Who Are You Calling Cheater?

I don’t know what your feelings are on fruit juices, but I personally, would prefer to get my produce from food if possible. But the antioxidant load and novelty of pomegranate juice has always intrigued me. So when Ryan from POM Wonderful contacted me about sampling the juice after I met one of his co-workers at FitBloggin’, I knew it was time to give it a shot!

After taking a straight swig of the juice, I knew it would be best to use it as a mixer with another drink or as part of a recipe. POM juice doesn’t taste bad on its own at all; it’s just a bit overpowering for me. Sometime soon, I’m going to mix a bit of POM juice with some flavored seltzer for a summery low-calorie spritzer! 

Earlier this weekend, however, I stumbled upon a delicious-sounding, pomegranate juice-including recipe in a cookbook I received at FitBloggin’ from a blogger over at Diets in Review. Destiny? Perhaps!

I think this recipe is called “Cheater’s Gelato” because it’s so simple to make. You won’t feel cheated when eating this—the serving size is double that of a traditional ice cream serving!

Cheater’s Gelato (Adapted from The 1,500-Calorie-a-Day Cookbook)

  • 2 1/2 cups frozen strawberries, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut peaches
  • 3/8 cup POM Wonderful juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Splenda or Stevia
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients in a blender, stopping the blade and stirring when necessary to push the frozen pieces toward the blending end. Add 1/4 cup of water while mixing if you prefer a more liquified product (or icy after freezing).

Place leftovers in the freezer for later if there are any!

This recipe makes 2 one-cup servings that contain 150 calories and less than one gram of fat. Plus, the fruits pack in a huge amount vitamin C which is great for tissue growth and repair! Perfect for a spring or summer post-workout treat.

Do you have a favorite nutritious warm weather treat?

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