Super Food: Pomegranate

Hey friends!

And I am 1 year older just like that. 😉

I really LOVED reading your comments on the giveaway. It was fun to hear about some great gifts! I even shed a few tears.

What can I say? I am an emotional person.

Speaking of—yesterday was fabulous. I had a great birthday!

Not only did I get a brand new eye/face mask, I slept in the next morning (my bday)–so I got 9+ hours of sleep. My husband is the bomb dot com.

And he decorated the door (which is a tradition in my family, thanks to my amazing mom):

I also ate some great stuff (more on that tomorrow).

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So I started a super food series (EGGS! KALE!), and today I am sharing with you another love of mine (and a super food)!

Super Food: Pomegranate

One of the things I wanted to do on my birthday was eat an entire pomegranate by myself.

I know, I know, I am such a daredevil.

I did it! It was so freaking delicious.

Pomegranates:

  • the season for this delicious fruit is September-February
  • the name comes from the medieval Latin meaning ‘apple seeded’ (source)
  • this fruit is rich in folate, vitamin C, potassium, and B5
  • the seeds are called arils
  • this fruit is high in antioxidants (read: linked to possible reduced risk of cancers when consumed)
  • pomegranate seeds play a role in the ancient Greek mythology story of Persephone and her mother Demeter (and thus the idea of seasons)
  • this fruit contains natural sugar, and really does taste like nature’s candy!

Pomegranate arils are tasty atop salads, eaten by handfuls, or dumped into smoothies.

Pomegranate juice is also popular (but make sure it’s 100% pomegranate juice with no added sugar), for it’s possible anti-cancer benefits.

Pick up a few this week at the grocery store.

You can thank me later for that recommendation. 😉

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Thankful Thursday

  1. I am so very thankful for my life. I feel very blessed….
  2. I am thankful for all the great friends, family, husband, siblings, Internet people, coworkers, fitness team members, etc. You ALL rock (and know who you are!) Birthdays remind you of all the special people in your life–and it’s fabulous.
  3. I am thankful for my NEW eye mask to help me sleep even better.

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P.s. Don’t forget to enter the Birthday Fun Giveaway! (It ends Sunday at 9 p.m EST)

Have a GREAT day!

How do YOU like YOUR pomegranates (arils)?? What are YOU thankful for?? 

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Comments

  1. i love pomengrantes! i do find that they are so hard to de-seed or peel or whatever you’re supposed to do to them so i usually buy them not in their whole form which is more expensive boo. do you have an easy way to get the seeds out?

  2. I am thankful for MORNINGS…yes, mornings!!! Each day I get to start new..with coffee, reading/catching up on blogs, exercise and yummy breakfasts (my favorite meal)…I love my MORNINGS!!

    😉

  3. I do love pomegranates, but I’m always nervous to buy them because I have no idea how to cut one up. I’ve only eaten them when they’re already cut up for me. Ha! I’ve had them on yogurt and ice cream before – yum!

  4. I’m so glad to hear you had an amazing birthday!! Yay! I’m not the biggest pomegranate fun, I guess it’s a texture thing! I do like them with yogurt though.

  5. I know pomegranates are so good for you, but I just don’t like the seeds! Haha I feel like I’ve tried to jump on this wagon but it just isn’t happening. But I like pomegranate flavored things…

  6. Julie F says:

    I love pomegranates. They are just so hard to peel? Is that what you call it?
    I love them just plain & on salads.

  7. I’ve never actually had pomegranates before- I haven’t seen them at my local supermarket so I’ll have to keep an eye out for them at the fruit store. It’ll be my goal to taste them 😉 Nature’s candy! Yum.

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