Skinny Ice-Tea // and // Soaked Oats (Feat. pomegranates)

Here are two pomegranate-incorporated recipes for you to try! Enjoy!

 

Homemade Skinny Ice-Tea (feat. pomegranates)

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(Photography my own)

Ice-teas are a delicious drink to enjoy all year around (that is if you´re like me and enjoy cold drinks even in winter!). The only problem with many store-bought brands, though is that they are packed full of sugar. This serves as a problem for those who are more sugar and health conscious.

The good news? Homemade versions of this yummy drink are a lot easier to make than you think! I have adapted this homemade ice-tea recipe from one my mom made a few years back.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4  pomegranate
  • 4 rooibos teabags
  • Water (I used 5 large-mug fulls)
  • Honey
  • Pomegranate juice (I used one large-mug full)
  • 1 whole orange (juice & zest)

Method:

  • De-seed your quartered pomegranate.  The seeds/ gems are wedged everywhere, so peal away as you will be surprised at just how many you can find! (This can get messy so make sure to wear an apron)
  • Boil the water and pop in your teabags and some honey (you may variate the amount of honey, depending on how sweet you like your ice tea). Allow to brew. Tip: it is better to use boiling water as the teabags infuse far easier this way
  • Let your mixture cool completely. Once cooled, pop it into the fridge to get cold for a while (leave your teabags in until the mixture is fully cooled)
  • Once chilled, remove your teabags
  • Pour in some pomegranate juice (you may juice a pomegranate or buy some at the store). The amount of juice you add may vary depending on how sweet you´d like it.
  • Juice and zest your orange and add these to the mix
  • Stir well
  • Add your pomegranate gems
  • Serve chilled

Overnight soaked oats feat. pomegranate seeds

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(Photography my own)

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, and as the saying  goes, should be eaten like a king.

I have got to be honest in saying that breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day. There are an endless amount of options to choose from, from cereals to fruit salads and muesli to crumpets drizzled with honey. One of the classics though, has to be old school rolled oats. I recently started making my oats a little differently after seeing a recipe for overnight soaked oats on @baking_ginger ´s Instagram. I have decided to adapt the recipe and feature the humble pomegranate as well.

Overnight soaked oats with pomegranate seeds:

Ingredients:

  • a cup of rolled oats (this may vary depending on how large a portion you´d like)
  • a teaspoon of peanut butter
  • some milk (this can be swapped out for coconut milk; almond milk or soy)
  • a splash of apple juice
  • a quarter banana
  • some pomegranate gems/seeds
  • some honey
  • cinnamon

Method:

  • Place the oats into a bowl
  • Add milk until the oats are covered (but not drowning)
  • Add a splash of apple juice
  • Add in a teaspoon of peanut butter and mix well
  • Allow the oats to soak up in the fridge
  • Once soaked, top your oats with freshly cut bananas and pomegranate seeds; a sprinkling of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey
  • (Add more milk if desired)

Enjoy!

Jessie x

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