Key Beauty Ingredient: Pomegranate
Found in the writings and artifacts of many ancient cultures and religions, the pomegranate (Punica granatum) is native to Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich fruit has been esteemed as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life.
Pomegranates contain high levels of flavonoids and polyphenols, potent antioxidants offering protection against heart disease and cancer. Supplementary health benefits of pomegranate include lowering of blood pressure and compounds found in pomegranate contribute to cardiovascular, nerve and skeletal health. The pomegranate fruit offers a hub of health benefits and should maintain a permanent spot in your healthy body regime and in your smoothie recipes.
Antioxidant Rich Pomegranate Smoothie Recipe
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 banana
- handful of spinach
- 1 tablespoon of flax or hemp seeds
Add pomegranate juice, frozen raspberries and banana into the blender. Add in a heaping tablespoon of flax seeds or hemp seeds. Toss in a handful of spinach and blend until smooth. This recipe serves one smoothie equaling about 2 cups.6