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berrypom main Recipe: Berry Pomegranate Smoothie
By Katie Goodman
I love smoothies for breakfast or afternoon snacks in the summer. They’re cool and full of great fruity flavors. While I definitely enjoy going to the smoothie shop occasionally (they do have a super duper blender that purees much better than mine), it does get expensive, and smoothies are really simple to make at home.
This is my take on a smoothie that our local smoothie shop makes. Packed with pomegranate juice and berries, it’s definitely a healthy and refreshing treat. Greek yogurt adds a little bit of protein. If you’d like, add a half a banana as well, but it doesn’t really need it.

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Berrypom Ingredients

Ingredients

1 cup mixed berries i.e. blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries
2/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/3 cup plain or honey Greek yogurt
Ice, if desired, for a thicker smoothie

Mint optional garnish
Makes 1 large or 3 small smoothies

Directions

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Step 1: Combine the berries, juice, and yogurt in a small food processor or blender. Puree until very smooth.
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Step 2: Add up to 1/2 cup of crushed ice if you would like a thicker smoothie. Puree until ice is incorporated into the smoothie.
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Step 3: Garnish with additional berries and a mint leaf for a pretty presentation.
You can use this ratio as a guide to creating other smoothies: 1 cup fruit, 2/3 cup liquid, and 1/3 cup yogurt or sorbet.
About the Author:
author katiegoodman2 Recipe: Berry Pomegranate Smoothie
Katie Goodman resides in New Mexico with her husband and two children (a 4-year-old boy and an 18-month-old girl). Learning in the kitchen, eating, trying new recipes, and sharing them with friends and loved ones are some of Katie’s favorite things to do. She wholeheartedly believes that part of the goodness in life is enjoying good food with good friends and family, and goodLife {eats} is a place for her to share what she finds good in the kitchen.



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