Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie

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Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie is a healthy and delicious smoothie with tropical flavors. Enjoy it for breakfast or a mid-day snack.

Here are a few more healthy smoothie recipes that you may like: Kiwi Quencher Tropical Smoothie, Banana Cinnamon Smoothie, Mango Magic Tropical Smoothie, Lychee Smoothie, and Tropical Dragon Fruit Smoothie.

Pomegranate plunge tropical smoothie served in a glass.
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About Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie

Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie is a refreshing, healthy, and unique recipe prepared with pomegranate arils, pineapple, banana, strawberries, yogurt, maple syrup, and coconut water.

It is popularly sold at Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a restaurant franchise in the United States.

This pomegranate smoothie is rich in antioxidants, low in calories, and perfect for a weight-loss diet.

Enjoy this 5-minute smoothie for an on-the-go breakfast or a mid-day snack.

Ingredients

This recipe uses seven simple ingredients: fresh pomegranate kernels, pineapple, banana, strawberries, yogurt, maple syrup, and coconut water.

I freeze the pineapple, banana, and strawberries to make a super creamy smoothie.

Use plain yogurt, vanilla yogurt, or Greek yogurt.

You can peel the pomegranates and store the kernels in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. Use them whenever you are ready to make this pomegranate plunge smoothie recipe.

How To Make Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie

Place 1 cup of pomegranate seeds in the jar of a powerful blender and blend for 30-40 seconds until mostly liquified. 

Pomegranate arils added to a blender.
Blended until smooth.

Note: If you don’t like small pieces of pomegranate seeds in your mouth, you can strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer at this stage.

Add the following ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut water

Tip – If the frozen fruits are too hard, then thaw them for 10 minutes.

Remaining ingredients added to the blender.

Add some more coconut water if the smoothie is too thick. Check for the sweetness and add more sweetener if needed.

Pour the smoothie into serving glasses and serve immediately.

Ready pineapple plunge tropical smoothie.

Variations

You can skip maple syrup if the sweetness from the fruits is enough for you.

You can replace maple syrup with honey (not vegan). Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.

To make this tropical smoothie recipe vegan, skip adding yogurt completely or replace dairy yogurt with any vegan yogurt.

Coconut water can be replaced with orange, pineapple, cranberry, or apple juice.

You can also add your favorite whey protein powder and sip the smoothie as a pre or post-workout snack.

Add chia seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds, etc, to enhance the nutritional value.

Greens like spinach and kale are also a great addition.

Nut butter like peanut butter, almond butter, pistachio butter, etc can also be added.

You can add fresh ginger, turmeric powder, acai berry paste or powder, and beetroot powder to this recipe.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to easily peel pomegranates?

Wash the pomegranates and wipe them using a kitchen cloth.
Now cut the pomegranate in half, horizontally, using a sharp knife.
Keep a large bowl on the kitchen counter and hold half the pomegranate over the bowl with the cut side down.
Now, start hitting the pomegranate with something heavy. I used my rolling pin, but you can also use a meat tenderizer. Keep rotating the pomegranate as you go.
The arils will start to fall in the bowl. Keep hitting until all the seeds are collected in the bowl. If a few seeds are still left, remove them using your fingers.
Discard any white membrane that has fallen into the bowl. The membrane (pith) gives the juice a bitter taste, so it must be discarded.
You can deseed the arils, store them in a container, and refrigerate them for up to 2 weeks.

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Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie is a healthy and delicious smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Enjoy it for breakfast or mid-day snack. (gluten-free, can be easily made vegan)
5 from 1 vote

Pomegranate Plunge Tropical Smoothie Recipe

Pomegranate Plunge Smoothie is a healthy and delicious smoothie loaded with tropical flavors. Enjoy it for breakfast or a mid-day snack.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup peeled, cubed, and frozen pineapple
  • 1 peeled, sliced, and frozen large banana
  • 5-6 frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ cup coconut water
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Instructions 

  • Place pomegranate seeds in the jar of a powerful blender and blend for 30-40 seconds until mostly liquified. 
  • Note – You can strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer at this stage if you don't like small pieces of pomegranate seeds coming into your mouth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Tip – If the frozen fruits are too hard, then thaw them for 10 minutes.
  • Add some more coconut water if thesmoothie is thick for your liking. Check for the sweetness and add more sweetener if needed.
  • Pour the smoothie into serving glasses and serve immediately.

Video

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Notes

You can skip maple syrup if the sweetness from the fruits is enough for you. You can also replace it with honey (not vegan). Sugar-free substitutes like stevia or monk fruit also work fine.

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 62mg, Potassium: 347mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 87IU, Vitamin C: 34mg, Calcium: 99mg, Iron: 0.4mg
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