Friday, October 13, 2017

Pomegrantes are Back in Season!

This is the time of year to take advantage of the nutritional benefits of Pomegranates!  Pomegranate is great blood builder, as it strengthens both red and white cell counts.  So, if you are looking for adrenal balance and blood sugar stabilization, turn to pomegranates.  Pomegranates' high quality glucose also make them a brain food, helping with focus and concentration. 

Try this easy, quick recipe below and I promise you, will be satisfied.  Heaps of juicy pomegranate seeds and a smooth layer of creamy chocolate go together beautifully in this treat.  Offer it as a gift, or make it for those moments when you're craving an indulgence you can feel good about.  

                                                  Pomegranate Bark

10 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips (at least 60% cacao)
 1/4 cup coconut oil
 1/4 cup maple syrup
 2 cups pomegranate seeds

Stir the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat until the mixture in melted and combined.  Add the maple syrup.  Spread an even layer of melted chocolate on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.  Press the pomegranate seeds firmly into the chocolate layer.  Place in the freezer and allow to set at least 30 minutes.  Break apart and enjoy!

If you have trouble getting all the seeds from the shell.  I found this great gizmo below that works perfectly.  This can be found in the produce department in most stores, especially this time of year.

This recipe is taken from the book, Life Changing Foods, Save Yourself and the Ones You Love With the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits and Vegetables by Medical Medium, Anthony William.  This book offers 50 different types of fruits and veggies to consider incorporating more into your diet. Furthermore, he adds in the emotional and spiritual aspect of these foods.  I found it a fascinating read!

Here is an excerpt on the emotional support of pomegranates:  
Pomegranates make for a critical food for the person who struggles with impatience on a daily basis --- and doesn't believe her or his impatience is the problem, but rather everyone else is to blame.  If you know someone like this, offer her or him a pomegranate.  It will shift the energy and point your companion in the direction of composure, compassion, and patience.  If you feel that someone's impatience is directed at you and it's throwing you off your game, turn to pomegranates to help you keep your equanimity and focus.

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