Yogurt, bananas, pomegranate juice and blueberries make this Pomegranate Smoothie so easy and so delicious! Naturally sweet with no added sugar! Makes a great healthy snack or dessert!
Freezing Bananas for Banana Smoothies
Do you want to know the secret to extra creamy smoothies? It's simple. Bananas. I use bananas in almost all of my smoothies. They add a creamy richness and seem to pull all the other flavors together.
How to freeze bananas: I keep bananas in my freezer at at all times. I peel the bananas and cut each one into 4ths. I freeze them on a tray and then place them in a freezer bag or a lidded container. Whenever I need a banana for a smoothie, I just pull out 4 chunks and know that I have about one banana.
When to freeze bananas: The frozen bananas never get completely frozen because of their natural sugar content. The bananas will not continue to ripen once placed in the freezer, so freeze them when they are as ripe as you like them. I usually let them become nice and spotty.
Do frozen bananas lose their potassium: luckily potassium is not affected by freezing!
Ingredients in this Pomegranate Smoothie
- Greek Yogurt - can use regular yogurt, but it will not be as thick or as creamy. Plain or vanilla work best.
- Pomegranate juice - can also use some pomegranate seeds.
- Banana - fresh or frozen.
- Blueberries - fresh or frozen.
Healthy Pomegranate Smoothie Tips
Making a smoothie is so easy, you add all the ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy, however I do have a few smoothie tips for you!
Freeze Juice - After buying my Vitamix , I bought several bottles of juice and froze them 1 cup amounts in small ziploc freezer bags, laying them flat. They don't take up much room and I always have juice ready for a smoothie! My favorites are pomegranate, pineapple and grapefruit.
Freeze Fruit - also buy bags of frozen fruits whenever they are on sale. During peak produce season, I freeze strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mangoes and even kiwi.
When Using Frozen Fruits - For this smoothie I used frozen pomegranate juice, frozen bananas, and frozen blueberries. Because everything was frozen, I let them sit in the blender for 10 minutes before processing.
I found this recipe in Sweet Paul Eat & Make - it was in a section on what to do with Greek yogurt!
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- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- Combine ingredients in a blender and process until desired consistency.
This post was originally published in 2016 and updated for 2019.