This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach is a beautiful and healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It's paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!

When you think of Christmas I’m guessing smoothies aren’t the first food to come to mind. I totally get that, but hear me out! Around here we drink smoothies all year long! I love creating yummy blends with both fruits and colors that encompass the current season. This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with spinach includes two of my most favorite winter produce items…beets and pomegranates! Plus, doesn’t the color  just scream “Christmas?!”

I am totally into special occasion breakfasts. I love a pile of french toast or a giant cinnamon roll as much as the next person. However, the number of special celebratory days in December can get a little out of hand. There are tree lightings, visits with Santa and holiday parties etc. etc.

This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie is a super fun & healthy breakfast that won’t leave you too sugared out to enjoy the rest of the treats that make Christmas so special. It’s loaded with antioxidants, fiber, fruits and veggies so you can start the day energized! Plus, if you give it a fancy name like Santa Slush or Rudolph Fuel your kids will totally buy in and love it. When I served it to my tribe Gabe exclaimed, “Mom this is so good! Can you make it every day?!” Sure Gabe, I’d be happy to… 🙂

This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach is a beautiful and healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It's paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!

Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie: Method & Substitutions 

This recipe is literally as easy as putting all your ingredients in your blender and turning it on! Nothing fancy and it takes like 3 minutes to make! As always, I recommend using a Vitamix to make this beauty.

Here are are few possible substitutions that could be made to this recipe! Thankfully smoothies are always so customizable!

Almond milk. My milk of choice when it comes to smoothie making is always unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You can literally substitute any milk of choice in this recipe and it’ll still turn out fantastic! Just be sure to choose an option that complies with your dietary needs.

Honey. If you like your smoothies a bit more tart you can absolutely omit the honey. I have found that in order for my kids to love smoothies I need to add at least 1 TBS of honey. Feel free to use maple syrup to keep it vegan!

Spinach. Any leafy greens work well in this recipe! I suggest spinach if you want them to be undetectable!

This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach is a beautiful and healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It's paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!

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Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie

A healthy and vibrant smoothie perfect for breakfast or a snack! 

Course Breakfast, Drinks, Snack
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into the container of your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender).
  2. Blend starting on low speed and increasing to high for 60-90 seconds or until smooth.
  3. Pour and serve immediately!

This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach is a beautiful and healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It's paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!

#Eat Seasonal December

This  brought to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Head over to her blog to learn what’s in season in December {hello pomegranates}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in December from some seriously talented bloggers! Click check out the hashtag #eatseasonal for some serious fall cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Beet & Pomegranate Green Smoothie by JoyFoodSunshine

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette by Flavor the Moments

Mini Fruitcakes by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Red Kuri Squash and Fennel Soup with Savory Granola by Floating Kitchen

Garlic and Herb Twice Baked Baby Potatoes by She Likes Food

Roasted Butternut Squash and Grape Crostini by Vintage Mixer

If you want to stay connected or you make something from JoyFoodSunshine I would love to see your creations! #joyfoodsunshine

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This Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach is a beautiful and healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It's paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!