Sep 262013
pomegranate apple smoothie

In this different recipe, pomegranates are paired with Apples in a Pomegranate Apple Smoothie recipe that has a lot of taste and even more nutrition.

Fruit facts: The pomegranate is native to Southwest Asia and particularly to the northern reaches of Pakistan and India. It has been under cultivation for thousands of years and is mentioned in both the Book of Exodus and the Homeric Hymns of Greece, all of which makes it one of the older cultivated crops.

Add yet more valuable nutrition by including a tablespoon of Chia seed. Chia is a natural seed that adds a large measure of nutrition including heart healthy, cholesterol fighting omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Even better, unlike Flax, Chia doesn’t have a noticeable taste of its own so adding it here won’t change the delicious results. You can order Chia directly from Amazon by clicking on the link in the recipe.

In your favorite blender mix:

– 1 cup pomegranate juice
– 1  apple, cored
– 1/2 carrot, sliced
– 2 large handfuls of raw baby spinach
– 1 Tbsp. Chia seed
– Add ice to chill if desired

Blend on high until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Pomegranate Apple Smoothie

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