11 July 2017

Pom Pops

Most of you know I’m a big fan of cold pressed juices. I see them as a really efficient way to get loads of readily absorbable nutrients straight into the body. Once summer comes I like to mix it up by making some cold pressed pops and this time I’ve been experimenting with pomegranate.

Why pomegranate?

It is a rich source of protective phytonutrients, anti oxidant and anti inflammatory compounds as well as a good source of vitamins C, K and potassium.

Ingredients:

Makes 6 pops (size will vary slightly between ice pop moulds)

The seeds (arils) from 1 organic pomegranate

100g organic watermelon

Half an organic cucumber

Half an organic lime

10 organic mint leaves

To remove the seeds from the pomegranate first cut out the flower shaped stem at the top. Next cut the pomegranate in quarters revealing the seeds and making them easier to remove. Pomegranate juice will stain so take care with your clothes and worktops.

Keep 1 tablespoon of pomegranate seeds aside. Juice the rest of the pomegranate seeds, the watermelon (including rind), cucumber, lime and mint in a masticating juicer.

Pour the juice into your ice pop moulds and add a few pomegranate seeds into each mould. Freeze for 3-4 hours until solid.

Enjoy with a side of sunshine!