Health + Wellness

Pomegranate Super Food Green Smoothie Recipe

December 15, 2014
superfood green smoothie

Did you know one pomegranate contains nearly 20% of your daily dose of vitamin C?

Other reasons pomegranates are a powerhouse fruit:

  • Rich in three different antioxidants
  • Seeds are a great source of fiber, up to 25% in one pomegranate
  • Nutrient dense: high in vitamin K, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron
  • Low in fat + no cholesterol

Even more powerful when combined with lemon + apple.

AND it’s perfect for the holidays aka cold season.

smoothie_ingredients

The only thing not pictured is the lemonade coconut water. I only used a little of it to add some flavor because it has sugar. I like to stick to plain filtered water as a base to avoid the extra sugar and calories. The lemon flavor was totally worth it, though. You could sub fresh or bottled lemon juice instead.

spilled smoothie

I basically can’t do anything without having some kind of incident. Thankfully I had extra smoothie, and this was much better than, say, dropping my camera or breaking the mason jar. (I have battle wounds from kitchen misadventures).

cold crusher smoothie

Pomegranate Super Food Green Smoothie Recipe

Handful of spinach leaves
Scoop of Green SuperFood powder
Lemonade coconut water (or fresh lemon/bottled lemon juice)
Filtered water
Tbsp flax seed
1 apple (I used a honeycrisp)
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Directions:
Put handful of spinach leaves in blender and fill with about 1-2 inches of lemonade coconut water (enough to blend the leaves into liquid).
Add flax seed and green powder at this stage.
Blend until all is liquid.
Add apple pieces + pomegranate seeds.
Add enough filtered water to blend the rest into smoothie consistency.

If you have a nice blender like a Vitamix, I imagine you can just shove everything in and blend away.

 

What’s your go-to cold fighting or prevention method?

 

Sources: Mercola, Med-Health, Southern Living

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