You need one of these pomegranate, kale, and coconut pomegranate smoothie in your life asap! All the great ingredients jammed in there will help keep you healthy and sniffle-free. Plus it tastes so delicious the little ones will drink it up without a word.
Kale and Coconut Pomegranate Smoothie
I am the first to admit that I was very late to the green smoothie bandwagon.
Don’t get me wrong, I tried early on in my clean eating days, but somehow my smoothies always ended up a terrible-looking brown color, and I just couldn’t get around that.
I could not for the life of me, drink the brown and enjoy it....so I gave up for a while.
I persevered though, and here we are.
For this easy smoothie you are going to need:
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- crushed pecans
- frozen banana
- pomegranate arils
- coconut water
Tips Tricks and Substitutions
I have become a bit of a smoothie buff over the years and would love to pass on my newfound knowledge to help you get the best out of your smoothie-making adventures.
- Freeze your fruit: keep regularly used fruit in the freezer and add this to the smoothie instead of ice cubes. I always have pomegranate arils, pineapple and bananas in the freezer;
- Buy spinach in bulk: make a puree in a high-speed blender (I usually add a little bit of water), freeze in silicone muffin moulds and then transfer from the moulds to a freezer bag. You end up with perfectly portioned ¼ cup spinach blocks;
- Blend out the bits: kids are harder to convince with a green smoothie if it has bits. I use a high-speed blender to make sure it is completely smooth. I have been using a Vitamix for years and have definitely gotten my monies worth. A good green smoothie should be absolutely, perfectly smooth, with a bit of heft from higher-fat ingredients (think nut butters, avocado, Greek yogurt, coconut oil). Blend the greens with the coconut water first to get it completely smooth before adding in the fruit and other ingredients;
- Easy substitute for nut milk: If you have a high-speed blender, a great substitute for nut milk is ¼ cup of raw nuts and 1 to 2 cups of water. If you have a regular blender, a tablespoon of nut butter per cup of water works as well.
This pomegranate smoothie is so good that even though my kids watched me put in a handful of green stuff into the blender they still drank the whole thing up and asked for more.
The color itself is AH-mazing.
Vibrant green - oh so pretty.
If you aren’t a fan of green, I can guarantee that this kale and pomegranate smoothie will help to convert you.
If not, you are beyond saving 🙂
Need More Smoothie Ideas?
If you really can't get past the idea of a green smoothie, then you should pop over and check out my Energizing Chocolate Matcha Smoothie instead.
We still add in some green goodies like avocado and matcha powder, but with the addition of the cacao, banana, and dates you won't even notice the green.
Pomegranate, Kale and Coconut Smoothie
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoon crushed pecans
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 5 Dates
- 1 Handful of Kale
- ¼ cup pomegranate arils
- ½ cup coconut water
- Pop everything into the blender, except for the coconut water. Start blending
- Slowly add the coconut water until you get a smooth consistency. Enjoy
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