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Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie

Jen at Sprouting Zen hosted a five-day Mindful Juicing Party last week and I decided to try sticking to a colour theme for the party.  Monday, the theme was RED and I chose raspberries, pomegranates, and a pinch of dulse to set the colour scheme.

Raspberries, Oranges & Pomegranates in Blender for a Smoothie

As for juicing, it’s a healthy way for the body to quickly and easily absorb the nutrients contained in the fruits and vegetables, and after drinking it for breakfast I felt that I had more clarity in addition to some extra energy!  The juicing party week, I chose to blend my juices as well as my smoothies to get all the fibre, but straight juicing works as well.  Jen has a Juicing for Beginners Series on her blog, so if you like, you can head over there and read her first post, Juicing for Beginners, Part 1.  She explains the benefits of juicing in a very clear way, and you can admire her beautiful photography as well.

Raspberry Orange and Pomegranate Smoothie

And what is dulse, you ask?  It’s a type of seaweed with a muted pink colour that is rich in vitamins and minerals, protein, and all the trace elements that our bodies need.  All the more reason to slip dulse into this smoothie and I promise you won’t notice it at all.

Give this smoothie a try, and or if you’d like a delicious green alternative, take a look at our Pineapple Spinach Pomegranate Smoothie.  And yes, I do have a pomegranate addiction, lol!

Raspberry Orange and Pomegranate Smoothie
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Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie

A brilliant pink-red smoothie with healthy nutrients for a much needed pick-me-up!

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 216 kcal
Author Cleo

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts (optional)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 2 dates, pitted
  • 1 pinch powdered dulse (optional)
  • seeds from 1 medium pomegranate (see note)
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2-1 cup water

Instructions

  1. Put the hazelnuts into a blender and blend until finely ground.

  2. Add all other ingredients to the blender except for the water. Blend, adding water until you have the desired consistency.

  3. Drink and enjoy all the refreshing health benefits!

Recipe Notes

If pomegranates are out of season or unavailable, you could choose to add 1 cup of strawberries or another option of your choice!

Food for Thought: “The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”  ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Smoothie

10 thoughts on “Red Raspberry Orange Pomegranate Revitalizing Smoothie”

  1. Considering that it is mid-winter for me right now, I think I’ll wait on trying a smoothie.
    But it sounds good for the summer!

    One question, how pulpy is it with dates and oranges?

    1. Oh, smoothies are great in the winter as a pick-me-up too, and with this one, only the raspberries are frozen so it wasn’t freezing like ice cream, or anything. If it’s rainy and/or cold and you’re feeling rather sluggish there’s nothing like fresh fruit to get you rejuvenated again.

      If you make sure you blend it well, it’s actually pretty smooth (no pun intended, lol!) and not pulpy at all, as long as you add enough water.

      Go on ….. live in the edge ….. have a smoothie in winter …..!!! 🙂

    1. Are you able to get any seaweed-type ingredients? And do you use them in Indian cooking, as I don’t remember ever seeing any. You, of course, don’t have to use it, but I’m curious as your country borders the ocean.

      And you’re very welcome!

      1. We are able to get seaweed, but is it a regular and natural part of our cuisine….nope! The country does border a lot of ocean but the sea fish is the main food. India per se has sooooo much vegetation that we are hardly able to consume all of the land growing stuff, let alone sea. Like Green Leafs – Spinach is perhaps the most commonly used and known. But here, Saag as green leafs are called have more than 20 different variety and we barely consume 5 of them regularly. So. we are still trying to accommodate land veges. Seaweed may be a bit exotic for us at this point!

        1. That’s fascinating. I just looked up the 10 most common greens in India and there are a number I didn’t recognize. I will have to visit someday and check them out! 😉

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