DifficultyBeginner

I begin. most days with a smoothie. Why? It is an easy way to incorporate seasonally available fruit(or frozen organic fruit such as berries) and other healthy ingredients. Other than summer and fall when fresh local fruit is available, it's the primary way I enjoy fruit. Because of my digestion, I don't do well with heavy protein in the morning and I try to not mix fruit with protein(with the exception of a little collagen powder). Fruit contains a lot of fibre and for my digestion, and perhaps yours as well, I need to have it first thing in the morning to feel better throughout the day. One thing I almost always incorporate into my smoothies is ginger, a great anti-inflammatory. If you are able try to find organic ginger. I've noticed that it tastes much better than conventional ginger and it seems to last much longer. I always make at least 2 servings so one smoothie is ready to go in the fridge for the next morning. Be sure to store in glass jars.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time2 minsTotal Time7 mins

 ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Medium Pink or Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled, seeded and chopped in quarters
 1 1 1/2 inch (3.75 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and halved
 4 Medjool dates, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes, then pitted
 ¾ cup Unsweetened Macadamia nut milk or non dairy milk of your choice
 2 Scoops Plain Collagen powderhttps://www.vitalproteins.com/collections/best-sellers/products/collagen-peptides

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Place all of your ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for at least 2 minutes or until smooth. Since this makes 2 large servings you can place one serving in a glass jar with a lid until the next day.

Ingredients

 ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds
 1 Medium Pink or Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled, seeded and chopped in quarters
 1 1 1/2 inch (3.75 cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and halved
 4 Medjool dates, soaked in hot water for 5 minutes, then pitted
 ¾ cup Unsweetened Macadamia nut milk or non dairy milk of your choice
 2 Scoops Plain Collagen powderhttps://www.vitalproteins.com/collections/best-sellers/products/collagen-peptides

Directions

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Place all of your ingredients in a high speed blender and blend for at least 2 minutes or until smooth. Since this makes 2 large servings you can place one serving in a glass jar with a lid until the next day.

Grapefruit Pomegranate Smoothie with Ginger