Pomegranate Banana Smoothie

Happy Monday everyone.  We had a beautiful weekend, hope you did too!  Today we feature a fabulous smoothie to kick your week off right!!!

It is autumn and the proof is in the pomegranates.  They are everywhere!  I love them and have been thinking of how many ways I can use them.  There is an amazing sale on them this week, so we are stocking up.  Did you know a pomegranate will last up to 2 months in the refrigerator and up to a month on the counter?  Also that you can remove the arils (seeds and the surrounding water-laden pulp) and freeze them? I can't tell you all the ways that I can think of using these.  Smoothies, cocktails, sauces, salad dressings, pies, savory dishes...

AboutPomegranate.com provided these wonderful facts;  pomegranate is not only delicious but one of the most nutritious fruits to eat. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B5, potassium and also polyphenols, a potent form of antioxidants. It is also considered one of the high-fiber fruits. A ½ cup of pomegranate arils contains only 80 calories, but is packed with 5g of fiber and 180mg of potassium.

Today we are sharing our favorite smoothie this season (although I am sure there are plenty more to come) Pomegranate Banana Smoothie.  As Chad put it:  its perfect.  Don't change a thing!  I hope you enjoy it, it got rave reviews from all 3 of us.  Em drank almost a whole glass on her own!!!  Enjoy!

Pomegranate Banana Smoothie    Makes 2 - 8 ounce servings

1 banana, frozen in pieces (at least 1 hour)
½ cup ice3/8 cup  non fat, plain yogurt¾ cup fresh pomegranate juice (seeds can be included, if you choose)
Blend, serve, enjoy!!!

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com