Both blueberries and pomegranates have very deep, powerful colors on their own. To match those rich palettes they also come armed with some strong and distinct flavors. So they seemed like a natural fit to be thrown into a smoothie together to duke it out in a flavor contest and see who would come out on top.
In this particular contest, I think the pomegranate flavor is what comes through the most. 
To be honest, I wanted to use the little ruby pomegranate gems in the smoothie. But my wife and I both tasted them and could not give sign-off on including them. They just didn’t taste right. So none of those red pips from all the photos on here actually made it into the smoothie. Don’t have to taste good to be a prop, right?
At first I was going to scrap the whole smoothie and move on to something else, but luckily I had also purchased some pomegranate juice when we went to the store. This deep red elixir made this smoothie possible. Thank you, past me, for having the forethought to buy pomegranate juice.
The smoothie itself ended up with a very appetizing purple tint that is hard to ignore.
Happy Blending!

​The Blue Pom

Makes about 4 servings.

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
2 cups blueberries
1 banana
1 to 2 cups ice

1. Add all of the ingredients in the blender in the order listed and blend until smooth.
2. Pour and enjoy.

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