Pomegranate Smoothie Secret ⇓

Pomegranate Smoothie with Coconut Water

1. How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

          I like a pomegranate. However, inconvenience to deseed it always stopped me from buying often this beneficial for health pom fruit. Christmas 2016 we received a large box of pomegranates from California as a gift and I had a lot of practice on how to open and eat this fruit. Also, pomegranate is so nice to use decorate salads, deserts, some meat dishes, make a smoothie (the recipe on the bottom of the page) and jello can be sweet and spicy. The example of use spicy jello, I make slightly spicy pomegranate jello to cover chicken liver pate, the layer is thin. The sour taste of pomegranate jello is so good in combination with chicken pate.

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Direction How to Remove Pomegranate Seeds

  1. Cut off top and bottom of the pomegranate. On the top, we can see direction membranes of the fruit.

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2. Cut skin vertically where is a membrane. Make loose by pulling fruit apart gently.

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3. The seeds ready to separate from the fruit or serve as is.

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4. If we have a lot membrane left, put seeds in water. From my experience, this step is not necessary for the preparation most the time.

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 Pomegranate seeds ready to use as garnish appetizers, desserts, meat dishes and much more!

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Photo pemegranate seeds ready to use

2. Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe with Coconut Water Recipe

       The issue with pomegranate smoothies is seeds. I tried a few times and don’t like but the solution is so easy and we can make a pomegranate smoothie really pleasant texture! The secret pomegranate smoothie is to mix seeds with ingredients 5 minutes or more depends on your blender. This way our pomegranate smoothie is really smooth and pleasant. We don’t have small pieces of seeds in the beverage and can really enjoy it.

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2. Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe with Coconut Water Recipe

Ingredients: For 1 person a pomegranate smoothie

1 large pomegranate (or glass pomegranate juice)

1/4 cup coconut water

1 tablespoon honey


  1. Mix in blender pomegranate seeds and  5 minutes or even more depends on your blender. Time is very important to get a nice consistency and break down seeds.
  2. Add honey and mix for 1 minute more.

In the photo below, I garnish smoothies with chocolate and fresh mint. Nice to garnish pom smoothie with shredded chocolate (photo below) so nice combination!

Pom Smoothie Garnish With Chocolate and Mint Photo

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The Photo Pomegranate Blooming On the Tree

         My friend Layla’s parents live in Azerbaijan (Russia’s neighbor country). They have a pomegranate tree in the garden, the blooming doesn’t have an aroma, my friend told me but very pretty. I asked to share photos, so the World can see how the pomegranate tree is blooming on my website page. So pretty!

Pomegranate Tree Blooming. The photo was taken in Azerbaijan

Pomegranate in Russia

           I am Russian and pomegranate is not exotic fruit to me as well not a stranger in my kitchen. Pomegranate is grown widely in South Russia from the Black Sea to the Caspian Sea. It is a very popular fruit and is widely available in markets of Russia includes far North of the country

         Culinary use in Russian cuisine mostly in sauces, juice, and desserts. Very often used to garnish dishes, especially for New Year Eve Holiday table. Recipe of jello from pomegranate includes in classic Russian cookbook Molokhovets “A Gift to Young Housewives”( 1861). The book available in English and you can buy it on eBay or Amazon. It was used in cooking for the elite in old days in Russia. An interesting and exotic ingredient in the recipe is orange flower water. I checked on Wikipedia and learned that orange flower water use widely in many cuisines as a natural aromatizer in desserts. I may try someday…

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2 replies
  1. Iryna
    Iryna says:

    Very helpful article! Thank you, Gala!
    I have got a present – smoothie maker. So will try your pomegranate smoothie recipe :)

    • Gala
      Gala says:

      Iryna, try and let me know how it comes out! Very important mix at least 5 minutes because seeds. I tried with different berries and fruits, so far this is the best mix. Gala


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