Superfruit Pomegranate Smoothie

Superfruit pomegranate smoothie has some essential ingredients that not only gets thumbs up in the taste department but provides added nutrients that your body craves. Let’s get whirling my friend!

We would be lost without our Vitamix blender, and it’s a smoothie maker of choice.  Instead of pressing the button on our coffee maker, my morning routine is loading up the blender with all the ingredients needed to start the day off right. If you’re like me, 5 minutes is all you’ve got before rushing out the door.

KEY INGREDIENTS FOR A HEALTHY SUPERFRUIT SMOOTHIE

• Pomegranate: One of the most recognizable superfruits available, the sweet and tangy fruit packs a  punch. The pomegranate juice, fruit, and skin is a source of antioxidants like  polyphenolic flavonoids and anthocyanidins that help to scavenge free radicals. The juice also provides Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, potassium, and fiber when consuming the arils. This smoothie recipe adds juice and arils, so you get benefits from both. Pomegranates are in season from September to February, so eat them now while they are at its peak!

• Pears: Each tasty crisp bite provides high amounts of fiber. In a 100 calorie serving, pears contain almost 6 grams of fiber. Asian pears have the most amount of fiber per fruit, however, are available only during the cooler weather seasons.

• Banana: Not only does it add a naturally sweet and creamy texture, but bananas are also a superfruit loaded with potassium and resistant starch carbohydrates to help with a feeling of fullness.

• Strawberries: These ruby red berries are loaded with Vitamin C, fiber and an excellent source of folic acid. I used frozen strawberries, so you don’t have to worry about the seasonality, and it adds a cold, luscious texture to the smoothie.

• Ginger: Astringent and unforgettable spice, this unique root is a super food. It’s been used historically to aid in nausea, digestive issues, and pain from inflammation. It adds a warming sensation and slightly sour note to the smoothie and boosts the flavor or each sip.

Now that you know why you’re adding in these incredible ingredients it’s now time to give them all a quick whirl! A quick pour and spin, and you’ve got a superfood pomegranate smoothie ready in 5 minutes or less!

Who’s ready for a refreshing glass of pomegranate smoothie?

love, k 🙂

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Super-Simple, Kid-Friendly Smoothies

Smoothies are popular in our house, even with kids who claim to not like many fruits, or yogurt. 

When you are introducing your kids to smoothies, make sure the ingredients are to their liking. If they love chocolate, make a chocolate flavored smoothie with a dash of fruit. Make the idea of smoothies exciting, children love to be involved in the process. Let them make smoothies with fruits of their choice, on the condition that they will drink it. Guide them to make sure that the smoothie they make is edible. Lol. 

You are lucky if your child likes eating vegetables. Otherwise, you can disguise the tastes of vegetables with fruits or yogurt. For example, if you want to add broccoli or spinach to the smoothie, you can add a strawberry, banana, or grapefruit to give it a sweet and tangy flavor. To make smoothies fun during summer, you can make Popsicles and add them into the smoothie.  

The good news is that smoothies are extremely flexible. If your house doesn’t drink cow’s milk, you can always substitute with almond, coconut, rice or soy milk. You can use the yogurt of your choice and honey or agave are both great natural sweeteners. 

The kids can choose the flavor of the juice – orange, apple, cranberry or even coconut water. 

Here are a couple of our favorite super simple kid-friendly smoothies 
Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Makes one serving

Ingredients:

1/2 banana

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 cup frozen strawberries

1/4 cup orange juice

Drizzle of honey or agave 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined and serve.

Mango Orange Smoothie

Makes one serving

Ingredients:

1 mango, cubed (or one cup frozen mango)

1/4 cup orange juice

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 tablespoon honey or agave 

Combine together and serve! 

Last but not least is favorite 

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Makes one serving

Ingredients:

1/2 cup vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup coconut milk

1 cup frozen blueberries

2 teaspoons honey

Combine and serve! 

Smoothies for kids are healthy and easy to make and can be had any time of the day. You can serve them during breakfast or as evening snacks. The popularity of smoothies has encouraged businesses to come up with ready-to-go smoothies in different flavors. Dr. Smoothie, Suja, Happy Planet, Happy Monkey, and Innocent Smoothie For Kids are among the most popular smoothie brands in the market today. While it is fine to pick one of these packs, homemade smoothies from fresh fruits and vegetables turn out to be the best in the long run. 

Fruity smoothies are a fun and healthy way to start your child’s day! It’s a power breakfast. The best part? They’re super-easy to create. 

love, #krishna 

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