Today we would like to give you this simple pomegranate blueberry juice recipe.
We combine the tart pomegranate with juicy, lightly sweet blueberries to create this refreshing drink. You may think this is a simple drink, but it’s more complex than that.
Besides the two main fruits, we also add lemon juice, sugar, and a touch of rosemary as a surprise factor.
The lemon juice and sugar balance out the tartness of pomegranate. And at the same time, the rosemary gives the drink a hint of aroma that puzzles your guests.
Here are a few facts about today’s drink.
Is Pomegranate Blueberry Juice Healthy?
Yes, our pomegranate blueberry juice recipe is healthy.
Every one of our recipes adheres to our healthy eating guidelines, which we built based on the USDA’s dietary guidelines.
According to USDA, you should only consume less than 10% of calories per day from added sugar. For example, if you plan to consume 2100 calories a day, you should consume less than 210 calories from sugar.
This is equivalent to about 50 grams, or 12 teaspoons of sugar.
We limit the amount of added sugar by using as little sweetener in the recipe as we can. In addition, we pair the tart pomegranate with sweet blueberries to give the drink a natural sweetness.
In the end, our pomegranate blueberry juice contains about 4.5 grams of added sugar per serving.
There are about 145 calories per serving of our pomegranate blueberry juice. Serving size is about ¾ cup.
This drink is ideal to pair with a protein-rich main dish and light side dish to create a 750-calorie meal.
If you love healthy pomegranate juice, check out our very own Orange Pomegranate Juice Recipe, and this pomegranate juice without sugar. We even have a collection of Top 10 Pomegranate Juice Recipes too!
Be sure to check those articles out later. But right now, let’s get back to today’s pomegranate blueberry juice recipe.
How to Make Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
Extract pomegranate juice: Place a piece of cheesecloth over a medium bowl. Add a handful of pomegranate seeds in the middle of the cheesecloth fold it in half.
Twist the cloth to wring out the juice. Continue with the remaining pomegranate seeds.
Juice the blueberries: Put blueberries and rosemary through a juicer and collect the juice in a pitcher.
Add water to the juicer: This helps further process the leftover blueberry flesh inside the machine.
Combine the juices: Add pomegranate juice to the pitcher.
Add sugar to the juice: Sugar can balance out the tartness in the juice.
Add lemon juice to the pitcher: This adds more depth of flavor to the juice.
Serve: You can pour the juice into 4 glasses and serve immediately or chill the pitcher before serving.
Here’s a quick tip. You can turn this drink into a pomegranate drink with alcohol using vodka. It’s great for parties and works in a healthy diet.
Tips for Making Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
1. How to Cut a Pomegranate
Some people may think pomegranate is a tricky fruit to cut, but it’s actually not. Here’s a detailed demonstration on how to cut a pomegranate:
- Using a sharp knife, cut off the stem end of the pomegranate. This will reveal its natural sections.
- Notice the shallow ridges that run from the sections on top of the pomegranate to the bottom. Take your knife and make shallow cuts following the sections and ridges.
- Hold the fruit over a large bowl and gently pry open the pomegranate with your fingers. Once you’ve opened the fruit, continue to pry the seeds out of the peels, removing any membrane.
2. How to Extract Juice from Pomegranate Seeds
As mentioned above, you can juice the pomegranate seeds by hand— this method is quite satisfying to do. But if you don’t have the time, you can always use either a juicer or blender.
- With a juicer: simply feed the seeds to the chute and extract the juice in a pitcher. The juice will come out a bit cloudy but the taste remains the same.
- With a blender: put the seeds in a blender and pulse a couple of times to release the juice. Strain the juice through a fine sieve, press the arils with a spatula to extract any remaining juice.
How Long Does Pomegranate Blueberry Juice Last?
Since pomegranate blueberry juice recipe is made from scratch and doesn’t contain any preservatives, it’ll only last 48 hours.
That being said, it would be best to drink it all up within the first 2 hours. After this period of time, the quality will decline quickly and the juice won’t be as delicious.
If you want to retain and prolong the quality of the juice, you need to store it properly. Pour the drink into a bottle or mason jar, seal it tight, and put it in the fridge.
Storing the drink inside an airtight container can slow down the process of oxidation. This helps keep the juice fresh for a while longer.
If you’d like to try out more drinks like this one, you can view all our recipes with pomegranate here.
Pomegranate Blueberry Juice Recipe
- 16 oz pomegranate seeds
- 8 oz blueberries
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp rosemary
- Extract pomegranate juice: place a piece of cheesecloth over a medium bowl. Add a handful of pomegranate seeds in the middle of the cheesecloth fold it in half. Twist the cloth to wring out the juice. Continue with the remaining pomegranate seeds.
- Juice the blueberries: put blueberries and rosemary through a juicer and collect the juice in a pitcher.
- Add water to the juicer: this helps further process the leftover blueberry flesh inside the machine.
- Combine the juices: add pomegranate juice to the pitcher.
- Add sugar to the juice: to balance out the tartness.
- Add lemon juice to the pitcher: this adds more depth of flavor to the juice.
- Serve: you can pour the juice into 4 glasses and serve immediately or chill the pitcher before serving.