Detox Pomberry Smoothie

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This week I made a delicious, nutritious, and satisfying Detox Pomberry Smoothie. I call it Pomberry because the smoothie features pomegranate juice and berries. After the indulgent holiday season, I think I can speak for many of us when I say January is the time to get your eating habits back on track. This Pomberry Smoothie is an excellent way to detox if you splurged over the holiday’s.

I hope everyone had an amazing holiday this year. For Christmas, Kieran and I flew back to my home state of Illinois, and stayed with my family in a Suburb an hour away from Chicago. We laughed, we drank, laughed some more, drank some more, laughed, drank, and feasted like kings. We indulged in steak, lobster, Italian beef (because Italian Beef SUCKS in Portland), Chicago style pizza, turkey, ham, wine, beer, rum, and an array of Christmas cookies and deserts. I “tried” to calorie count over the holiday, but failed, miserably. I went WAY over my calorie allowance 3 out of the 5 days we were home. I could sulk and beat myself up over the calories I consumed, but I refuse. I’ve been doing an amazing job counting calories since I first started a few months ago, I’m not going to freak over a couple bad days. However, now that I’m home in Portland, and the holiday’s are over, it’s time for me to refocus on counting calories and continue reaching my weight goals.

So, to kick off the New Year, I’m detoxing with a Pomberry Smoothie! This delicious smoothie features pomegranate juice (100% real pomegranate juice, no sugar added), pineapple, blueberries, spinach, chia seeds, and a banana.

Detox Pomberry Smoothie

Each ingredient found in this smoothie has a plethora of nutritional goodness.

Information found on the Google Machine:

Pomegranates have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid. This fruit consists of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. It is said to be a healthy powerhouse.

Pineapples have a wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate. Studies have shown pineapples help with digestion, inflammation, lowers blood pressure, ect.

Blueberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and are high in manganese. Vitamin C is necessary for growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. Manganese helps the body process cholesterol and nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein. Blueberries are also a good source of dietary fiber.

Spinach is full of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins A, B2, C and K, and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and protein. They are loaded with important nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. Chia seeds have been found to be heart healthy, lower pressure, inflammation, help reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Banana’s are a very good source of vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper.

This Detox Pomberry Smoothie is a nutritional FORCE to be reckoned with.

Pomberry Smoothie

After Kieran and I flew home from Illinois, we made this Detox Pomberry Smoothie for our dinner the following night. It’s a PERFECT meal supplement when you need to occasionally rebalance your diet after the holidays. And let’s get real, shall we? Most of us will be drinking our liver’s off on New Year’s Eve, so this Pomberry Smoothie will make you feel better if you drink if for breakfast on New Year’s Day 😀

When we drank this smoothie for dinner, I thought for SURE I would feel hungry 10 minutes later, but the opposite happened! Not only did I feel content, but I felt great! After 5 days of heavy drinking and eating rich foods/deserts (seriously, my family knows how to throw down) I felt sluggish and gross. A half hour after consuming the Pomberry Smoothie, I felt reenergized and genuinely better overall.

I’m a big fan of smoothies, yet oddly, don’t make them that often. Hopefully this will change as I push for a healthier year because they’re easy, healthy, and delicious! Speaking of being healthy, this is the first time I broke down and bought chia seeds (because they are expensive little fuckers) so I’m looking forward to adding them in additional recipes as well!

Pomberry banana Smoothie recipe

I hope you guys/gals had a fun (and delicious) holiday season with family and friends. If you hit the bottle too much, ate one too many holiday cookies, and need a good detox, blend up this deliciously simple Pomberry Smoothie. Your body (and probably liver – if you’re anything like me) will thank you for it.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Detox Pom-Berry-Banana Smoothie

Pom-Berry-Banana Smoothie


  • 1 cup (8oz) pomegranate juice (use 100% real, no sugar added juice)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ½ cup chunks of pineapple
  • ½ pint of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups spinach


  • Add the ingredients, to a blender, in the order they are listed.
  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Calorie Breakdown

1 cup (8oz) pomegranate juice (use 100% real, no sugar added juice)….. 150
1 tablespoon chia seeds…. 60
1/2 cup chunks of pineapple…..37
1/2 pint of blueberries….. 115
1 banana…..105
2 cups spinach…..14

Total calories if you drink the entire batch… 481 (perfect for meal replacement)
If you split the batch in half…240.50
If you split the batch into fourths…. 120.25

*Note, I am not a nutritionist, nor am I pretending to be. I found the calorie counts by reading the nutrition labels, searching Google, and using my Lose It! app on my phone.

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