March 20, 2012

Pomegranate Orange Crush — juicy joy to help fight aging


Warm, breezy afternoons. Golden sunlight. Drinks and laughter. Sweet melody of wind chimes. Eternal optimism of spring showers and lovely rain speckled windows.

Ha, the promise of springtime.

After the winter repose, sprightly spring brings in a flurry of activities.
Last weekend was filled with positive energy, books and music, romantic roses, family and friends, a late afternoon picnic in the hillock of Aspire zone, and a lovely stroll along the picturesque garden, wood-chipped track and delightful lake in the park.

Must confess, I enjoyed the girly gossip with my sisters-in-law as much as the wind tousled hair and scenic landscape. And most of all the beautiful things, I was really drawn to the vision of the burning sun sinking below the horizon to mark the end of a beautiful day.
And yet, despite all the fleeting feeling of goodness, it’s difficult not to be put down by the challenges I’ve been facing lately. Blogger had been acting weird, and I’m technically, er, frustrated. This’s the reason why I skipped a post last week. The reason why I’ve been staying away from the wonderful blogosphere and your lovely blog sites. Thankfully, things seem to be back to some semblance of order now, and I popped in to say hello.

There’s nothing like starting your day with fresh, healthy food. Like this raw, freshly-pressed, antioxidant rich juice. A liquid refreshment to toast the new season.
I’ve been too much into juices and smoothies lately. Each time I made a drink, I couldn’t help taking new pictures to give life to my old recipes. Like this and this.

Nourishing flavors of fresh pomegranate mingled with zesty orange gives this glass of vibrant drink a refreshing and perfect pick-me-up taste.
Pom is touted for its health benefits. It’s said that pomegranate juice has three times more antioxidants than green tea or red wine. Like watermelon, it’s called “natural Viagra”. So you may want to consider putting down that cup of tea or coffee, and going for a tall glass of this antioxidant rich sip. Moreover, pomegranate is a natural sweetener, so no need to spike up the calorie content by adding extra sugar in your drink.

And yet, as in most cases, there’s the good, the bad and the bottom line. See, juicing has its disadvantages. It’s higher on calories and natural sugar, plus lower on fiber when compared to eating a whole fruit or vegetable. Moderation is the key—at the same time, it’s definitely healthier to go for a glass of juice instead of reaching for a mug of coffee or a bottle of pop. And if you are not the person who enjoys eating whole fruits and veggies, then juicing is a fun way to include them in your diet.
If you are put off by the hassle of prying arils from fresh pomegranate, there are two options: you can either juice pom in citrus juicer just like oranges, or work with the fruit in a bowl of cold water—the arils sink and the pith floats, making it much easier to separate them. Just be careful, the bloody red juice can stain your clothing.

Juice away and fill your body with potent antioxidants in one tall glass of bliss, a.m. or p.m.!

Pomegranate Orange Crush

Ingredients

Serves 2
Prep: 10 min

1 ½ cups fresh pomegranate arils
2 seedless oranges
slice of orange, and pom arils, for garnish
Directions

Peel the oranges, cut into chunks and feed half of them through a juicer, followed by pomegranate arils, then the remaining oranges; stir to combine. Serve immediately garnished with fresh pom arils, and orange slices. Serve with ice, if desired.

Alternatively, cut the oranges and pom into half and juice using a citrus juicer. Stain with a mesh strainer, and pour into glasses. 
And now I’m jonesing for some juice again. But this time I’ll go try a whole new exotic blend.

Thirsty for more? Check here. Also, check my fb page for scrumptious hot chocolate recipe.

49 comments:

  1. So wonderfully clicked.... I just love the snap of pomegranate being cut n it's juice split on floor... Really amazing shot... Will try this juice definitely...

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  2. So wonderfully clicked.... I just love the snap of pomegranate being cut n it's juice split on floor... Really amazing shot... Will try this juice definitely...

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  3. Excellent photography Nashi.. You should send these to some photography contests.. I bet you will win!!
    Serve It - Stir Fried

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  4. Gorgeous pics nashira! love the drink's colour.

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  5. Awesome clicks...Lovely mix of colors in the juice..

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  6. delicious combination and pictures

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  7. Gorgeous clicks and fantastic drink!

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  8. wow am impressed for the pics, the recipe and the write up......bringing me to mood now1 he he...love the pics dear....

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  9. Fantastic clicks, very refreshing and healthy..

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  10. Gorgeous pics Nash :)

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  11. This lovely crush sounds irresistible.

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  12. mmmmm.... lovely colors. I will be always waiting for your new posts to see amazing snaps. Excellent photographic skills dear. A simple and easy thirst quencher.

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  13. Looks so refreshing, easy and healthy!

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  14. Gorgeous clicks as usual and that is a refreshing juice. Perfect for the start of a day

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  15. I felt energized and refreshed just by looking at the photos...I'll be 10 years younger if I take a sip. I love that! Thanks for the post!

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  16. Gorgeous and wonderful treat to the eyes n perfect summer drink!!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful,Nashi! Not only eye candy, but I'm sure that flavour combination rocks!

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  18. gorgeous click Nashira. an amazing juice and the pictures make it look like one pretty must try!

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  19. lovely clicks dear.....healthy juice...

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  20. Lovely photographs, lovely words...loved this line of yours ''Warm, breezy afternoons. Golden sunlight. Drinks and laughter. Sweet melody of wind chimes. Eternal optimism of spring showers and lovely rain speckled windows.'' a few words thrown together creates such magic :-) And the juice is so vibrant, I would drink it for the colour itself :-)

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  21. Love the vibrant colours!

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  22. very refreshing and beautiful clicks

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  23. Beautiful clicks and refreshing drink.

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  24. Excellent clickcs and delicious juice..wonderful post..
    Anjana

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  25. Those bright red pommegranate pearls look awesome... Good that you are enjoying spring :)

    Ongoing Event: Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy

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  26. new combi and lovely captures!

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  27. Looking at all those photos has already made me feel happy and young ;-)

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  28. yummy!!makes me feel refreshed already!

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  29. A book and that drink is all I need now. I love anything with citrus in it :) This looks superb refreshing and the photos are so gorgeous with such bright light.

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  30. ooh..this so reminds me of Istanbul..with fresh pom juice everywhere, readily pressed in a jiffy! but your pics are much, much more delicious looking than the street juice!

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  31. nice idea..thanks for sharing....

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  32. I need a tall glass of this right now! Looks so refreshing :)

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  33. Delicious juice and what a bright color!!! Love the pics!

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  34. awesome..awesome..awesome.... loved the drink...perfect for this season

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  35. looks so refreshing & pretty, lovely pics (esp the cut pomogranate)

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  36. Gorgeous pics! Looks so refreshing. Each pic is superb!!!

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  37. Looks so delicious and bright! I don't think I can give up my coffee, but that looks amazing!

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  38. Gorgeous clicks, juice looks so yummy n refreshing.

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  39. This splashy juice stole m heart

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  40. “natural Viagra”? Now that I hadn't heard yet!

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  41. Wow, I didn read the write up but the pics were hot nuff to make me lose my mind!!!

    Congrats on being featured. Many more to go!

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  42. Pomegranat is such a pretty fruit and it even tastes amazing. I like the idea of the orange pomegranat crush and since my juicer is repaired, I ll be able to make your juice. thanks for the inspiration! ;)

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  43. Yummy mocktail and delicious clicks. Want some now :D

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  44. WOW Magic in a glass of juice:) The colour is absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure the combination of orange and pomegranate is wonderful. I'm definitely trying this one. Thank you!

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  45. this looks DELICIOUS!!

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A million thank you's for stopping by, taking the time to connect, and coming back to visit again. I genuinely appreciate each of your kind thoughts, lovely words, love and support. Happy, happy to hear from you, and hope to see you again!

♥ Nashi