A New View of Healthy Eating: Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

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

Pomegranates are in season here in Arizona and I am so happy. I totally remember picking out the pomegranate seeds when I was a kid and absolutely loving them. Fortunately, now I know an easy way to get the seeds out of a pomegranate without making a mess, which you can find in the following Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe.

Last year at this time, I created this very intuitive pomegranate smoothie and have been enjoying it this week as well.  If you’re in Arizona, go to a farmers’ market and buy a few pomegranates and enjoy this  creamy eat with the season smoothie.

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Excerpt from A New View of Healthy Eating:  Pomegranate Smoothie with Homemade Almond Milk (pages 144-145)

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

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

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

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

SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Simple Steps to Get the Seeds Out of a Pomegranate, Without All the Mess!
  • Cut pomegranate in half.
  • Place pomegranate in a bowl of cold water.
  • Tear apart the pomegranate with your hands. 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 any small pieces of membrane.
  1. Fresh Homemade Almond Milk
  • Blend coconut water, almonds, and date in a high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes.
  • Enjoy a taste.
  1. My First-Ever Pomegranate Smoothie
  • Add banana to the almond milk in the blender and blend for about a minute.
  • Enjoy another taste.
  • Sprinkle in pomegranate seeds and blend for another minute.
  • Pour smoothie into a glass.
  • Top with a few pomegranate seeds and almonds to add crunch to the smoothie.
  • Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

“I previously thought nut milk was hard to make. Once learning how quick and easy it is to make nut milk, especially for my morning smoothies, I no longer buy store-bought milk. Since I’m such an advocate for eating and drinking real whole foods, this fits perfectly with my philosophy.”

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