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The Best Pomegranate Smoothie | Kara Lydon

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Ready in just five minutes and loaded with nutrition, this pomegranate smoothie is sweet and creamy thanks to the coconut milk and has a hint of spice from the fresh ginger. Pink smoothie in a glass with pomegranate seeds on top and a grey and white straw.

Why You Need this Recipe In Your Life:

Easy to make in under 5 minutes.
Tastes sweet, spicy, tropical and decadent.
Antioxidant-packed
Seasonal ingredients
Vegan-friendly and gluten-free!
Super creamy thanks to the full fat coconut milk
Easy to make substitutions based on your preferences and what you have on hand
Nourishing as snack or as part of a breakfast!

Ingredients You’ll Need

Notes on Ingredients:

ginger: I prefer to use fresh grated ginger but you can also use frozen or dried

pomegranate arils: Store-bought arils will save you time but are more expensive. Buying the whole pomegranate is more cost-efficient and you get more seeds! 

frozen banana: If you don’t have a frozen banana, add half a regular banana and a few ice cubes!

pomegranate juice: If you can’t find pom juice, you can use more coconut milk instead (or add orange juice!)

coconut milk: I like to use canned! If you don’t have full fat coconut milk, try using any milk or non-dairy milk alternative and adding Greek yogurt for creaminess!

Equipment You’ll Need (affiliate links – if you make a purchase I receive a small commission)

How to Make a Pomegranate Smoothie

Gather your ingredients.
Add pomegranate seeds, banana, and ginger to the blender.
Add coconut milk and pomegranate juice to the blender.
Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy, about 60 seconds.
Optional: top with extra pomegranate seeds as a garnish.

Expert Tips

Use a frozen banana to make it extra creamy (and cold!). If you don’t have a frozen banana, use a room temp one but add a few ice cubes too.
If you have time, freeze the pomegranate seeds ahead of time so that the smoothie is extra cold and frosty!
Grate fresh ginger for a stronger spicy kick! If you don’t have fresh on hand, use 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger as a substitute.
You can make this into a smoothie bowl if you use half the liquid (adding a little more at a time as needed).

Recipe FAQs

How do I know when a pomegranate is ready?

Look for flattened, angular sides instead of perfectly rounded spheres. Pomegranates vary in color from light to dark red. No matter what the color, the real clues to ripeness are the smoothness and firmness of its tough skin.

When are pomegranates in season?

Pomegranates are best in-season from October through February! 

What can I use in place of the pomegranate?

For those who can’t find pomegranates or don’t have access to them, you can try cranberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or red currants! 

What are the health benefits of a pomegranate?

Pomegranates are an excellent source of fiber, Vitamins C and K, and are a good source of potassium, folate, and copper. Pomegranates are also loaded with antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory properties, reduce oxidative stress, and are correlated with reducing risk of chronic disease.

Pink smoothie in a glass with pomegranate seeds and a straw. A whole pomegranate and bowl of seeds in the background.

Recipes That Pair Well

For a well balanced breakfast, try these:

Mango Overnight Oats

Air Fryer Eggs

Veggie Egg Bites

For more smoothie inspiration, check out my other recipes below!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Smoothie

Wild Blueberry Turmeric Zinc Smoothie

Roasted Apricot Almond Smoothie

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Description

Ready in just five minutes and loaded with nutrition, this pomegranate smoothie is sweet and creamy thanks to the coconut milk and has a hint of spice from the fresh ginger.

1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
1/2 frozen banana
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (canned)
1/4 cup pomegranate juice

In a high-speed blender, add pomegranate seeds, frozen banana, grated ginger, coconut milk and pomegranate juice.
Blend ingredients until smooth and creamy, about 60 seconds.
Optional: garnish with extra pomegranate seeds.

Notes

Use a frozen banana to make it extra creamy (and cold!). If you don’t have a frozen banana, use a room temp one but add a few ice cubes too.
If you have time, freeze the pomegranate seeds ahead of time so that the smoothie is extra cold and frosty!
Grate fresh ginger for a stronger spicy kick! If you don’t have fresh on hand, use 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger as a substitute.

Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 1 minuteCategory: BeveragesMethod: Blender

Keywords: pomegranate smoothie, smoothie with pomegranate

This recipe was retested, reshot and revamped to bring you the most delicious recipe! The original post was published in 2017. 

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