The first memory I have of pomegranates is from the garden of my grandmother’s house. It is my favourite place to go during summer holidays. There used to be this beautiful garden with fruit and vegetable laden trees. Of all, pomegranate used to be my (and still is) favourite owing to its bright, vibrant reddish-pink pearls. Pomegranate is one fruit that is attractive inside out. Unlike some fruits, the edible part of a pomegranate is its seeds called arils(Brushing up on botany a bit 😛 ). Pomegranate is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and iron. It is considered a superfood owing to its high antioxidant capacity that is believed to be greater than that of wine, avocado, and green tea.
Including pomegranates in our diet benefits our health and skin in multitude of ways. Drinking pomegranate juice daily reduces the risk of heart attack, diabetes and cancer. Apart from boosting immunity and regulating blood pressure, it also helps maintain healthy skin and hair.
Nowadays, everyone is behind anti-aging creams and serums. None of us want to age fast. Did you know that pomegranate juice is an excellent anti-aging agent? It is powerpacked with antioxidants that slow down aging and help repair damaged skin.It helps control dark spots thereby giving the much-needed glow to your skin.No wonder many anti-aging serums have pomegranate seed oil as one of the constituents. I need not explain much about the benefits of mint. Mint is a soothing herb that works wonders for your body when consumed on a regular basis. It not only adds flavor to recipes, but also helps cleanse your stomach. It is an excellent cleanser and detoxifier. No wonder it is an integral part of many detox diets and recipes.
Coming to the recipe.. I’m a big fan of KFC’s virgin mojito. I wanted to try a similar one with pomegranates. The outcome of my trial was one totally yummy and refreshing drink.So, go ahead and make this healthy or should i say magic anti-aging drink 😉 .
- Mint leaves-1/4 cup
- Sugar/honey(optional)-1 tsp
- Salt-A pinch
- Water-1/4 cup
Deseed the pomegranate.
In a mixie/juicer, add the pomegranate pearls, mint leaves, sugar, salt squeeze a lemon and beat together
Filter it and serve chilled or as is.