How to Seed a Pomegranate

I’ve been on a huge pomegranate kick lately and it’s totally a good thing.  They are both sweet and tart and they have so many uses.  They are such beautiful pieces of fruit and full of antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and fiber.  They are in season now so stock up and get your fill.  You can use the arils (their seeds) in cereals, oatmeal, yogurt, salads, drinks or just snack on them plain.  Some stores will sell the arils alone so there is no need to do anything to them but I prefer to buy the whole pomegranate and seed it myself just because it’s a little more fresh.

Caution:  Make sure not to wear anything white or anything that you don’t want to be stained.  Also make sure to wipe up any juice immediately so that it does not stain countertops, etc.

Begin by cutting the pomegranate into quarters

 

Then place the quartered pomegranate into a bowl of water and remove the seeds from the membrane under the water to reduce the mess. The membrane will float and the seeds will sink.
One average sized pomegranate will give approximately 2 cups of seeds
so beautiful and delicious

Lately, I’ve been making overnight oats and putting the pomegranate seeds in there.  It is so delicious and a great morning treat.  The overnight oats are a great way to get a quick healthy breakfast in with so many ways to vary the flavors.  You simply soak the oats in a liquid overnight and add any other spices, fruits, or whatever to it and it’s quick and delicious when you wake up in the morning.  I’m a lover of cold foods so this is right up my alley.  I’ve been using almond milk with some Greek yogurt and a little bit of chocolate whey protein powder to keep me full for a longer period of time.

Ingredients you will need, but this can be adapted
not too pretty looking, but trust me, it’s pretty tasty
Just mix everything together and refrigerate until morning

Overnight Oats

Ingredients

¼ cup quick cooking or instant oats
½ cup almond milk
1 Tbsp plan non-fat Greek yogurt
¼ tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp pumpkin pie space
Half scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
Handful of pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Mix everything together in an air tight container and refrigerate overnight
Enjoy the next morning!
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