•• Pomegranate – Raspberry – Smoothie ••

So, I had half a pomegranate sitting in my fridge for quite a while and yesterday morning I decided it was about time to do something about it.

Pomegranates are incredible. It’s not only their unique combination of crunchiness and juiciness but also their nutritional value that makes them so tempting and irresistible. In many cultures they are a symbol of hope and abundance but also a symbol of health. The health benefits of pomegranate are innumerable. Apart from being healthy, they are super delicious as well. Pomegranates also have antioxidant, antiviral and antitumor properties. They are said to be good sources of vitamins, since it includes vitamin A, C and E, as well as folic acid.  This fruit consists of three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea.  It is said to be a healthy powerhouse.The top 13 reasons you should include them in your diet are:

  • high in iron
  • anti-cancer benefits
  • improves skin quality – anti aging
  • protects against osteoarthritis
  • immune-booster
  • lowers cholesterol and blood pressure
  • supports brain health
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • dental protection
  • helps digestion
  • great for pregnant woman
  • destroys intestinal worms
  • increases your libido

Sound good? Well, then go and buy some pomegranates and give this powerful pink smoothie a go!

IMG_7646PomegranatesIngredients:

  • 1/2 a pomegranate, pitted
  • 1/3 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 tbsp light greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp almond butter

Directions:

Simply place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. If you like it a little runnier add some water.

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