Smoothie of the Month: Pomegranate Power

November 5th, 2014 | Nutrition and Health, Recipe

Earlier this week, we shared the health benefits of pomegranates with you. Didn’t you see this Smoothie of the Month coming? We’re super excited to share this recipe with you – it’s quite a powerhouse!


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The Recipe

  • 1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… you’re choice!)
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup Pom juice
  • 1 cup strawberry Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs flaxseed oil

Combine all ingredients in a blender, until smooth. Top your smoothie with a few pomegranate seeds for garnish.

The Benefits

First thing’s first… more pomegranate benefits! There is certainly no shortage.


  • Manganese helps to form bone structures during the metabolic process.
  • Potassium helps to maintain cellular functions
  • Softens and smoothes skin with the production of elastin and collagen
  • Often found in skin care products due to its molecular structure (able to penetrate deep layers of skin types as a moisturizer)
  • Acts as blood thinner and helps to remove plaque buildup in arteries
  • High iron content can help correct anemia
  • Vitamin C helps to reduce inflammation
  • Little to no fat
  • Does not contain cholesterol
  • Aids in weight loss


  • Powerful antioxidant content (anthocyanins, vitamin C, quercetin)
  • Anthocyanins help to reduce inflammation
  • Anthocyanins and quercetin work together to help prevent memory loss
  • Vitamin C produces healthy collagen (skin and joint benefits)
  • Aids in weight loss (high water content)
  • High in fiber, aiding in weight loss and promoting healthy bowel movement
  • High in folate, known to ward of depression and boost mood

Flaxseed Oil:

  • Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids
  • Helps reduce high cholesterol
  • May help lower risk of heart disease
  • Reduce risk of cancer
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Reduce menopause symptoms
  • Promote healthy hair and nails

Another month, another healthy smoothie. Let us know what you think of this one in the comments below, or simply shoot us a tweet!

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