With only 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to prep, this dreamy smoothie is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. One sip and I knew I had to create one to enjoy at home. My recipe is slightly different than Jamba’s. I’m using blueberry pomegranate juice as the base and adding lots of frozen blueberries and strawberries, plus a little raspberry sherbet. The skinny for an 8 ounce serving of this delicious smoothie is 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
¾ cup blueberry pomegranate juice
1¼ cup frozen strawberries, unsweetened
¾ cup frozen blueberries, unsweetened
⅓ cup frozen raspberry sherbet
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)
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.
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.
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