Tart pomegranate, sweet mango and creamy banana make for a smoothie that will get you ready for the day.
I might be straying ever so slightly from my typical carb-laden, sugary, cheesy recipes on occasion over the next few months. This is not because I am suddenly interested in becoming a healthy recipe blogger, nor have I become obsessed with a “new year, new you” mindset.
No, I simply have come to the realization that I am getting married in just over 3 months and can no longer continue carrying on as though eating cheese is an Olympic sport and I am going for the gold. At least, not if I want to fit into my wedding dress.
Although, someone puh-leeease alert me if eating cheese ever does make the Olympics, because I could seriously succeed at that ish.
So maybe you’re looking for a healthy breakfast recipe? I’ll have that for you. A quick and easy weeknight dinner? That’s in the forecast, too. And probably a dessert or two, because I am still me, after all.
But for now? More smoothies.
Yes, another smoothie. Why? Because I love them. They’re quick, easy, require so few ingredients, taste great, and function as either breakfast or snack. Oh, and seriously easy clean-up. Can’t forget that. Getting engaged didn’t make me a perfect future housewife overnight – I still seriously hate to do the dishes.
This one contrasts the wintery flavor of pomegranate with summery mango, which I pick up frozen at Trader Joe’s. The pomegranate feels seasonal while the mango lets me dream of living somewhere – anywhere – warm.
Pick up the ingredients for this smoothie next time you’re at the store. I’ll just be over here sipping mine through a colorful straw and pretending that I am on a beach somewhere instead of in the arctic tundra that is Chicago.
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen, diced mango
- ¾ cup pomegranate juice
- 1-2 tablespoons ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar (optional)
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.