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I am not a fan of smoothies. I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it’s because they remind me of milkshakes, and I’m not a fan of milkshakes either. Or maybe it’s because of the first place I ever saw smoothies on a menu. I went with a friend to a smoothie shop, and the menu was up on the wall. It listed all the ingredients for each smoothie, including things like wheat germ and other unappetizing-sounding stuff, and it also listed the calories. I prefer not to drink calories. And those smoothies from that shop had lots and lots of calories. A time or two since then, I’ve tasted my kids’ smoothies. But they just don’t taste good enough to me to be worth the calories.
But I realize that in that regard, I’m an oddball. Smoothies are actually pretty doggone healthy. And there are lots of simple recipes that don’t contain any unusual ingredients. What’s more, my children — especially my daughter — love them. So I fix smoothies for them. I’m told this one adapted from Stephie Cooks is particularly tasty.
My daughter has been on a pomegranate kick of late, and I’m all for that. After all, the pomegranate has been called the “most powerful antioxidant of all fruits.” So she loves it, and it’s really good for her. That’s a no-brainer.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.