The first time
I had a pomegranate was 3 years ago when one of my favorite Starbuck's baristas
spent Thanksgiving with us and she brought an amazing fruit salad. She told us
how she and her sister would sit on their front step as children with a towel
on their lap to catch the juice as they ate pomegranates.
Two years ago
I found this great video from Steamy Kitchen on how to open a pomegranate without the mess.
Thanksgiving as I was thinking about our menu I realized how beige Thanksgiving
is: potatoes, corn, turkey, rolls, stuffing, and decided to add some color with
I found the
Zen Deep Green Blend from Earthbound Farm with Asian greens, tender baby spinach and bold baby kale. I cut some broccoli into small pieces,
sliced a few Brussels sprouts and added pomegranate. It was delicious! The
little spurts of juice from each aril were perfect with the leafy greens.
I used the
method shown in the video and it was extremely easy!
Protein: 1.5 g
Vitamin C: 8.9
Very high in
antioxidants which help to fight cancer
pressure and cholesterol
protect against depression and osteoporosis
effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as skeletal health
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