Pomegranate Smoothie - Dairy-Free

Gluten-free vegan pomegranate smoothie
Pomegranate smoothie- dairy-free bliss.


I'm delirious. I could blame it on the wind. There is a loco spring wind here in New Mexico, you know. And it can make you, well. Crazy. It rough rides up the Chama River like nobody's business and bitch slaps the mesa behind us. It buffets the casita absolutely senseless and whips tumbleweeds into missiles. I'm not kidding. There are moments when you wonder if the roof will lift off. 

You start looking out the window for flying monkeys

So you hunker down and pull out pots and pans to conjure mashed potatoes into colcannon just to cope. You bake comforting Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. You feel like whipping up your own brand of frenzy.

In the gentle guise of a vegan smoothie.

Because you crave pomegranate. We all know deep and vibrant hued fruits are good for us. You've read about all those studies, right? How all those yummy antioxidants and goodies like anthocyanin feed our brains and keep us sharp, on the edge, where we need to be?

Psychology Today reports that preliminary results indicate that people who eat a cup of blueberries a day perform 5 percent to 6 percent better than a control group on tests of motor skills. I'm not good at math (will blueberries help?) so I'm unsure if "5 to 6 percent better" is a huge deal, but. Hey.

For the sake of my asymmetrical motor skills (I was the geek who was never- ever- picked for any team in school) I'm willing to eat a few more blueberries, pomegranates and cranberries. Not because I harbor hopes of better motor skills.

But because they taste so good.

Pomegranate Smoothie - A dairy-free vegan recipe


This gorgeous-hued treat is more like a slushy than a creamy smoothie- though with more hemp or nut milk it could be nudged into said category. Play with it and see how you like it. I'm thinking of making this some warm and windy evening- and adding a shot of Chopin vodka to it. Or tequila. Hello.

For a single smoothie:

1/2 cup organic frozen peach slices
1/2 cup organic frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup organic unsweetened pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1/2 cup vanilla soy, hemp milk or non-dairy milk of choice

Toss the frozen fruit into a sturdy blender; add the pomegranate juice and agave. Cover and blend on high. It will be thick. Add the vanilla hemp milk. Blend. Add more liquid if you need it.

I served it slushy and thick and, Oh my- it was smoothalicious. Can you see me smiling?

Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

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Karina

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