I woke up this morning to a grey, gloomy, chilly January day. This will not ruin my day. I had a few cups of – you guessed it – coffee. Deadman’s Reach Raven Brew to be exact. The back of the bag of Deadman’s Reach claims that it will “inspire great ideas and noble emotions” as well as “jump-start your mornings”. Well all righty then, I should be good to go after a couple of mugs of this stuff!
I have an acquaintance from the gym, where I must journey a few times a week, less my jeans won’t fit. She is big into smoothies, on a daily basis and always gives me a head’s up on her latest invention (HER jeans fit). This morning I was pondering smoothies and decided to try one myself. Last night I indulged in “Mexican Mocha Brownies” so today something healthy is in order.
Following is what I came up with. I used ingredients that were already in the frig or freezer. I love having a reason to open the doors on my new refrigerator and freezer. Silly, I know but the newness has not worn off.
Pomegranates are super foods because they harbor lots of calcium, potassium, iron and phytonutrients. Did you know they help protect our god and goddess bodies from heart disease, cancer and help slow down aging ? Well, I don’t know about you , but I like that idea. I like pomegranates so much I don’t even mind tearing them apart and separating out all those juicy, tart, good for me seeds. Perhaps a lesson on that another time.
This smoothie is a little tart, frosty, refreshing, and laced with tons of fiber from the seeds of the blackberries , raspberries, and strawberries in the fruit mixture. If you arelooking for a sugary concoction this will not be for you. If you are looking for a
wake me up, healthy, crisp smoothie this could be just what you are looking for.
1 cup pomegranate juice, chilled
1 6 0z. carton of low-fat, plain yogurt (I use Greek yogurt)
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
Place all ingredients in a blender, add several ice cubes and process until smooth.