SMOOTHIE SATURDAY: SUPERFRUIT POMEGRANTE
Early this week we posted our Eat Seasonably post, where we list what produce are in season. This has given us inspiration for this weeks smoothie recipe.
Here's what you'll need:
1 cup pears diced
1 large banana (3/4 cup sliced) or substitute this with 1/2 an avocado
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
1 cup ice
1 cup pomegranate juice
Blend & Enjoy!
Superfruits are rich in antioxidants and nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They also have the potential to provide benefits to overall health by affecting the cellular and molecular structure.
Pomegranate: One of the most recognizable superfruits available. The pomegranate juice, fruit, and skin is a source of antioxidants like polyphenolic flavonoids (catechins, ellagic tannins, and gallic and ellagic acids) and anthocyanidins that help to scavenge free radicals. The juice also provides Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, potassium and fiber when consuming the arils. This smoothie recipe adds juice and arils, so you get benefits from both. Pomegranates are in season so eat them now, while they're at their peak.
Pears: Packed with fiber - in a 100 calorie serving, pears contain almost 6 grams of fiber. Have a wealth of antioxidants and induce anti-inflammatory effects in the body, reducing the pain associated with inflammation.
Banana: Are also a superfruit loaded with potassium and resistant starch carbohydrates to help with a feeling of fullness.
Strawberries: Loaded with Vitamin C, fiber and an excellent source of folic acid.
Ginger: This unique root is a super food. It’s been used historically to aid in nausea, digestive issues, and pain from inflammation.
Try it and let us know what you think!