Saturday Superfoods- Pomegranate Seeds

Because breakfast and bed are my two favorite things ❤️ Featuring some delicious stovetop oats with chopped apples, grapes, cantaloupe and (my new obsession!) pomegranate seeds!! so good! Oh, and PB2 for protein! #easyrecipe #plantsbased #plantsprotein #vegan #glutenfree #easyrecipe #stayinspired

“Pomegranates are like little explosions of awesome in your mouth.” -Tahereh Mafi
I adore pomegranates! They’re just so sweet and versatile. I honestly never knew anything about pomegranate seeds until recently. And let me tell you… when I tried them, I was hooked. They’re perfect sprinkled on oatmeal, mixed with PB2 for a healthy fruity dip, or even tossed into a harvest salad with apple chunks, walnut pieces and a drizzle of olive oil. Pomegranates are my new love …and rightfully so, they love me right back!!

Did you know that the pretty red color of pomegranates helps reduce muscle cramps while lowering cholesterol naturally? Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants which help to promote heart health, reduce plaque buildup in the blood stream, and prevent against certain diseases. One fruit has roughly 50% of your vitamin C needs, perfect for this time of year to prevent against the common cold. It’s even been connected to improved memory, reduced cancer risk, improved blood pressure, and prevention of arthritis.

All those benefits aside, pomegranate seeds are high in fiber and low in fat making them the perfect weight loss (or maintenance) food. Ancient Egyptians regarded the pomegranate as a symbol of prosperity and ambition. I think they were on to something! So what are you waiting for!? Grab some pom seeds and sprinkle them on your next salad, mix them into couscous or quinoa for a simple lunch, sprinkle them onto coconut ice cream for dessert, or simply eat them plain for a yummy little mouthful of awesomeness.

How about you? Have you tried pomegranate seeds? Do you love them as much as I do?



  • Reply Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian

    I’ve actually never tried pomegranate seeds, but after reading about all the benefits, I really should!

    November 21, 2015 at 4:34 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      You definitely should! They’re amazing!

      November 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Katerina

    I always love popping into your site and reading both your new posts and old posts! They are always so cute and very informational 🙂 I absolutely love pomegranate seeds they taste amazing. I have never tried them on oats though, I tend to just eat them by the handful :)!

    November 22, 2015 at 12:15 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Katerina!! You’re so sweet! …and yes, I adore these little sweet gems as well!

      November 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness

    I’m pretty much obsessed with pom seeds. I add them to everything – salads, oatmeal, even chicken! Great post!

    November 22, 2015 at 3:44 am
    • Reply Cailee

      Thanks Chrissa! …and me too! They’re so sweet and crunchy! Perfect combo!

      November 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm
  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family

    I was first introduced to pomegranate seeds in college by my roommate and I have loved them ever since! So delicious!

    November 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Aren’t they amazing?! I’m obsessed! 🙂

      November 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Carmy

    I haven’t but I’ll definitely give it a try!

    November 25, 2015 at 3:02 am
    • Reply Cailee

      You must! Hope you love them!

      November 25, 2015 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Jess @ Sweetest Menu

    I only recently discovered the wonder of pomegranate seeds – they are amazing! love them in a salad!

    November 27, 2015 at 10:38 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      YES! They are so perfect in a salad!! YUM!

      January 20, 2016 at 5:38 am
  • Reply Marisa

    I’ve never actually tried pomegranate seeds but they look so pretty and after seeing this post I’m inspired to go to the store and buy some 🙂

    December 21, 2015 at 9:16 pm
    • Reply Cailee

      Yay!! I’m so glad! You will LOVE them! Can’t wait to hear what you think of them!!

      January 20, 2016 at 5:37 am

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