Warming, delicate, and remarkably refreshing, the secret to this winter warmer is the jasmine tea. Pair it with fluffy pajamas, cozy slippers, and a good book and you’ll be ready to step into snuggle central.
This warm winter smoothie delivers a nutritious dose of antioxidants in the form of our Organic Beet Powder, however, incorporating a superfood like beet into your morning routine isn’t solely about the nutritional benefits. What we really can’t get enough of is the delicate sweet yet earthy flavor and the subtle creaminess our Organic Beet Powder adds to this smoothie.
As with all our warming smoothie recipes, we recommend first blending all your room temperature ingredients with a splash of cold water and just a tiny bit of the jasmine tea. This creates a lukewarm mixture for your blender. Most blenders aren’t designed to blend hot ingredients—the pressure generated when blending hot ingredients can cause your liquid to spray everywhere upon opening, or worse, if you have a glass jug, your jug could shatter.
Top tip for getting the seeds out of your pomegranate:
Slice your pomegranate in half, loosely holding the cut side in the palm of your hand over a bowl. Whack the back of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon—the seeds will drop out into the palm of your hand and you can quickly tip them into the bowl below. This method is quick and results in far less staining from juice spraying everywhere. However, we still wouldn’t recommend preparing this one in your best white t-shirt!
- Seeds from half a pomegranate
- 1/2 Tbsp elderflower cordial
- 1 tsp Sari Foods Organic Beet Powder
- 1 Tbsp Sari Foods Organic Acacia Fiber (optional, but we like our smoothies creamy)
- 1 1/4 cups hot jasmine tea—you could replace this with green tea or your favorite herbal tea
- Place your pomegranate seeds, elderflower cordial, beet powder, acacia fiber powder (if desired) and apple in your smoothie maker. Add in a splash of cold water and a splash of the jasmine tea*
- Blend on high for a minute or two until everything is completely incorporated.
- Pour your smoothie into a cup and mix in the remaining jasmine tea.
*Many blenders or mixers aren’t designed to take hot liquids, so we absolutely recommend blending the ingredients cold and adding the warm water afterward. Hot liquid may shatter your jug (if it’s glass), or if not, pressure builds up inside the container and all your liquid can explode out when you open the lid—very messy, and not to mention dangerous!