Chia Pomegranate Smoothie

Disclaimer – This recipe was developed to enter a smoothie competition and fundraiser from POM Wonderful to help Diversify Dietetics. I was not compensated for my time nor did I receive any free products in exchange for this recipe. However, I am eligible to win prizes.

Plant Based Smoothies



In an effort to get our family to eat a bit more fruits and veggies, we developed this Pomegranate Chia Smoothie.

Made with just a few simple ingredients, it’s a quick and simple recipe that’s perfect for busy mornings. Or afternoons. Or Snacks. Or whenever you feel like a smoothie.

What plants are in this smoothie you may ask…

  • 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana
  • Chia Seeds

Pomegranate Juice

There has been so much research on the health benefits of pomegranate juice. Not to mention we love the tart flavor it adds to so many recipes.

Check out this Pomegranate Dressing we love for winter salads.

Chia Seeds

hearty healthy chia seeds

Chia seeds are a little seed that packs a mighty punch. They come from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, which is a relative to mint.

Did you know that Chia Seeds are a good source of Omega 3 fatty acids? They also contain fiber, protein, iron, calcium, zinc and magnesium.

As part of a healthy diet, research is potentially supporting a link between chia seeds and a decreased risk of heart disease due to their effects on lowering cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides. 

The secret to adding them to this smoothie is that you add them at the end, when it’s all blended up. Then you have to let the seeds sit and thicken up the smoothie.

Frozen Bananas

Tossing 1/2 a frozen banana in the blender makes this smoothie so thick and creamy. Not to mention a bit of vitamins and minerals, like potassium.

Just make sure you peel the banana before placing it in the freezer. We learned that one the hard way.

Chia Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe

Just a few simple ingredients and this plant based Chia Pomegranate Smoothie will not only wake up your taste buds but pack a nutritional punch at the same time.

chia pomegranate smoothie

Chia Pomegranate Smoothie

Just a few simple ingredients and this plant based Chia Pomegranate Smoothie will wake up your taste buds and become a go to breakfast.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 1 smoothie
Author Brynn McDowell, RDN at The Domestic Dietitian
  • 1/2 cup 100% Pomegranate Juice (POM Wonderful is our favorite)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  1. In a blender, add the pomegranate juice, frozen banana, and greek yogurt. Blend until smooth.

  2. Add the chia seeds and stir to combine. Let the smoothie stand in the fridge for 3-5 minutes to thicken.

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