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Pomegranate Mandarin Smoothie

Sharon Palmer

Looking for the perfect winter smoothie pick me up? Just turn to winter-time fruits, pomegranates and mandarin oranges, to power your smoothie beverage. These fruits provide a plethora of nutrients, including vitamin C and phytochemicals, in addition to fiber and potassium, to stock your nutrients for the day. A spoonful of tahini powers up the flavor and health profile—these foods are found together in the Mediterranean diet, after all—and plant-based milk adds additional protein and creaminess to this completely plant-based (vegan), gluten-free Pomegranate Mandarin Smoothie you can make in 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients.

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Pomegranate Mandarin Smoothie


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  • Author: The Plant-Powered Dietitian
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Mediterranean-inspired smoothie powers up the ingredients pomegranates, mandarins and tahini into a 5-minute, 5-ingredient, nutritious vegan, gluten-free pick-me-up.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate arils (fresh or frozen; 1 large pomegranate should provide this amount, reserve some for garnish, if desired)
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled (reserve peels for garnish, if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 cup plant-based milk, protein-rich, unsweetened, plain (i.e. soy)
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Place pomegranate arils (reserving some for garnish, if desired), peel mandarin oranges, vanilla, tahini, plant-based milk, and ice cubes in a small blender.
  2. Process until smooth and well blended.
  3. Pour into 1 large glass (makes about 2 cups; may divide into 2 small servings if desired).
  4. Garnish with mandarin peel zest (shredded peel) and pomegranate arils, if desired.
  • Category: Smoothie
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 406
  • Sugar: 41 g
  • Sodium: 11 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 61 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 14 g

Keywords: vegan smoothie, healthy smoothie, pomegranate smoothie

Try some of my favorite plant-based smoothie recipes:

Green Pistachio Smoothie
Red Dragon Fruit Smoothie
Zesty Tomato Smoothie

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