I felt like something pink and sweet on this Valentine’s morning so I made this beautiful juice!
Originally from Persia, the pomegranate has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life for thousands of years. I’m always amazed at how nature gives us clues as to which fruit or vegetable is good for a certain part of our bodies. There is something heart-like about a pomegranate when you open it, with its blood-red seeds and white membranes. Pomegranate contains a unique compound called punicalagin, which is excellent for heart health. It lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and increases the rate at which arterial blockages melt away. The antioxidants in pomegranate also help to prevent stroke and heart attack.
Radishes eliminate toxins, aid digestion and prevent viral infections.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1 pomegranate, skin and membranes discarded (you don’t have to spend half an hour picking out every little piece of membrane – just the majority of it!)
1 lime (you can juice the skin)
1 medium cucumber
a few sprigs of mint
1 red pepper
Put everything through your juicer. Add ice if you like.
Health & happiness!