Blueberries, pomegranate seeds and kale give some serious antioxidant power to this slightly tangy and refreshing green smoothie.
Pomegranates are native to Iran and northern India but are now cultivated widely across Asia, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and parts of the United States. This amazing sweet-tart ruby red fruit has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia.
In addition to vitamins, minerals and fibre, pomegranates contains potent phytochemicals including punicalagin and tannins believed to help fight against cancer, inflammation, high blood pressure and heart disease.
For 2 servings, blend together until smooth:
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- couple handfuls baby kale
- 2 Tbsp chia seeds
- pure stevia, maple syrup or agave to sweeten as desired
To make this smoothie a 'real meal deal', add 1 scoop unflavoured protein powder (such as Genuine Health unflavoured fermented vegan protein powder) and/or collagen powder (nonvegan).