Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

I have a delicious vegan blueberry pomegranate smoothie recipe for you today. It’s totally dairy-free and made from real pomegranate seeds.

For recipe tips, benefits, and more, please scroll past the recipe to learn more!

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Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Indulge in the vibrant fusion of blueberries and pomegranate with this refreshing smoothie. A delightful burst of flavors in every sip. Try it now!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana slices
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)

Instructions

  1. Prepare and measure the ingredients as instructed.
  2. Add the pomegranate seeds and almond milk to your blender first.
  3. Blend for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the listed ingredients.
  4. Blend for another 2-3 minutes, until you reach thick and smooth consistency without any visible bits.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Best consumed straight away.

  • Author: Ella Waterworth
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 260
  • Sugar: 26g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Fiber: 9.5g
  • Protein: 4g

How Does This Berry Pomegranate Smoothie Taste?

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie served in a tall thin glassed cup

Since I avoid fruit juices, the smoothie contains pomegranate seeds. You are probably wondering how I used whole pomegranate seeds in a smoothie.

And most importantly, how does the smoothie taste, is it chunky? Can you taste the pomegranate seeds?

I incorporated the pomegranate in my smoothie by blending it first with my smoothie base (the almond milk). Then, I added the other ingredients which resulted in a silky smooth smoothie.

The smoothie offers a harmonious blend of sweet and tart notes, with a refreshing undertone.

The combination of frozen fruits creates a naturally sweet and satisfying taste.

The overall texture is creamy, thanks to the almond milk, which imparts a mild nuttiness. The flavors meld together really well, providing a well-balanced and enjoyable sip. It’s a refreshing and lightly sweetened drink.

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie Benefits

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

The benefits of this pomegranate smoothie are many. Since I used real pomegranate seeds, rather than use pomegranate juice, the benefits of the smoothie are elevated even more.

Some of the main benefits of this drink include:

  • Rich in Antioxidants: Pomegranate seeds and blueberries are high in antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.
  • Nutrient-Dense: The smoothie contains a variety of fruits, providing essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, and iron.
  • Dietary Fiber: The combination of fruits and chia seeds contributes to a good amount of dietary fiber, supporting digestive health and promoting a feeling of fullness.
  • Healthy Fats: Chia seeds and almond milk are sources of healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial for heart health.
  • Natural Energy Source: The blend of fruits and chia seeds provides natural sugars and complex carbohydrates, offering a quick and sustained energy boost.
  • Hydration: Almond milk contributes to the liquid content, aiding in hydration, and the fruits also provide additional water content.
  • May Aid Weight Loss: The fiber content and nutrient density of the smoothie can contribute to satiety, potentially supporting weight loss as part of a balanced diet.
  • Convenient and Tasty: Smoothies are a convenient and delicious way to consume a variety of nutrients in one go, making it an easy and enjoyable option for a quick and nutritious meal or snack.

These are some of the main benefits, but there are so many others as well!

Recipe Variations

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

Whenever I develop any smoothie, I always make 4-5 different versions, testing different ingredients.

Below, I have left some possible variations of this smoothie that you can make: 

  • Swap the blueberries for other berries. I have tested raspberries and blackberries, and both worked fine.
  • Add a scoop of protein powder for more protein. The smoothie doesn’t have much protein in it, so consider adding a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
  • Swap the chia seeds for oats or flaxseeds.
  • In cases where you have pomegranate juice rather than fresh pomegranate, use the juice instead of the almond milk as the base for the smoothie.
  • Don’t like bananas? Swap them for mango or pineapple instead! The quantity is the same – 1 cup.

Popular Questions And Their Answers From The Smoothie Community

When I published this blueberry pomegranate smoothie on my Pinterest account, I got some lovely feedback.

However, I got some questions which I thought would be useful for me to add here, as I think they might help future readers.

Some of the most popular questions included:

Can I Use Fresh Fruit Instead Of Frozen To Make This Berry And Pomegranate Smoothie?

Yes, fresh fruit can most certainly be used in the recipe instead of frozen. However, this means that the smoothie won't come out as thick and refreshing.

is The Smoothie Good For Weight Loss?

Each serving only contains 290 calories, which is considered low, especially if you are using it as a meal replacement. So the answer is yes, the smoothie can be effective for weight loss.

When Is The Best Time To Drink This Smoothie?

There is no specific time that is better to drink the smoothie. I personally like to drink it in the morning. If I am trying to lose weight, I will drink it as my breakfast. If I am not trying to lose weight, I typically drink it alongside a light breakfast.

Ella Waterworth
Ella Waterworth

Founder & Recipe Developer at Smoothies N Cookies

Ella Waterworth is the founder of Smoothies N Cookies and she is a professional smoothie recipe creator. She gained extensive knowledge of creating smoothies by working for Smoothie King for several years.

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