Tropical Pomegranate Smoothie

Fruity pomegranate smoothie made with simple fresh ingredients for a delicious and refreshing blend.

The smoothie uses real pomegranate, making this drink a true pomegranate-tasting smoothie!

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Pomegranate Smoothie

Tropical Pomegranate Smoothie (No Banana)

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Enjoy this antioxidant-rich pomegranate smoothie! A delightful mix of pomegranate seeds, berries, and pineapple for a sweet, nourishing, and energizing drink.

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

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk (ideally from a carton)

Instructions

  1. If using a whole pomegranate, slice it in half, and take the seeds out. Measure 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate the rest.
  2. Measure the rest of the ingredients and set aside.
  3. Grab a Nutribullet or a high-speed blender, and add the pomegranate seeds first with the coconut milk. Blend for 2 minutes to break the seeds down.
  4. Add the frozen fruit, and finally the rest of the prepared ingredients to the blended pomegranate seeds.
  5. Blend for an extra 2-3  minutes.

Notes

*For smoothie variations, benefits, recipe notes, and more, scroll past the recipe!

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

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 smoothie
  • Calories: 265
  • Sugar: 32.4g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.5g
  • Fiber: 12.4g
  • Protein: 7.7g

Benefits Of Pomegranate Smoothie

a side shot of a Pomegranate Smoothie with strawberries

This tropical berry pomegranate smoothie is not just delicious and visually appealing, it also contains many benefits.

From boosting your energy, to aiding digestion thanks to the fiber, this pomegranate smoothie will become a stable in your diet!

Here’s an overview of the main benefits of this smoothie:

  1. Antioxidant Powerhouse: Loaded with antioxidants from pomegranate, pineapple, and strawberries, this smoothie can help combat oxidative stress and support overall health.
  2. Hydration and Refreshment: The water content in the fruits and coconut milk provides hydration, making it a refreshing choice, especially on hot days or after workouts.
  3. Digestive Health Support: High in dietary fiber, especially from chia seeds and fruits, this smoothie aids in digestion and promotes regular bowel movements.
  4. Heart Health: The omega-3 fatty acids in chia seeds, along with the potassium found in the fruits, contribute to cardiovascular health by supporting healthy blood pressure levels.
  5. Immune Boosting: Rich in Vitamin C from pineapple and strawberries, this smoothie can help strengthen the immune system.
  6. Energy Boosting: The natural sugars in fruits provide a quick energy boost, while the fiber and healthy fats help maintain stable energy levels.

If you try this smoothie and like it, you should also try my mango and pomegranate smoothie, as well as my copycat tropical smoothie pomegranate plunge smoothie!

Smoothie Variations & Recipe Notes

Pomegranate Smoothie being poured into a glass cup

When I experimented with different flavors and variations of this smoothie, I found it difficult.

Pomegranate has a very subtle flavor, and can easily be overpowered. 

There are a few variations that you could try, that won’t impact the gentle pomegranate flavor.

Here they are:

  1. Incorporate Greens: Adding a handful of spinach won’t impact the flavor at all, but it adds lots of extra nutrients.
  2. Swap The Base: You can swap the thick coconut milk for a more gentle version, which is coconut water. If you don’t like coconut, use unsweetened almond milk.
  3. Swap The Seeds: If you don’t have chia seeds, you can use oats instead. I do not recommend that you use nut butter, because it overpowers the pomegranate taste.
  4. Mango Variation: If you don’t like pineapple or don’t have it, you can use mango instead.

Pomegranate Smoothie

Suitable Blenders

Blender Type Suitability
Nutribullet 600
Vitamix Blender Propel 510
BlendJet 4000mAh x
Ninja Blender BL610
Oster 6640 Blender x
Hamilton Beach 58148A Blender x
AMZChef Blender 1800 W
Wamife Blender

The 3 blenders marked as not compatible, are because they struggled to blend the pomegranate seeds.

You need a high-speed blender to crush the seeds.

You can, however, make this smoothie with these blenders, but you will need to use pomegranate juice instead of seeds.

Dietary:

Type Of Diet Suitable
Vegan-Friendly
Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Diabetic-Friendly
Paleo-Friendly
Keto-Friendly
Raw Food-Friendly

Recipe FAQs:

How Do I Make This Smoothie With Pomegranate Juice Instead Of Seeds?

Use 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup of coconut milk, and use 1/4 cup of pomegranate juice instead of 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds. You won't need to blend the coconut milk and pomegranate first, because you won't need to break down any seeds.

How To Store This Pomegranate Smoothie Once Blended?

Once the smoothie is blended, transfer it into an air-tight container, or into a portable water or smoothie bottle. Place in the refrigerator and consume within 24 hours.

How Do I Add Protein To The Smoothie?

If you are not vegan or dairy-free, add 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt. For a vegan option, add 1/2 cup of strained silken tofu.

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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