Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Pomegranate Smoothie

The past two mornings I've enjoyed this smoothie at the start of my day. I'm not a big breakfast eater, I usually have to wait awhile until my first meal, otherwise my stomach gets upset. This smoothie was the perfect start because it was light, but still really filling and nutritious.

To make the smoothie I used half of a cut up banana, about 3/4 of a cup of lowfat vanilla yogurt, and about 3 oz. of POM juice. I blended it with my immersion stick and it made 12 oz. final product. If you wanted yours to be a little sweeter, you could add some honey.

The taste has the creaminess of the yogurt, a subtle banana in the background, and the POM juice flavor right in the forefront. It reminds me of a strawberry and banana smoothie, but with a little more kick, since the pomegranate is a stronger flavor than strawberry. One of the things I really love about it, is that there is a burst of fruit flavor, but it comes from the juice, not the actual fruit - so there are no annoying seeds. I like my smoothies and shakes to be seed and chunk free, so this is a definite plus for me!

It was also nice to be able to make something like this at home, versus paying ~$4 at a smoothie place. I could also control what went in, and the portion. Those are really important to me, and especially important in Johnny's case, dealing with a food allergy.

**Keep those BSI entries coming! You have until midnight, Sunday to email them to christina at dinneratchristinas dot com!**


Anonymous said...

I like your smoothie! It looks tasty, creamy and like the perfect thing if you want something light in the morning. You are also so right that it is nice not to make your own at home rather than pay big $$$ for the same kind of thing at a smoothie place!

I haven't forgot the BSI. I'll be submitting soon!

Anonymous said...

Okay, this is very yummy looking! Super stuffed is the only way to go!