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Home Recipe for Jamba Juice’s Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up

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One sip and I knew I had to create one to enjoy at home! With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep, this dreamy smoothie is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. My recipe is slightly different than Jamba’s.  I used blueberry pomegranate juice as the base and added lots of frozen blueberries and strawberries, plus a little raspberry sherbet.  The skinny for an 8 ounce serving, 175 calories, o fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.  Although it’s just an 8 ounce serving, it’s really enough and very satisfying.  Happy blending!

Prep Time:  5 minutes


Ingredients

¾ cup blueberry pomegranate juice

1¼ cup frozen strawberries, unsweetened

¾ cup frozen blueberries, unsweetened

⅓ cup frozen raspberry sherbet


Instructions

1. Place all ingredients in a blender.  Puree on high until completely smooth.  You might need to shake blender a bit to loosen up or stop blender to mix with a spoon to break up fruit.

Makes 2 servings (1 cup each)


Food Facts

A smoothie is a drink that’s usually made with fruit and blended with milk, yogurt, sherbet or ice cream.

Sherbet is a frozen mixture of sweetened fruit juice and water.  Sometimes it contains milk, egg whites and/or gelatin.  Sherbet is lighter than ice cream and works well in a smoothie.


Healthy Benefits

Pomegranate juice is so good for you.  Numerous studies have shown that it can help prevent heart disease, protect against some cancers and help in lowering bad cholesterol.

Pomegranate and blueberry juices are both good sources of antioxidants, vitamins C and K.  Pomegranate juice is also a good source of folic acid and copper.  Blueberry juice is a good source of manganese.


Shopping Tip

Pomegranate juice is extremely popular and is available in most supermarkets.  It’s often available mixed with other fruit juices such as cherry, tangerine and my favorite, blueberry.  Pom Wonderful is one of the popular brands available in most supermarkets.


Weight Watchers (old points)
3

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
5

Skinny Facts: for 1 (8 oz) serving
175 calories, 1g fat, 1g protein, 44g carbs, 5g fiber, 11mg sodium, 33g sugar
FAT FACTS: for 1 original size of Jamba Juice’s Pomegranate Pick-Me-Up
370 calories, 2g fat, 3g protein, 85g carbs, 4g fiber, 50mg sodium, 75g sugar

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