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My New Favorite Juice – Pomegranate Juice

9 Oct

I recently discovered pomegranate juice.  I hadn’t tried it before because the POM bottles were so outrageously expensive in my local supermarket store – almost $9 for a small bottle.  Thanks to my trusted COSTCO, now I can get delicious pomegranate juice at a more reasonable price.

I like pomegranate juice for several reasons…

  • It’s deliciously sweet and tart at the same time. It reminds me a bit of cranberry juice.
  • It’s has antioxidant properties.
  • It’s great to drink by itself or to mix into fruit smoothies.
  • It’s super refreshing in the summer heat.

But, just like yoga… this is something you need to experience.  If you have not had pomegranate juice, I urge you to try it.

My next step… doing something with the actual fruit.  They look so pretty and jewel-like…

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Antioxidant Shake

19 Sep

Berries are the fruits with one of the highest contents of antioxidants.  Antioxidants are the substances that  help our body fight the effects of aging.  So, if you want to stay young and pretty, we need to consume foods with a high antioxidant content.

According to various sources, the foods with the most antioxidant content are:

When I looked at the list I was pleased because I eat all of these foods on a pretty constant basis.  So I am well on my way to maintain my youthful appearance – hopefully!!

I want to share with you another one of my fruit smoothies that is chock-full of berries – perfect as a breakfast drink or as a late night treat too.

 

 

ANTIOXIDANT SHAKE

5-6 strawberries
2 handfuls of blueberries
8oz pomegranate juice
¼ cup of yogurt or kefir
2 tbs agave nectar
5-6 ice cubes
  1. Mix everything in a blender and enjoy.

 

I love the berry flavor of this shake.  I also make it sometimes with pineapple juice and the taste is just as good.  I do not strain it, as the seeds tend to go to the bottom of the glass, but I would strain it if you add raspberries – their seeds are just to big and they feel grainy when drinking.

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