Pomegranate Recipes Roundup

Pomegranate Recipes Roundup

I realized that my love for pomegranates has turned into an obsession. Going back through the recipes I’ve posted over the years, I’ve found that pomegranates are one of my most reoccurring ingredients, and honestly, can you blame me? I even found a new way of introducing pomegranates to my kids when some of my favorite pomegranate recipes aren’t always picky-eater approved. I put all the pomegranate seeds on a cookie sheet and froze them and my son couldn’t get enough. 

My pomegranate recipes started with my Pomegranate Salsa back in 2014, and this year I’m adding my Rosemary Pomegranate Spritzer to the list.  This recipe is similar to my Pomegranate ACV Mocktail but the rosemary addition makes it o so much more seasonal and delicious. You can always make either of these into a fun adult beverage if you choose. I hope that you will cook your way through all of my pomegranate recipes. Keep scrolling to find them all: 

Pomegranate Salsa, Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Tarts, Chocolate Avocado Dessert Nachos, Superfood Muffins, Pomegranate ACV Mocktail, Rosemary Pomegranate Cheeseball, and Festive Beet and Pomegranate Bruschetta 

 

Pomegranate ACV Mocktail - 2O19

Festive Beet and Pomegranate Bruschetta - 2O18

Chocolate Avocado Dessert Nachos - 2O18

Rosemary Pomegranate Cheeseball -2O17

Superfood Muffins - 2O15

Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Tarts - 2O15

Pomegranate Salsa - 2O14

Yields 1

Serves 8 oz

Rosemary Pomegranate Spritzer
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 full Rosemary sprigs
  • 2 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 6 oz Sparkling Water
  • Pomegranate Arils and Rosemary Sprigs (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. To make the Rosemary simple syrup: Add sugar, water and rosemary into a small saucepan, stir to combine. Heat on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase heat until boiling, then remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes. Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons rosemary simple syrup to pomegranate juice and sparkling water. Mix to combine.
  3. Optional: Add ice, garnish with rosemary and pomegranate seeds.
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I wanted to make sure that you could find all of my favorite pomegranate recipes in one place and hopefully add a few new ones to your favorites list. If you are looking for information on the best ways to pick a pomegranate and how to extract the seeds, from the pomegranate, check out this post

 

3 Gut Healthy Cocktails

3 Gut Healthy Cocktails

The other day we were sitting on our back patio. In the distance you could hear the happy tune of the ice cream truck weaving it’s way through our neighborhood.  This was Leighton’s first time experiencing this, and as it grew louder she became more curious.  Finally, as it was nearing our house, she asked me with a confused look what the noise was.  I turned to her and said, “it’s the sound of summer”. She of course was neither amused nor satisfied with that answer.

Honestly, I have zero desire to rush out and grab an ice cream from these trucks for anything other than nostalgia. But you know what would be amazing? An ice cream truck that dished out cocktails, or even better healthy cocktails. Right? Every mom’s dream! So far, I’m not ready to take on that business endeavor, but in case someday my dream becomes a reality, I’ve rounded up my go-to drink recipes for summer. There’s an extra kick– they all have nutrition and gut healing benefits too. There is a recipe for everybody from young children to adults; keep reading to find the one that suits you! 

Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

 

Who should drink me:

  • Anyone and everyone looking for a sweet treat! Even (my) picky kids like it! 

 

Nutrition benefits:

  • The fiber from the banana, avocado, spinach and cacao nibs can help keep your gut healthy
  • Healthy fats from avocado and cacao nibs for heart health
  • The smoothies is filled with antioxidants as well!

 

This smoothie is a great way to add in extra nutrients while keeping you cool. All the nutritional benefits of a salad, but it tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream! This still qualifies as a healthy cocktail right? 

Healthy Cocktail
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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1 8 oz serving
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Servings: 8 oz serving
Instructions
  1. Lightly blend spinach and almond milk together first.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except cacao nibs. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in cacao nibs and pulse a few times.
  4. Serve immediately.
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Pomegranate ACV Mocktail 

Who should drink me:

  • Anyone looking for a flavorful and refreshing, yet healthy cocktail

 

Nutrition benefits:

  • Probiotics in ACV with the “mother” help support a healthy digestive system
  • ACV can help to balance stomach acid which aids in digestion 
  • High in antioxidants from the pomegranate juice and apple cider vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar may help control blood sugar after a meal

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Pomegranate ACV Mocktail
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  1. Stir all ingredient together.
  2. Serve chilled or over ice.
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Kombucha Mule 

Who should drink me:

  • Anyone looking for a healthier new cocktail to share with friends

 

Nutrition benefits:

  • Probiotics from the kombucha can help support the good bacteria in your gut
  • This mule has less sugar than a standard cocktail

Healthy Cocktails
Kombucha Mule
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4 4 oz servings
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  1. Mix well. Serve chilled or over ice with lime wedges.
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Now, I can’t wait to hear, which one is the right one for you? 

Kombucha Mule

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Kombucha Mule
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4 4 oz servings
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Kombucha Mule
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4 4 oz servings
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4 4 oz servings
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Servings: 4 oz servings
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  1. Mix well. Serve chilled or over ice with lime wedges.
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Pomegranate ACV Mocktail

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Pomegranate ACV Mocktail
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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie

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Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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1 8 oz serving
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1 8 oz serving
Healthy Cocktail
Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
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Servings
1 8 oz serving
Servings
1 8 oz serving
Ingredients
Servings: 8 oz serving
Instructions
  1. Lightly blend spinach and almond milk together first.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except cacao nibs. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in cacao nibs and pulse a few times.
  4. Serve immediately.
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