Winter Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl is a winter drink to warm your heart and lighten your spirit by Mermaid Detox Diet! Okay, so Christmas is over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy the heartwarming glow a smoothie bowl brings.
The winter pomegranate smoothie is so good you’ll forget all about your winter blues! You can read all about how food affects your mood in my Food Mood list. In the winter months, it’s more common for people to get depressed, especially in colder climates. Eating something that lightens your spirit goes a long way to ease the signs and symptoms of depression.
Pomegranate – Is one antioxidant-rich fruit that can be used to prevent and even cure heart disease and high blood pressure! It’s not only heart healthy, but pomegranate seeds are actually higher in carbs and lower in fat than any other fruit. Like other fruits, its high in fiber which aids in digestion. Pomegranate also contains Vitamin A, C, E and prevents different types of cancers. Prostate cancer is the one that is the most notable with being prevented with pomegranate seed. It also helps with inflammation in joints and balances the entire ecosystem of your body with nutrients and other tannins.
Blueberries – Blueberries are the basis of this simple vegan juice recipe. The thing about blueberries is, they help you with memory and retaining valuable information. In other words, they help you better educate yourself!
Chia Seeds – Chia seeds are the main ingredient, and it’s kind of magical, how these teeny tiny little seeds pack such a powerful quotient of nutrients. The biggest thing I can say about chia seeds is that they have Omega 3 fatty acids. You’ve heard of those before, haven’t you? They lower your triglyceride levels, which lowers your risk for heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women worldwide, so that’s a pretty big deal! Chia seeds also have carbohydrates, which release a quick burst of energy into your system throughout the day. This occurs more with nuts, seeds, and grains, because of their staying power. That’s why it helps you to stay full longer. The chia seeds also have protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium for strong bones. They really are one powerful seed!
Almond Milk – is processed, though it is quite easy and possible to make your own, by soaking them overnight. Almond milk is fortified with rich vitamins and minerals, including lots of protein. Almond milk is dairy and lactose-free, gluten free, cholesterol free, soy free, plus vitamin A, vitamin D, Vitamin E, and calcium, again, for strong bones and teeth! I personally used to hate it, not really hate it, but I didn’t have a personal use for it. Almond milk makes a great base for converting to an all plant-based diet, eating healthy, and for cold cereals, vegan bowls, and smoothies. Love me some almond milk!
Bananas – Bananas are known for monkeys, and well, potassium. They are also a great source of fiber and carbohydrates. You know, the complex, healthy kind. Plus, they taste good!
Winter Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl
The Winter Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl will warm your heart and lighten your spirit with good vibes! This smoothie bowl acts as a natural inhibitor against the winter blues. This will be especially rewarding if you live in a cold climate where you get less sun this time of year.
What makes this smoothie different? I use winter fruits that are vitamin-rich and full of antioxidants. The key to eating healthy is to not go against the grain, so to speak.
In the winter, choose fall to winter fruits and vegetables. For spring and summer, be sure to choose fruits and veggies such as watermelon, strawberries, and citrus to enact your recipes.
- 1 medium banana
- 1 cup sweetened almond milk
- 1 small tray organic blueberries
- 1 whole pomegranate
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 half cup purified water
- Prep work takes a little long on this one, due to the time-consuming project of gutting the pomegranate fruit. You’ll need to cut it open in layers. Cut into slices on cutting board then pull seeds out in and place in a bowl.
Blend and Decorate
- Fill high-powered blender with a cup of almond milk (for thick consistency) and a 1/2 cup of water to thin out consistency.
- Next, add half a tray of blueberries and a whole medium banana.
- After adding the fruit, add some chia seeds. One tablespoon should do the trick, but feel free to add more if needed. This will give your smoothie bowl a little bit of crunch and flavor.
- Blend well and create a thick consistency.
- Here’s the fun part! Decorate your smoothie bowl with the other half of your blueberry tray and the pomegranates seeds. Enjoy!
It can be a little intimidating to discover how many calories are in a smoothie bowl, but don’t let that deter you. Here’s why!
Fruits and vegetables are nutrient dense and fat-free or low-fat. This means that it won’t have the same effect on you as manmade foods. So eat your smoothie bowl guilt-free!