Purple Pomegranate Smoothie
From : Ultimate Foods for Ultimate Health and don’t forget the chocolate!
By: Mairlyn Smith PHEc & Liz Pearson RD
Makes – 1 ½ cup (375 mL)
Serves – 1
An excellent colour of purple, this antioxidant superstar Smoothie, loaded with berries, cinnamon and pomegranate is really a mini meal in a glass. One sip and it feels like there’s a party in your mouth. Warning: this stuff stains like crazy, so drink sitting down or invest in one of those portable stain removers; you want to be drinking the purple power not wearing it.
Why is it the perfect snack for women of a certain age? Each serving provides us with that all important mineral calcium plus 3 servings of fruits and vegetables which can help lower our chances of developing heart disease and certain cancers.
½ cup (125 mL) pomegranate juice
1 cup (250 mL) frozen mixed berries
OR ½ cup (125 mL) frozen blueberries + ½ cup (125 mL) frozen raspberries
¼ cup (60 mL) plain or low fat vanilla yogurt
½ tsp. (2 mL) cinnamon
1. Whirl everything in a blender. Drink!
Each 1 ½ cup (375 mL) serving contains:
210 Calories, 1 g Total Fat, 0 g Sat Fat, 0 g Trans Fat, 75 mg Sodium, 47 g Carbs, 6 g Fiber, 6 g Protein.
The smoothie contains: 3 servings Vegetables & Fruit and ½ serving of Milk and Alternatives