I know green smoothies are all the rage right now, but let’s be honest, a pink smoothie looks so much more appetizing! I have a wonderfully healthy smoothie recipe for you today. It’s naturally sweetened, packs the power of both pomegranate and sour cherries, and is dairy-free. Sour Cherry and Pomegranate Detox Smoothie is pretty much amazing.
This power pomegranate detox smoothie is a great way to start off your healthy eating. I find myself craving sugar—lots of it— after my holiday bingeing, and the effects of sugar withdrawal can be harsh. So in order to help myself along, I enjoy a sweet smoothie in the afternoon or before bed, when my sugar cravings hit the hardest. The fruit and natural sugar helps to make a no-refined sugar challenge so much better.
Pomegranate and dark sour cherries are my two special ingredients in this smoothie. Did you know that pomegranates contain a higher concentration of antioxidants than cranberry juice, red wine, blueberries, or green tea? I like using the whole arils too, instead of just juice, for the added fiber.
Sour cherries are a powerhouse when it comes to health benefits, too—and they’re amazing in smoothies! They add just the right tang to make the smoothie a real treat to your palate. Sour cherries are known to help reduce inflammation (a common side effect of sugar consumption), aid sleep, and also help your muscles heal more quickly. What’s not to love?
The pineapple juice and banana are my sweeteners, and the banana really makes for a great texture.
This smoothie is just the thing to make your healthy new goals a real treat. Not only is it good for your body, it’s good for your soul. Enjoy!
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Pomegranate and sour cherries make for a powerful and pretty healthy detox smoothie!
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- ½ banana
- Arils from ½ a pomegranate (about ½ a cup)
- 1 cup frozen dark sour cherries
- Put all of the ingredients in the pitcher of your blender and process until smooth.
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Thanks for stopping in. How are your resolutions coming? Did you even make any? Did any of you pick a word to live by in 2015? If so, what did you pick? I’m still not sure where I’m headed but what I do know is that I want more veggies, less sugar, and more enjoying the moment in my life in 2015. I’m not sure how that translates into goals and resolutions, but I’m still thinking about it all.