Sweet yet tart, creamy and oh so fruity, this insanely simple Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothie can be ready in 5 minutes and is sure to fill your belly!
My mom has been on a smoothie kick for awhile and now that I’m back closer to family, she’s inspired me to start drinking more of them. Not only are they healthy, but they are also delicious!
This summer I’m all about tasty and easy fruit smoothies! Fresh fruit is plentiful in our local farmer’s markets and grocery store. My fridge is fully stocked with everything I need to make a tasty smoothie. I’ve been using Silk Almond Coconut Blend to add a guilt-free tropical flair to my recipes.
We recently picked up some fresh pineapple and pomegranate and was curious to see how they would taste together. The pineapple added some sweetness and the pomegranate has a tart flavour.
I had to make a few batches of this easy smoothie recipe because it was such a hit!
These kinds of fruit smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch, a snack, even dessert. They’re also wonderful to use for your post workout pick me ups, especially when you add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to the mix.
Why You’ll Love These Fruit Smoothies
- Super easy to make using quality ingredients
- Only takes 5 minutes to make 2 smoothies
- A great way to get in more healthy foods
- Yummy for both kids and adults alike
You only need a handful of super simple common ingredients
- Almond coconut blend of milk – you can also use a can of coconut milk
- Pomegranate seeds
How to Make A Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothie
- Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Step 2: Garnish with a pineapple slice and/or pomegranate seeds if desired.
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What to Serve with A Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothie
These smoothie drinks can be used as a meal replacement or even a dessert. You can also enjoy a fruit smoothie as a snack, or alongside a light lunch. Here are some ideas you can enjoy with your smoothie:
- Pineapple Cake
- Pineapple Pie
- Pineapple Rice Pudding
- Any delicious salad
- Sandwiches and Soups
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- I like to use frozen pineapple and banana in smoothies because it enhances the fact that it’s naturally cold. If you only have fresh fruit, you can add a little bit of ice in your blender to bring that extra chill.
- If you want to make it thick and creamy, add some silken tofu. Plus, it takes on the flavour of whatever you put in your smoothie and you nor the kids will know it’s there. It adds a nice punch of protein. You can also add more bananas or avocado.
- When making a smoothie, start using your blender at a low speed and work your way up in speed so it blends all of the ingredients appropriately.
Variations and Substitutions
It’s very easy to swap things out in this recipe. You can trade out your milk or milk alternative. You can swap out your fruit choices and you can vary the thickness of your smoothie.
Add in other things, here are some great additions: cinnamon, other fruit, vanilla extract, yogurt, Greek yogurt, protein powder, etc.
This smoothie is best enjoyed right when you make it. But you can store your smoothie in the fridge for up to 24 hours.
Be sure to give your homemade smoothie a good stir before you go to sip on it again. Pomegranate Pineapple Smoothies like to separate when they’re stored in the refrigerator.
Can I Double This Smoothie Recipe?
Absolutely, it’s super simple to double this recipe and make 4 smoothie servings. You can also increase this to make more, just remember that it all needs to fit in the blender, so you may need to work in batches.
How Do I Thicken the Smoothie?
If you find that your smoothie is a little more thick than you would like it to be, add some other thickening ingredients like, yogurt, tofu or more fruit, pineapple, and banana.
My Smoothie is Too Thick- Help!
Don’t worry my friend, I have you covered! It’s super easy to end up with a thick smoothie if you’re fruit heavy, to thin it out add some more milk/milk alternative to get it thinner.
I recommend adding your milk or milk alternative in the pineapple and pomegranate smoothie in small increments because it will thin it out faster than you think. Using a Tablespoon at a time should do the trick, just add it in slowly.
Can You Make This in Advance?
You can make these delicious Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothies a bit in advance and then store them in the fridge, or better yet, store your smoothie in the freezer.
Once you freeze your smoothie, you can thaw it out in the fridge and adjust the thickness as needed. Do note that you may need to thicken it or thin it out as necessary after you freeze it.
You may also choose to freeze your smoothies in popsicle molds. This is a great way to enjoy your smoothies again and again. When you’re ready to enjoy a smoothie pop, all you have to do is pop one out of the molds and boom, ready to enjoy!
This is also a great idea to have on hand when the kids are running around outside in the hot summer heat. These homemade smoothie popsicles are healthier alternatives to those sugar packed frozen treats they tend to want at the grocery store.
Now that we have your mouth watering after talking all about this fantastic Pomegranate Pineapple Smoothie, go ahead and grab the few ingredients that you need and get to making these. Remember you only need 5 minutes to make two of these bad boys!
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Pineapple Pomegranate Smoothie
Using a coconut milk base for a guilt-free tropical flavour, along with pineapple and banana, this smoothie will transport you to a tropical locale, without paying for a plane ticket!
- 1 cup Silk Almond Coconut Blend beverage OR a (13.5oz/400ml) can coconut milk
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
- 1 banana
- 1 pomegranate, seeds only
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Garnish with a pineapple slice and/or pomegranate seeds if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 94gFiber: 13gSugar: 70gProtein: 6g