Image: Leah Kuhne
After too many indulgent holiday dinners, countless potlucks, bottomless celebratory drinks and a myriad of cookies and confections, something refreshing and light is in order this time of year. This smoothie has all the flavours of the holidays, without the butter, cream and gravy. It's light and refreshing, not too sweet with a hint of citrus and mint. The best part, you probably already have these seasonal ingredients on hand.
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- ⅓ cup plain 2% Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp liquid honey
- 1 clementine, peeled and segmented (be sure to remove any seeds)
- 4 fresh mint leaves
- ½ cup cranberry cocktail
- 3 to 4 ice cubes
Put everything in your favourite super blender and blitz until smooth. My blender had no problem crunching up the pomegranate seeds, but you can always pour through a fine mesh sieve before serving.
For those who love green smoothies, add ¼ cup packed, chopped, stemmed kale or spinach to make this extra healthy!
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