which we all know are super important! Cranberries have tons of Vitamin C and fiber. The pomegranate has even more Vitamin C! This combo is great to boost your immune system, especially now, when the flu season is upon us. The pomegranate arils are sweet and cranberries are tart and together they make one tasty smoothie. I added Greek yogurt for protein and a splash of milk to make it easier for all of the ingredients to blend together. There is really nothing else you need in this smoothie. It's perfectly balanced when it comes to flavors.
I used my trusted Blendtec blender to whip up it all up to a smoothie perfection! You can strain it after blending to make it super smooth. The arils will leave tiny bits in the smoothie - just a warning. You could of course use the pomegranate juice, but I wanted to use the fresh fruit.
I used frozen cranberries and they made this smoothie frothier than thawed cranberries would.
This smoothie is kid-approved since all of our kids (3, 5 and 8 years old) absolutely loved it! Yay!
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Connie | URBAN BAKES says
Pomegranates ARE beautiful. And your pictures are amazing too. I would love to have this any day of the week!
Ramona W says
I just had some pomegranate seeds with my lunch... I see this smoothie happening soon!
Emily Bites says
Oh man, I want to dive right into the smoothie in that first photo - gorgeous! I am on a total cranberry kick right now and combining it with pomegranate sounds amazing. Four ingredients and totally healthy? I can't wait to try this!
This looks absolutely beautiful!! I am in love with pomegranates right now, and I think the addition of frozen cranberries would really put this one over the top! YUM!
I LOVE pomegranates and this smoothie sounds like something I'd love! I always wondered how to pick good pomegranates! Thanks for the tip:)
I never knew that tip about pomegranates and their weight! That's super handy to know...anyway, this looks delicious! Pinned!
Renée J. says
Pink is my color! And I can't think of a nicer way to start the day! Pinned and Stumbled!
Love the color. It screams antioxidant and just looks gorgeous!
That's genius! I had no idea how to tell the difference of a ripe and unripe pomegranate! I will definitely be utilizing that tip! And this smoothie looks delectable!
I am so glad it's helpful! Thank you, Liz!
These smoothies are absolutely gorgeous and my whole family would go ga-ga over it.
Kids love this smoothie! Thanks, Meagan!
Anna, this smooth is gorgeous! I love those flavors so perfect for the holidays too!
Pomegranates are just so pretty! What a great way to wake up in the morning!
Thank you, Marye!