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Beat the summer heat with this low-cal pomegranate and strawberry slush

Published on:7 March 2021, 11:00am IST
You make this pomegranate and strawberry slushie in only five steps! Trust us, it is the perfect way to cool off the summer heat.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Who would have thought summer will come in early this time? But ladies, whatever be the timing, this season is ideal to enjoy chilled desserts. We know a lot of you hold yourself back from indulging in these ice-creams and frozen yoghurts to keep your weight in check. That’s exactly why we have for you a slushie that’s yummy as hell, and hardly has any calories. Ladies, this time we have for you the pomegranate and strawberry slushie.

The best part is it’s quick, doesn’t require too many ingredients, and tastes awesome.

So, let’s get started! 

Here are the ingredients you need: 
  • seeds of two pomegranates
  • 5-8 fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Some pomegranate seeds and a slice of strawberry for garnishing
pomegranate and strawberry slush recipe
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Here’s the step-by-step recipe to prepare this slushie

Step 1: Take a blender, and add pomegranate seeds and strawberries to it. Blend it into a smooth paste.

Step 2: Take a sieve and pass this mix through it to remove the grains and waste.

Step 3: Add lemon juice, honey, black salt, and cumin powder to this mixture and stir it.

Step 4: Place this mix in a tray, and put it into the freezer for 30 minutes.

Step 5: After 30 minutes, gently scrape the mix using a fork and place it in a glass or ice-cream bowl. Garnish it with some pomegranate seeds and a strawberry slice.

Well, what can be healthier than this?

Here’s why this pomegranate slush is more healthy than those ice-creams and frozen desserts

Without a doubt, this pomegranate and strawberry slushie is extremely low on calories. That’s because it doesn’t have any refined sugar, dairy, or preservatives. In fact, all you vegans out there can totally nosh on this one!

Now let’s look at the list of nutrients it contains. Mind you, this list is endless, but we are going to share the major ones with you. Here’s what this slushie contains:

  • protein, carbs, and fibre
  • vitamin Bs (B1, B2, and B3)
  • vitamin C
  • vitamin E
  • folic acid
  • calcium
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • sodium 
  • zinc

You now know why we are fans of this amazing dessert!

pomegranate and strawberry slush recipe
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Also, there are two compounds that are found in abundance in pomegranate; these are punicalagins and punicic acid. They are both rich sources of antioxidants and fat, making this fruit super healthy!

Moreover, both pomegranates and strawberries have anti-inflammatory properties, so this slushie is great for people with low-immunity, arthritis, skin problems, joint ache etc.

In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, pomegranate can help minimize the symptoms of erectile dysfunction.

All in all, this pomegranate and strawberry slushie is lip-smacking yet a health- friendly solution for your dessert cravings. Do try it!

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.