Pink drinks. It seems like they are the only thing I ever end up drinking. And I don’t have any desire to drink anything else. Who is with me here?
Oh my goodness people, look at those sexy pomegranates. I just want to take a moment before I go on my rant to marvel at its captivating color and appearance. Okay now we can stop.
But seriously, when I opened up that pomegranate and gazed in awe at all that was inside I became instantly happy. There was just something about that moment, seeing something so beautiful that immediately uplifted my spirits.
Also the fact that something so beautiful came out of nature always leaves me so stunned and amazed. Somehow the evolution of species and plants led to this remarkable and unique fruit they are just sooo cool. I have a little crush on you pomegranate.
And they are just so tasty. And PINK! Pink was always a color that put me in a good mood. Usually it’s yellow or orange or even red that people associate with happiness and joy (I really don’t like looking at yellow at all) but for me it is that deep, vibrant pink that make my cheek muscles start to ache as I am trying to resist an incoming smile (is it weird that I am constantly smiling while I’m writing this).
I’m actually not a huge fan of ginger. But as I am learning that there are a lot of benefits of eating ginger, I try to sneak it into some of my recipes where it will just give a little hint and not be so overpowering that I keel over (I really CANNOT handle spicy food, its pretty pathetic). This was really just the perfect amount! And that sage brought such a lovely aroma that really helped harmonize all the flavors and ingredients. Mmm these are so refreshing!
What are the things that truly make you really happy? I am thinking of starting a gratitude journal to write 5 things I am grateful for every morning to start my day. Definitely doesn’t hurt!
- 2 large pomegranates
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 2 oz. sage
- 2 bottles sparkling mineral water ice
- Cut your pomegranates in fourths and submerge into warm water. With your hands break the seeds out, removing the white fiber as you go (luckily they float in the water). Strain the pomegranates and transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- Measure out two cups of the seeds and add to food processor along with 1/3 cup water and pulse until smooth. Save the rest of the seeds for the garnish later.
- Put the pomegranate juice, lemon juice, honey, ginger and three sage leaves in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Allow this to simmer of a low heat for about 5 – 8 minutes. Allow to cool and strain the liquid into a small container.
- Add two tablespoons of the cooled pomegranate mixture to a glass and top up with a cup of sparkling mineral water. Serve with a sage leaf and about 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds. Repeat for the rest of your drinks and enjoy!
They are just GORGEOUS.