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Smoothie Time: pomegranate blueberry burst


It's officially October!

But I'm not whipping out the pumpkin juust yet.

I'm mixing up those end of summer vibes with autumnal fever for this yummy and health boosting recipe.

Check out the recipe below and scroll down to learn about the health benefits of this smoothie bowl!

This deliciously dark smoothie is packed with a long list of health benefits and tastes absolutely divine.

Portions: 1 large bowl or two small cauldrons

1 full pomegranate (just the seeds)

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup fresh squeezed mandarin juice (may vary)

(optional, but recommended):

1 teaspoon flaxseeds

1 teaspoon chia seeds

1 teaspoon almonds

Garnish:

5-10 frozen blueberries

1 teaspoon pomegranate seeds

1-2 pinch Flaxseeds

Add all dry ingredients in a blender, blueberries at the bottom. Add the juice last. Blend until smooth.

Note: this recipe is intended to be thick enough to enjoy with a spoon. If you would like it thin enough to drink, you can add more juice before blending.

Pour into your favorite bowl or bowls and enjoy!

Enjoy!

Now for the health benefits!

This smoothie has 100% natural sugar and a punch of extraordinary healthy bonuses.

Check out Pomegranate health benefits:

  • A good source of potassium, dietary fiber and protein.

  • They provide a good daily amount of vitamin C and vitamin K.

  • They are anti- inflammatory and can help lower blood pressure.

  • They are extremely heart healthy and can help your immune system.

(Pomegranates may only be in season a small portion of the year, but they should be on your list when they are!)

Now, let's move on to blueberries:

  • A good daily source of potassium, dietary fiber and protein

  • They contain a nice portion of vitamin C and vitamin K

  • They are full of antioxidants

  • They aid in fighting illness and lowering blood pressure

  • They are excellent for heart health

Flaxseeds:

  • Have a great helping of protein and fiber

  • A good source of Vitamin B1, B2, folate, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium

  • Contain a grand dose of omega 3 fatty acids

  • Help with cholesterol and heart health

  • Help with blood pressure

Chia seeds:

  • Provide a large amount of fiber and protein

  • Filled with healthy fats and calcium

  • Contain magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc and potassium

  • Vitamins B1, B2, B3

  • Offer antioxidants and a good helping of Omega 3s

  • Promote a healthy heart

  • Good for bones

Take about superfoods! This smoothie is packed with vitamins, nutrients, protein, fiber, healthy fats and more!

Eat happy and healthy with this one!

Enjoy!! <3

I found these adorable single portion- sized cauldrons at Michael's in the autumn/ Halloween sale section. They were too cute to pass up and pure perfection for October themed smoothies. ✨😈🎃👻💀

#smoothies #healthy #seasonal #breakfast

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