Good Morning y’all! Hope you are having a marvelous Sunday. For those of you that follow Fit and Clean on Facebook, you already know this news, but for those of you that don’t, I received free samples of POM 100% Pomegranate Juice in the mail this week, and was so excited to try it, because I recently became a fan of pomegranates over Christmas. Remember this picture?
Those are pomegranate arils (the inside that you scrape out and eat). I loved them! When POM contacted me and wanted to know if I wanted some samples I didn’t think twice about it, because I’d never tried the juice before!
The juice arrived in the mail a few days ago:
inside were some of these:
and of course, I had to take a picture of me with one, LOL! It is, after all, my first samples!
I liked the juice, personally. It’s not overly sweet like apple juice or grape juice. It’s sweet-tart. It tastes just like pomegranates, which it is 100% pomegranate juice. If you like pomegranates, you’ll like the juice, and if you’ve never had pomegranates, I urge you to try the juice. Other facts about POM juice: (included in literature sent to me along with the juice)
100% made in the USA
more potent antioxidants then red wine, grape juice, blueberry juice, cranberry juice, green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E
I do believe that the juice will make really great pomegranate margaritas. Recipe to come soon!
This morning for breakfast I wasn’t as hungry as usual (I suspect because I did some snacking last night…helllo cookies! ) Those weren’t good for me. Well, moving on…
One egg, 3 egg whites, real parmesan cheese, half a blueberry bagel with blueberry all fruit. Oh, and Tabasco Chipotle hot sauce. If you like hot sauce, that one is fantastic. I recommend it! It has a bit of sugar, but how much are you going to use? Probably not a ton.
I hard-boiled some eggs…I buy a lot at once, so I don’t have to keep going back to the grocery store…
I don’t know how fresh they are, but I get them at WalMart for about $2.25. A good deal for an ideal protein source.
I had a salad with leftover roasted turkey for lunch:
It wasn’t very creative, I’m afraid. Salad, turkey, green peppers and Annie’s Goddess Dressing. This is what happens when you cook a 22 pound turkey. You eat it for a week!!!
Dinner was homemade turkey soup (it turned out really well!) and homemade mutli-grain bread.
Of course, I have to show a close-up of the soup, because as y’all know, sometimes things turn out, and sometimes they don’t…and this time it did!
Ingredients: turkey, celery, carrots, onion, egg noodles, thyme, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper. Doesn’t get any cleaner than that!
Before I forget, before and after pictures of the bread:
I decided I was also going to make some sort of chocolate dessert concoction. I made raw orange chocolate brownies. Mostly Averie’s recipe , but with a twist of my own!
Into the food processor went regular dates from Whole Foods, walnuts, dark agave, dark cocoa powder, vanilla, and pure orange oil:
Granted, my food processor doesn’t make things as smooth as a Vitamix would, but it does an ok job…
I put it in a dish to put in the freezer and made a “frosting” which consisted of organic Whole Foods chocolate chips. It ended up looking scrumptious!
I will let you know how they taste. They tasted really good on the spoon last night!