My husband and I start most mornings with a smoothie and our favorite base are strawberry smoothies. He requests a plain strawberry smoothie most mornings but I like to kick it up just a notch. This easy to make Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie is just the thing. By using pomegranate juice I don’t have to spend forever trying to dig out the little pomegranate arils (often referred to as seeds).
Not only does the pomegranate juice add a punch of flavor that I love but it’s a great way to start the morning. Pomegranates have a variety of healthy benefits that make it worthy to add to more than just strawberry smoothies and according to the Huffington Post below are a few key ones we should all keep in mind!
Reduce dangerous LDL-cholesterol in blood
Improve blood flow to the heart in patients with coronary artery disease
Reduce thickening of the arteries that supply blood to the brain
Lower the level of systolic blood pressure
Pomegranate Strawberry Smoothie
- 1/2 cup Pomegranate Juice
- 2 tsp Honey
- 3/4 cup frozen unsweetened Strawberries
- 1/3 cup Yogurt
- 4 Ice Cubes
Whisk honey into pomegranate juice until completely dissolved.
Add pomegranate mixture and remaining ingredients to blender.
Run for 2 minutes or until smooth.
Pour into a glass and garnish with pomegranate arils if desired.
My husband prefers his smoothies as straight strawberry but I like to add in a variety of other fruits.