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How to Make a Berry, Banana & Pomegranate Smoothie


This fruit-packed smoothie is a little sweet, a little tart and a whole lot of healthy. Frozen fruit and low fat Greek yogurt make it extra thick and creamy — a treat! Make it for breakfast and you’ll feel satisfied until lunchtime.


What You’ll Need to Make This Smoothie




Five simple ingredients are all you’ll need. As you can see, I buy bagged frozen berries. These are a great freezer staple because they keep for months on end, and are cheaper and more convenient than fresh berries. You can’t buy frozen bananas, so it’s a good idea to keep a stash of peeled ripe bananas in the freezer so you can make a smoothie whenever the mood strikes you.


How to Make a Berry, Banana & Pomegranate Smoothie



Simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Depending on the type of blender you have and how powerful it is, you may need to stop and stir every once in a while to help it along.


That’s all there is to it. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen ripe banana, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup frozen berries

  • 1/2 cup low fat plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice, plus more if necessary

  • 4 teaspoons honey


INSTRUCTIONS

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth. Depending on the type of blender you have, you may need to stop and stir occasionally to help it along. If the mixture is too thick, add 2 tablespoons more pomegranate juice and blend again. Pour into glasses and serve cold.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

  • Per serving (2 servings)

  • Calories:210

  • Fat:2g

  • Saturated fat:1g

  • Carbohydrates:48g

  • Sugar:39g

  • Fiber:3g

  • Protein:5g

  • Sodium:50mg

  • Cholesterol:4mg

Nutritional Data Disclaimer Gluten-free adaptable note: To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.


Special thanks to Jennifer Segal, for the recipe and images. You can support Jennifer by purchasing her cookbook, "Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook," featuring over 100 delightful recipes.