A New View of Healthy Eating: Pomegranate Smoothie with Just-Made Almond Milk

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By Melanie Albert, Nutrition and food expert, author and speaker. Founder & CEO, Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

Inspired by the pomegranates sitting on my counter, I decided to create a smoothie. I wanted this smoothie to be special, since I’ve loved sweet juicy pomegranates since I was a young kid mindfully picking the seeds out of the fruit like crab meat, with the deep red juice dripping down my arms.

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Intuitively, I created the pomegranate smoothie with home-made almond milk, which is delicious, even by itself. Enjoy the process of creating this thick, creamy sweet smoothie.

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Simple Ingredients
• 1 pomegranate, seeded
• 1 cup coconut water
• ½ cup almonds
• 1 Medjool date
• 1 frozen banana

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Simple Steps to Get the Seeds out of a Pomegranate, without all the Mess!

  • Cut pomegranate in half
  • Place pomegranate in a bowl of water
  • Tear apart the pomegranate. Seeds will float to the bottom of the bowl and the tan membrane will rise to the top
  • Mindfully examine the seeds and take out small piece of membrane

Fresh Home-made Almond Milk

  • Blend coconut water, almonds and date in high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes
  • Enjoy a taste

Simple Steps: My First Ever Pomegranate Smoothie

  • Add banana to the almond milk in the blender and blend for about a minute
  • Enjoy another taste
  • Sprinkle pomegranate seeds into blender and blend for another minute
  • Pour smoothie into glass
  • Top with a few pomegranate seeds and almonds to add a crunch to the smoothie
  • Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

Fun with mise en place: All ingredients set up to prepare the smoothie.

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