Monday, March 30, 2009

Health Food For Lazy People


In my married life I've progressed from barely being able to cook, to cooking almost everything my family eats. We've never been big on fast food restaurants, but I have bought pre-made foods to put in the freezer, either because I didn't know how to make the item, or because I wanted something on hand for when I was too rushed or too lazy to cook.

I have learned that there is a high price to pay for my laziness, though. Not only is the pre-made food more costly, it also usually comes stuffed with sodium, high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated fats, and assorted multi-syllabic preservatives. Although it might seem like treat food, that's really no way to treat my family.



When I was approached by POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and asked if I'd like to try their product, I was cautiously optimistic. I'd heard good things about it, but had never experienced it for myself. I was amazed. It tasted just like eating a pomegranate, but without the mess. I looked at the label, bracing myself for the ever-present high-fructose corn syrup. It wasn't there. The ingredients list says: 100% pomegranate juice from concentrate. Woo hoo! Healthy food for a lazy girl!



Not only is it pure juice, but they have done millions of dollars of research to learn all the health benefits of their juice. Tasty, convenient, and good for you. Better and better.

As I rolled the flavor around on my tongue, I tried to figure out how I wanted to play with this juice. Their website has lots of recipes to try, but what I really wanted to make was a sorbet, something that just said a loud and emphatic Pomegranate! This is what I came up with. It's awesome. Incredibly easy to make. Sweet, tart, tangy, and oh so refreshing. Plus you can feel good about eating it, because you know every single thing that went into it.

POM Sorbet

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 cup POM Wonderful juice

1- In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside to cool.

2- Combine the cooled sugar syrup with the lime juice and the POM juice in a bowl. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.

3- Freeze the juice in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Here's to making REAL food, even during our lazy streaks ;-)

POM sorbet?? So refreshing!!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

It is really good stuff! And so kind to your heart too!

Mandy said...

Lynn, I was offered the POM samples too, but was too lazy to do anything with them. Your sorbet looks so refreshing. Now I wish I haven't drank them all up..

Elyse said...

Mmm, this looks fabulous. I love a nice, refreshing sorbet!! And the color, of course, is just gorgeous!

Melinda said...

I agree with Elyse. It looks so refreshing I probably wouldn't mind it is doing me some good!

Katrina said...

Mmmm. I'll take a scoop, please!

Natashya said...

Mmm, that does look so very refreshing and healthy too!

Maria said...

My kind of recipe. Looks wonderful!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

That really does sound refreshing! I love pom juice.

Aimée said...

Yum! I'm getting thirsty just reading this!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing the juice. It did the trick and now I want to buy some :-)

CookiePie said...

WOW - that looks soooo refreshing and delicious!

Dave Jones said...

wow...it looks so delicious as well as healthy.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm like you--I cook all the time now! This looks fabulous!

Peabody said...

It was good marketing for them. Ever since they sent me some I buy it all the time now. :)
Your sorbet looks very refreshing...too bad you don't have the weather to go with it.

Abby said...

What a gorgeous color! I see this juice all over the place (big bottles of it in Costco). I'll have to try this when the weather warms up!

kickpleat said...

Mmmm, this sounds so refreshing!

Pomengranate said...

Even though many don't know Asian countries have been using pomegranate as a medicine for many diseases for decades. Finally the miracle of pomegranate has reached the western world too. Thank you for sharing this information with us.

Ann said...

I made this over the weekend. It didn't last an hour. I'll have to make more and hide it in the chest freezer. Yum yum!