Sweetheart Smoothie

Sweetheart Smoothie recipe on @beardandbonnet on www.thismessisours.com

Can you believe that Valentine’s week is upon us?

Sweetheart Smoothie recipe on @beardandbonnet on www.thismessisours.com

I don’t know whether to be excited, because hello chocolate or panicked at how fast this year is whizzing by us! I will be running errands like a mad mama this week prepping for all of the V-day festivities our family has going on. That means I’m going to have to get creative with my scheduling and really organize my time if I am going to get every thing done.

Sweetheart Smoothie recipe on @beardandbonnet on www.thismessisours.com

A girl still has to eat though right?! During crazy hectic times like this I like to indulge in liquid lunches. No alcohol here folks, just a super delish pomegranate and mandarin smoothie with lots of vitamins and electrolytes to keep me going strong all day no fork required!

Sweetheart Smoothie recipe on @beardandbonnet on www.thismessisours.com

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Sweetheart Smoothie

Try freezing this smoothie in ice pop molds for a healthy dessert your kids will love!

  • Author: Beard and Bonnet
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1 large or 2 small smoothies 1x
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen pomegranate arils, see note
  • 2 cups mandarin oranges, if using frozen let thaw for 23 minutes
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until completely smooth.

Notes

I love stocking my freezer with frozen fruit like mandarins and pomegranate from the grocery. It makes smoothie making faster and easier!

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5 Comments

  1. Smoothie Lovah February 11, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Meg, SO creative! Smoothies are the best busy mom lunch!! I have never considered freezing citrus fruit for a smoothie, but why not? Mandarin and pomegranate? Genius!! And the pink for Valentine’s is appropos!

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    1. Meg February 11, 2016 at 6:56 am

      I hardly ever make smoothies for breakfast anymore, but I make them for lunch ALL the time! Most grocers carry frozen pomegranate and mandarin orange segments which makes it even easier with a lot less effort. Harvesting all those pomegranate arils can be a bit time consuming 😉

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  2. Sarah February 11, 2016 at 6:52 am

    Do you peel the pomegranate yourself and then freeze the arils?

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    1. Meg February 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Only if I am eating the pomegranate arils in a salad or as a garnish. For this smoothie I like to use frozen pomegranate arils. I have seen them at my local grocery and sometimes at Whole Foods.

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