Try my favorite body boosting, tart & sweet, lemon pomegranate smoothie to get your booty back on track! It’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients from an entire lemon and pomegranate arils that will give your immune system a healthy kickstart.
How is today January 2nd? Where did December go? How is Christmas over already? I’m in a major slump, and I just can’t pull myself out! The week between Christmas and New Years are a blur. I couldn’t remember what day it was or what I was supposed to be doing. For a few days, I camped out on the couch next to the Christmas tree watching sappy Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel, and eating all the candy I got in my stocking. Did that happen to you too? Tell me I’m not alone!
I told myself that I would get back at it on January 1st– but that obviously didn’t happen. So, here I am today trying to get back on the grind.
I’ve been pretty bad for the last two weeks, my diet consisted of —> junk food + sugar! Not a green food in sight. That’s probably why I’m feeling like such a slug now. Were you as bad as me? No judgment! I think it’s totally acceptable to go wild a few times a year, as long as you’re pretty good the rest of the time.
I feel my body telling me that it wants the fruits and veggies I usually eat on a daily basis, and it’s done with the sugar rush. I figured a smoothie would be my best bet to get a lot of nutrients in at once. I usually make smoothies a few mornings a week because they’re delicious and super quick to prepare.
What Fruit Can You freeze?
I like to have a big assortment of frozen fruit to choose from so I like to keep a little bit of everything in the freezer. I buy big bags of organic frozen fruit from bulk stores, and if I run into a really great sale at my local health food store, I stock up big time and freeze.
My favorite fruits that I like to freeze are:
- Apples (whole)
- Mango chunks
- Kiwi, peeled (whole)
- Lemons (whole)
- Bananas, peeled (whole)
- Avocados, peeled & sliced (pit removed)
- Pineapple chunks
- Orange slices
- Papaya chunks
Why Is This Smoothie Called The Body Booster?
This lemon pomegranate smoothie is by far my favorite smoothie recipe! I call it the body booster because it does so much good for your body & this is exactly what my slug booty needed today to get moving. The lemon is packed full of immune system boosters that’s very important for your body during flu season. Really, all year long but especially now!
It’s sweet & tangy but extra creamy from the coconut milk and the only green food in it is a whole frozen kiwi. Don’t get me wrong, I love my greens but I also don’t want my body to go into shock from a straight kale juice cleanse.
This smoothie is the best first step towards a healthier diet for the new year. It’s loaded with antioxidants and immune system boosters, and it will definitely fill you up.
Lemon Pomegranate Smoothie Secret Ingredient
What really pushes this smoothie over the top is the lemon. I use the whole lemon. Not just the juice, not just the rind, the whole lemon. I want to get all of the antioxidants and cancer-fighting nutrients from the lemon, so the best way to do that is to eat the whole darn thing.
If you want to slice the ends off you can, but I don’t. Just wash it and pop the whole thing into your blender. I use my NutriBullet for all of my smoothies, it perfectly liquefies everything within a minute or so. It’s pretty darn amazing!
Should You Use Fresh Or Frozen Lemons?
You can use fresh or frozen lemons for this lemon pomegranate smoothie, but I try to stick with frozen fruits because I like my smoothies ice cold without having to add ice that would water it down.
Last month, I ran into a really good sale on organic lemons so I stocked up. I washed them and froze them whole, so I can just pop one into my smoothie when I feel like it. I also do this with kiwis and apples. Peel the kiwis and core the apples before you freeze them so they’re ready to go.
Tip – If you’re worried about the acidity from the lemon, you can drink the smoothie with a straw so it’s less likely to touch your teeth.
Have you tried a pomegranate before? They’re in season till the end of January, so go pick one up if you haven’t tried one yet! They’re so delicious and you can use them in salads, salsa, smoothies or just eat them for a snack.
I’ve tried slicing the pomegranate in half and then using a spoon to smack the sides to get the arils to fall out, but I just make a mess. I like this method so much better and I just use my fingers to pull out what I want to eat. Use a sharp pairing knife to remove the stem, then make 4-5 incisions around the outside of the pomegranate and use your fingers to pull each section apart.
If you can’t find fresh pomegranates, frozen arils will work just fine. I like to keep a bag of the frozen pomegranate seeds in the freezer just in case I can’t find a fresh pomegranate.
This lemon pomegranate smoothie is perfect to make if you’re feeling a bit under the weather too. Did you know that a kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange does? All of the ingredients combined are sure to give your immune system the boost it needs to fight off that nasty cold.
Get off the couch and go make this smoothie so you can get rid of your holiday blues!
- Add all frozen fruit to the blender.
- Pour the coconut milk,
waterand apple cider vinegar to the blender.
- Add chia seeds and maca powder or any powdered supplements you like after you add the fruit.
- Blend for 30 seconds - 1 minute or until the desired consistency.
- Serve immediately.
Recipe Variations –
- I use all organic produce, but if you don’t have that option, it’s most important to use an organic lemon.
- If you want it to be extra creamy, don’t use any water and substitute additional coconut milk.
- Put the chia seeds in last. If you put them in first then they’ll stick to the cup and won’t blend into your smoothie.
- You can use almond milk if you don’t have coconut milk.
What’s your favorite smoothie fruit combos? Let me know in the comments!
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