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Pomegranate Almond Ginger Smoothie

A POMEGRANATE ALMOND GINGER SMOOTHIE! Or Pome-granita, if you will. It’s zippy and pippy! 

My most embarrassing flaw is that I always spell pomegranate wrong. I make it “pomegranite.” Yes, Grammarly, I know that I misspelled it. That was intentional, to showcase my persistent failure.

“Shake” always sounds more alluring than “smoothie,” but it would be disingenuous to purport this as indulgent. For a thicker, ice-cream-esque SHAKE, try my Shamrock Shake or Blube Cinnamocha!

What better way to meet your antioxidant needs than pomegranate seeds?

This is IDEAL for pre-or post-workout fuel. You are a car. A nice, teal station wagon with tinted windows, a hula dancer dashboard decoration, and too many bumper stickers. Sorry, got carried away with that analogy. Anyway, your body needs fuel. Edible gas, if you will, and in turn, your digestive engine produces gas. This smoothie will not do that! It doesn’t hurt your tum-tum so you can power through that abdominal torture and mountain-climb your way to… nowhere. Gee, I hate mountain climbers. But squats are my jam. I love them more than jam on toast, but that’s not saying much because I’ve never eaten jam on toast. Okay, I think the caffeine in my instant cocoa truffle snack is coming out through my fingers.

I bet this would be even better with coconut milk! I just prefer protein in my beverages. YES, you can spoon it. I find that helps with the stick-to-your-ribs sensation. 

Recipe for Pomegranate Almond Ginger Smoothie!

  • 1/2 cup (120mL) plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract*
  • heaping 1/2 cup (90g) frozen or fresh pomegranate seeds (also called “pips”)
  • 1/2 frozen or fresh banana (50g)
  • 1/2 cup (70g) frozen pineapple- this is optional, but I like it for extra volume and Vitamin C
  • 1 scoop (20g) plant-based protein powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Whip the first five ingredients into shape using the listed order (if you’re tired, that means dump the milk, extract, and fruit into the blender.)
  2. Flomp in your protein and ginger powders, followed by ice.
  3. Push everything around with a spatula and blend. Start on low, then medium, then go cheetah speed.
  4. In 4-ish minutes (Ninja input,) rip the cord out of the outlet and pour your shake- oops! smoothie into a tall glass.

Pomegranate Almond Ginger Smoothie Nutritional Facts: 270 calories | 15g protein | 5g fat | 41g carbs (35 net carbs) | 80% RDA Vitamin C

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