Loving the BITE: Ultimate Pomegranate Crunch Smoothie

To get those delicious seeds out: 

  1. Cut off the crown at the end
  2. Lightly score the rind in several places around all the way around the fruit
  3. Immerse it in a bowl of water for 5 minutes
  4. Hold the fruit under the water and break it apart, separating the seeds from the membrane.  The seeds will sink while the membrane floats.
  5. Skim off and discard the membrane and rind (really, you’ll impress people with this one).
  6. Pour the seeds into the colander, drain and pat dry.  A medium pomegranate provides approximately ¾ cup of seeds.
  7. Eat as a snack or as part of a meal.  For upcoming Holiday dinners and parties, simply set a bowl of pomegranate seeds out on the table with a serving spoon.

To juice:

  1. Roll a pomegranate on a hard surface.  Press down and squeeze repeatedly until soft.
  2. Puncture the skin and bore a hole into the fruit.
  3. Simply cut it open or even stick a straw in it!  A medium pomegranate should yield approximately ½ cup of juice.

To make life a little easier:  Some stores are now offering frozen pomegranate seeds, no cutting, peeling or fetching the seeds necessary.  If you live near own, many Trader Joe’s and Costco carry frozen pomegranate seeds.

Don’t wait…Pomegranates are here for a limited time only!  The pomegranate season lasts from September through December.  Buy them now, and you can actually store them in your refrigerator for up to 6 months without shrinking or spoiling.  And, you’re in luck: the fruit improves with storage.

It’s time to add some crunch to your smoothie and pomegranate seeds + cocoa nibs are the ultimate in crunchy smoothies.  This one will give you a good jump-start of energy for the day or help your muscles recovery after a hard ride.

Fuel Your Ride.  Nourish Your Body.

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  • Vira

    This looks delicious.I will Try For sure.Very nice info using pomegranate