Festive Holiday Fruit Smoothie
This Pomegranate Orange Cherry Smoothie feels like self care in a mason jar as I sit here menu planning the week before Thanksgiving. I’ve got errands to run, a grocery list a mile long for all of the upcoming food festivities, a house to prepare for entertaining, and lots of food prep to conquer. This is one of those gives you energy, helps protect you from getting a cold, and makes your body happy kind of smoothies — all the things you need in Fall and Winter.
This year, I’m not letting the to-do list overwhelm it me, I’m accepting help when offered and I’m taking some time for me along the way (all tactics I learned from the Make December Matter Experience) which means starting my morning with this festive, antioxidant rich smoothie. If you have overnight guests on Thanksgiving, serve this as breakfast before your feast as a light start to the day.
Fall/Winter Smoothie Recipes For Immune Health
Winter produce, you guys, wins for me. There are strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, mango people, and then there’s me. Give me all the citrus, apples, cranberries and pomegranate seeds on everything. I want it on salads, I want in on my entrees, and I want it in my smoothies. Because she knows me so well, my dear friend Tess, The Blender Girl, came up with this recipe with me in mind. My tribe ROCKS.
But seriously, this is my go-to Fall/Winter season smoothie, not just because it’s full of my favorite flavors, but because it’s packed with vitamin C (I seriously have NO time for a cold right now), and also packed with antioxidants that nourish my body with cancer-fighting, inflammation reducing and digestive health goodness.
Pomegranate Orange Cherry Smoothie Recipe
You’ll definitely catch me in the kitchen, Pomegranate Orange Cherry Smoothie in hand on Thanksgiving morning (and blending more up for my overnight guests), parade on the TV and the kitchen smelling festive.
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Tangy, festive vitamin C and antioxidant-rich smoothie packed with Autumn and Winter fruits.
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
- 2 medium oranges, peeled and segmented
- 1/4 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom, plus more to taste
- 2 cups (280g) frozen pitted sweet cherries
- Throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds, until smooth and creamy.