Got Pomegranate?

From Dr. Fuhrman’s newsletter Healthy Times:

Chocolate Smoothie

5 oz. organic baby spinach
½ cup soy milk
½ cup pomegranate juice
1 medium banana
1 Tbsp. natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups frozen blueberries
1 Tbsp. flaxseed, ground
First, liquefy spinach in soy milk and pomegranate juice in the blender. Add all remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. Serves 2.

Pomegranate Cocktail

1 oz. pomegranate juice
4 oz. orange juice
1 cup diced pineapple
Splash of lemon
4 ice cubes
1 pitted date
Blend ingredients in a blender or Vita-Mix and serve.

Pomegranate Poached Pears with Chocolate & Raspberry Sauces
Poached pears:
6 medium pears, ripe (still firm)
2 cups pomegranate juice
1 whole cinnamon stick
6 whole cloves
2 Tbsp. Goji berries (optional)
Chocolate sauce:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1Tbsp. Goji berries or 1 tsp. turmeric (to adjust color)
1 generous Tbsp. cocoa powder (or more for darker, stronger sauce; use natural cocoa powder, nut Dutch processed)
1-1/2 cups soy milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pitted dates
2/3 cup raw macadamia nuts, unsalted (or wash salt off)
Raspberry sauce:
10 oz. frozen raspberries (about 1-1/2 cups)
1 Tbsp. maple syrup (optional)
Poached pears:
Peel peas, leaving stems intact. Slice a little off the bottom of each pear so that they stand up. In a large saucepan, place pears standing up snuggly together. Pour in pomegranate juice and add cinnamon, cloves, and Goji berries. Gently simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes, until pears are tender. Remove pears and refrigerate until ready to serve. Reduce poaching liquid until it becomes syrup.

Chocolate sauce:

Place all chocolate sauce ingredients in blender. Blend until very smooth and creamy. Add more soy milk, if needed.

Raspberry sauce:
Defrost raspberries and blend until smooth. Push through sieve to remove seeds. Add poaching syrup and sweeten if necessary with maple syrup.

Pace a generous dollop of chocolate on dessert plate. Place pear on chocolate and drizzle Raspberry Sauce over pear. Serves 6.
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Jackie Danicki - October 3, 2006 8:01 PM

I'd love a post about Dr Furhman's take on juice in general. It's verboten in my diet (whole fruits and vegetables, fibre and all, are what I eat in abundance), so I feel funny about making a recipe with juice. I'd appreciate his guidelines.

row - October 4, 2006 2:43 AM

I saw dr joel fuhrman talk at the world vegetarian day in san francisco.It was a real pleasure to finally get to here him in person.If you get a chance to hear him at any of his up coming events,don't miss it and tell all your friends.
I got a chance to read his lastest news letter on childrens health, it was great. Go to his member center and get it,join to get,or get a friend that has a copy and ask them if you can read. You won't be sorry you did, you will want to give it to all your friends to read.
I wish there was a way for more people to read my post feel free to passs my reccomendation on.

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