I’ve been so busy with year end activities for both of my kids, I really haven’t had much time to pull anything together—even breakfasts. It’s safe to say that smoothies have become my go to this week as a change up to our breakfast routine. Smoothies are quick fix to your morning breakfast scramble and not only are they tasty, if you use frozen fruit and no added sugar, they’re healthy too!
So, here’s the deal my friends. You don’t really need a recipe to create a good tasting smoothie. In fact, they should be called “Kitchen Sink Drinks” because you can take the liberty to add in a wide range of ingredients and chances are, the final product will be flavorful. If there’s one time in the kitchen you should be teaming with kitchen confidence, it’s when you’re making smoothies.
I have been making a very refreshing Pomegranate Banana Smoothie that has bumped our Blueberry Flaxseed smoothie out of the coveted best tasting spot. And, guess what? I just improvised the recipe. We had some left over POM juice in the fridge, an over-ripe banana on the counter, and lots of honey in the pantry.
This drink is a must try. Put it on a list–we won’t distinguish which one. It’s as good for breakfast as it is post workout. If you don’t have all of the ingredients, just add in new ones (and document it)—that’s how smoothies were created in the first place!
Remember, smoothies are way too easy to pass up. If all you have to do is hit blend, you should be blending morning, noon and night!
So, drink up. And enjoy!
Pomegranate Banana Smoothie
serves 1 8 0z. cup
- 1 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
- 3/4 cup 1% milk
- 4 ice cubes
- 1 large banana
- 2 tablespoons silvered almonds
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Combine ingredients in blender and blend!
- Drink immediately. If you place smoothie in fridge, the drink will separate. Remember to stir before drinking.