Triple Pomegranate Smoothie

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Author Notes: Pomegranate appears here in three forms: juice to form the smoothie, molasses to give it a sweet-tangy punch, and the arils as a garnish. I like pairing pomegranate with blueberries, but raspberries would also work well. Feel free to start with a lesser amount of pomegranate molasses and then add to taste – though its lip-puckering sweet-tart quality is what makes this smoothie so unexpectedly delicious. One of these will definitely put a little zing in your step. Served in small juice glasses, this would make a festive addition to a holiday brunch.EmilyC

Food52 Review: WHO: EmilyC is an environmental scientist who is never without chocolate chip cookie-making provisions.
WHAT: A tart-sweet, one-step smoothie that'll start your day off on the right foot.
HOW: Just blend! Isn't that the best?
WHY WE LOVE IT: This smoothie uses pomegranate in all of its forms -- juice, arils, and molasses -- so there's no way the fruit doesn't sit front and center, in all of its glory. You can adjust the fruit to your desired consistency, but we love it nice and drinkable, just the way it is.
The Editors

Makes 1 8-ounce smoothie

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses
  • 4 large mint leaves, plus more to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate arils, for garnish
  1. Blend blueberries, yogurt, pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses and mint together using a standing blender or stick blender. Add more juice or frozen fruit, if needed, to reach your desired consistency. Garnish with mint leaves and arils.
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5 months ago Irene

I use apple juice and honey instead of pomegranate and molasses.

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about 1 year ago mcs3000

Congrats on the win, @EmilyC! Will try soon.

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about 1 year ago EmilyC

Thank you! Hope you like it!

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almost 2 years ago Christina Parsells

what would be a good substitute for the molasses?

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Hi Christina -- I'd just omit the pom molasses; the smoothie will still have a nice level of tart-sweetness from the pomegranate juice. Or if you're in a DIY mood, you can make your own pom molasses pretty easily. See my response to hottamale624 below!

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almost 2 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Wow - this looks sooo refreshing! All I need is some pomegranate juice and I'm good to go on this one! Many congrats to you!

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks on the congrats -- and I hope you like it! I'm looking forward to making one for my breakfast tomorrow morning (to have alongside my coffee, of course!).

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almost 2 years ago teiko

i have also used the pomegranetes in my protein smoothie along with aronia berries and coconut milk. yummy

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almost 2 years ago hottamale624

Where can I find the pomegranate molasses? I sounds delicious.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Most Middle Eastern markets carry pomegranate molasses; you can also order it through Amazon and the like. Or, you can make it yourself by boiling down pomegranate juice with some sugar and lemon juice til it's thick and syrupy: http://www.simplyrecipes...
The smoothie is good without it -- just not as tart.

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almost 2 years ago jenniebgood

Congratulations Emily! This looks delicious and I will definitely be trying it. This was the perfect win for this time of year. I'm a 99 percent-er, that is, like 99% of the country, one of my resolutions is to try to tame my sweet tooth and eat healthier (at least for January - My motto is "one month at a time").

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much, and I'm right there with you trying to eat healthier!

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almost 2 years ago Carole Magness

Wonderful!
Emily, where are these cute glasses from?

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Carole! The glasses aren't mine. The picture above was taken by James Ransom in the FOOD52 test kitchen. I agree with you...that glass is cute!

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almost 2 years ago BoulderGalinTokyo

This was delicious! Congrats on your win. I made with blueberries and POM juice but my color wasn't as red as in the picture. What juice did you use?

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much -- so happy that you enjoyed it! I've been using a different brand of juice (don't know the name off the top of my head) but I think POM is one of the best. The smoothies are a slightly different color each time I make them, though, depending how much juice I put in relative to the blueberries. The one in the pic is definitely gorgeous, isn't it?!?

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almost 2 years ago JanetFL

Sounds yummy! Love the idea of serving this in small juice glasses at a brunch.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Janet! The color alone is reason enough to add it to a brunch menu!

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almost 2 years ago Bevi

Congrats EC! We made a big batch of your smoothie over the holiday. It was fantastic and refreshing!

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Bevi -- I'm so happy to know you tried and liked it! Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

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almost 2 years ago Kukla

Congratulations Emily, I am very glad and happy for you!!!
Happy Holidays to you and your family and many more winning recipes!

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks so much, Kukla, and Happy Holidays to you, too!

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almost 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Emily, I love your smoothie and it's on my weekly smoothie menu.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

There couldn't be a lovelier thing to hear! Thanks again, Suzanne!

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almost 2 years ago Madhuja

Congratulations, Emily! This smoothie looks almost too pretty to have!

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Madhuja! : )

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almost 2 years ago Kukla

Congratulations Emily on the finalist nomination!! Hope your recipe will be the winner.

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks Kukla, you're very kind. I was just admiring your Georgian Caramelized Nut Candy by the way--it looks amazing!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Emily, I am so happy for you. I tested this recipe and loved it even more than the first time I made it after you posted it. So delicious!

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almost 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks a million, Suzanne, for testing this not once but twice! Really appreciate it. Happy Holidays! : )

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about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

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This sounds tangy and delicious! I bet is a gorgeous color, too.

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

Thanks HLA! It's a nice way to shake up your smoothie routine! : )

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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This will be breakfast tomorrow morning, delicious!

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

For me, too! I'm so excited you're trying it -- please let me know what you think!

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

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I will let you know tomorrow, without even making it know I will love it, you can't miss with those ingredients.

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Made this for breakfast this morning, WOW!! I just loved it. It packs a huge pomegranate punch, is tangy, sweet and tart at the same time. The blueberries are the perfect addition and play off the pomegranate. This is going on my breakfast smoothie rotation. Smoothie fan's should definitely give this a try, you will love it.

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about 2 years ago EmilyC

So happy you tried and liked it, Suzanne! Your feedback means a lot. This smoothie definitely awakens the taste buds, doesn't it?!? : )

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

It sure does, and I could almost taste the anti oxidants flooding into me. So delicious!