These Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothies are a healthy and delicious smoothie recipe that is good for you.
This post is sponsored by the ADADC. All content and opinions are my own.
I love pomegranates. I love the tart-sweet taste and the way those little seeds just burst with fruity flavor when you eat them. The only problem with pomegranates, is that you can only find fresh ones for a limited time – usually from September to February in the northeast.
If you’re not familiar with the fruit, you don’t eat the flesh. When you cut into the pomegranate, it is filled with hundreds of dark red seeds. That’s where all of the nutrients are packed.
This recipe combines sweet-tart pomegranates with juicy blueberries and wholesome Greek yogurt into a delicious smoothie. Smoothies are the perfect easy breakfast or healthy snack to get me through the holiday season.
During the holiday season, there is so much decadence. Between the cookies and egg nog and other over-the-top treats, it’s easy to lose control this time of the year.
I like having some easy recipes on hand that can help me balance all of the indulgences. This Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie recipe gets its sweetness from the fruit and a touch of agave nectar.
Dairy is such an important part of a healthy diet. This smoothie is packed with protein from Greek Yogurt. I love using Greek Yogurt in smoothies. It gives the smoothie a richness and thickness that fills you up.
Did you know that milk is the number one nutritious product requested by food bank clients, but it is rarely donated? Nutritionists recommend 3 servings of milk a day, which is about a gallon each week, but 46 million Americans served by Feeding America only get on average 1 gallon of milk all year. Of the pounds of food available in food banks, only 5.3 percent is dairy, and 95 percent of food banks say they don’t receive enough milk to meet their clients’ needs.
Without milk, families miss out on high-quality protein and other essential nutrients that ensure kids grow up healthy. This holiday season, deliver the gift of nutrient-rich milk to those who need it in your communities through a donation to the Great American Milk Drive at MilkLife.com/give.
I’ve partnered with the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (ADADC) to support the Great American Milk Drive. This initiative delivers thousands of gallons of milk to families who would otherwise go without through their #GiveAGallon Milk Challenge.
The ADADC has launched the #GiveAGallon Challenge to raise awareness about hunger and the basic need for milk for underprivileged families. Every time a photo is posted on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook of a person, group or pet wearing a white mustache with the hashtag #GiveAGallon and “Text “MILK” to 80077” from Dec. 14, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016, ADADC will donate $1 to Feeding America’s Great American Milk Drive, until $25,000 is donated.
If you want to see how many gallons have been donated to food banks in your state, and/or make donations directly, check out www.MilkLife.com/give. Also, join in on the twitter party fun this Thursday, Dec. 17th, $1 for each guest will be donated to the Great American Milk Drive.
Join me, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council (@AmerDairyAssoc) and eight other food bloggers to celebrate the holiday while also providing milk to those in-need at our #GiveAGallon Twitter party on Thurs., Dec. 17 from 9-10 p.m. EST! We’ll be chatting about holiday recipes, cooking tips and ways we give back. For each guest who attends and uses the #GiveAGallon hashtag, $1 will be donated to The Great American Milk Drive to help give a gallon to those in-need.
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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
- 2 ice cubes
- tablespoon OPTIONAL: 1 ground flax seed
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.