Pomegranate and Ginger Juice Smoothie

Healthier Lifestyle Recipes

The Pomegranate and Ginger juice smoothie is refreshing, hydrating and has an intense aroma.

Pomegranate’s are often recommended as the “Brain Fruit” that is high in poly-phe-nols.  Polyphenols are an antioxidant known to help combat unstable molecules that can cause damage to your body over-time called free radicals. Improving verbal memory and increased functional brain activity.

Health Benefits of Pomegranate’s:
  • Pomegranate Juice Improves Your Heart Health: …Pomegranate and Ginger Juice Smoothie
  • Pomegranate Juice Improves Your Brain Health: …
  • Pomegranate Juice Maintains Your Blood Sugar Levels:
  • Pomegranate Juice Maintains Your Blood Pressure: …
  • Pomegranate Juice Reduces Risk Of Cancer:
  • Pomegranate Juice Helps In Treating Diarrhea And Dysentery:

 

 

Servings: 2            Calories: 150

 Ingredients: 
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 piece of ginger about 2 in. long
  • 2 pomegranates/ or 1 cup 100% pure POM juice
  • 10 ice cubes
Directions:  
  1. Juice the lemon
  2. Peel the ginger and cut into pieces, wash the pomegranates and open them.  Remove the white membrane from around the seeds.  Shake the seeds out into a bowl and juice in cetrifugal juicer with the ginger.
  3. Pour the pomegranate, ginger juice and lemon juice into blender with ice and blend.
  4. Enjoy!

This smoothie is also highly thirst quenching and an excellent beverage for re-introducing liquids into the body after an intense workout!

Healthier Lifestyle Recipes Heart Facts

 

Heart Facts:

 

 

Pomegranate:   Pomegranate juice can have a great impact on health, particularly on the health of the heart, by keeping the arteries flexible and decreasing the inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels. It is known to reduce atherosclerosis, which is one of the leading causes of heart disease. It lowers the risk of blockage in the arteries which can cause a restriction in the flow of blood to the heart and brain. In other words it has an anti-atherogenic effect on the heart .  It lowers the amount of LDL or bad cholesterol that is retained in the body and increases the amount of good cholesterol or HDL .

Ginger: Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems such as nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness and pain. The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form or as juice.

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