I have always been a big fan of POM Wonderful and their delicious pomegranate juice. I recently tried the POM Mango flavor and was hooked! I especially love to use this juice as the base for my morning smoothies. Here is the recipe for the POM Mango Peach Smoothie, pictured below:
- 1 C POM Wonderful Mango juice
- 1 peach, cut into pieces
- 1 plum, cut into pieces
- 1 handful of blueberries
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
It is a delicious smoothie loaded with nutrients that help promote optimal health. I recommend that you give this flavor of POM Wonderful a try and check out their new flavors including POM Coconut and POM Hula (with pineapple). You will love it!
Sesame seeds in a smoothie? Yes please! Did you know that sesame seeds are a good source of iron, vitamin B1, digestive-health-supporting dietary fiber, and sleep-promoting tryptophan? They are also rich in lignin phytonutrients, sesamin and sesamolin, which have been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The bananas in this smoothie provide a good dose of potassium and fiber while the apple juice adds some powerful antioxidants to the mix. Give this smoothie a try today!
Sesame and Apple Juice Banana Smoothie
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds (toasted lightly…if you like sesame seeds, I suggest toasting a big batch and storing them for later use)
- 2 bananas, cut into chunks
- 1/2 C fresh pineapple chunks
- 1 1/2 C organic apple juice
- 1 1/4 C almond or coconut milk
Add all ingredients to your blender and mix until smooth. Pour into a large glass. Serve and enjoy!
Got a sore throat? Feeling a bit under the weather? Try out this delicious and nutritious smoothie! It is full of immune-boosting vitamin E and manganese. It’s also a good source of vitamin A, B6, C, and zinc. Honey has antimicrobial properties which is why it is the perfect food for soothing a sore throat. It can also kill certain bacteria that may be causing the infection. The almonds and flax seed oil give this smoothie a nice boost of “good fats” to help your heart, skin, hair, and brain stay healthy. The banana us a good source of potassium and dietary fiber. Give this smoothie a try today!
Throat-Soothing Honey Banana Smoothie with Honey
- 1 C almond milk (or rice milk)
- 1 C raw almonds, not skinned
- 1/3 C honey
- 1 Tbsp flax oil
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 banana
Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Serve in a tall glass. Enjoy!
I have been hearing from a lot of people that there is a cold/flu “bug” going around right now. This means we need to keep our immune system strong by including nutrient-dense foods in our diet. I love this smoothie because it is a great way to get a big dose of vitamins, especially vitamin C. It addition to vitamin C, it’s loaded with beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium, iron, potassium, and biotin. The flesh of a pineapple has been shown to aid in digestion and help reduce the risk of blood clots. Strawberries contain a concentrated source of nutrients that make them a good for promoting good heart health. Try this smoothie out today!
Vitamin C Pineapple Berry Booster
- 1/2 pineapple
- 1 handful cranberries
- 1 C organic strawberries
- 1 C pineapple juice
- 1 C plain yogurt
Ever since the weather started to get nicer, I have been in a tropical foods mood! That’s why I love this smoothie and I know you will to. It’s loaded with nutrients to help boost our immunity in addition to giving us a nice lift of energy. The banana in this recipe is a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber. The kiwifruit is also a great source of vitamin C and digestive-friendly fiber. I like to add a bit of flaxseed oil to the smoothie for some added essential fatty acids. Give this smoothie a try today!
Tropical Coconut Orange Kiwi Smoothie
- 1 banana, peeled
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 kiwifruit, peeled
- 1 C coconut milk
- 1 Tbsp flaxseed oil
Add all ingredients to your blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy!
Are you a fan of fresh strawberries? Looking for a creative new smoothie to try out in the morning? This smoothie is a unique blend of different fruits that are loaded with nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium, calcium, and biotin. Strawberries contain a concentrated source of nutrients that make them a good for promoting good heart health. Grapefruit is full of fiber, which helps promote a healthy digestive system. This is a rejuvenating smoothie that your whole family will enjoy!
- 2 handfuls of organic strawberries
- 1 pink grapefruit
- 2 oranges (peeled)
- 1 C plan kefir or coconut milk