Keto Pomegranate

Keto Pomegranate Cocktail – In honour of Persephone

Keto Pomegranate cocktail will be another relieve for all of Ketonians who miss fruity flavour during the hot summer days. Let’s face it, with all the great nutrients from meat, fish, eggs you simply miss a touch of antioxidants and vitamin C from Keto-friendly fruits.

This summer I am doing and I recommend to all women over 40 years of age a Mediterranean Carnivore + low glycemic index fruits. This combination gives me so much energy and great feeling. I literally eat lamb, mutton, seafood, eggs, goat and sheep dairy, and then I treat myself with a taste of berries, lime, lemon with spices and herbs. It works miracles for me!

Roberta

Why Pomegranate is really welcome on Keto Mediterranean diet

You presumably understand that fruits are not a significant element on a ketogenic diet. The modern fruits are frequently GMO or treated with pesticides. They are too high in carbs, which promptly convert to sugar in our body. There are only several fruits you can consume in small quantities, and you can read more about this in this link.

Fortunately, you can enjoy the flavour and richness of vitamins from pomegranates as one other fruit that is submissive on Keto. This alien-looking fruit was adored by Ancient Greeks. Their tiny seeds, called arils, are bound in precious nutrients and antioxidants! As you know, nothing prevents the damage on the cellular level as the antioxidants!

Beautiful Ancient Greek myth about Pomegranate

Mighty King of all Gods, Zeus and the kind goddess of crops, Demeter, conceived a daughter named Persephone. On a very beautiful spring day, while she was picking wildflowers she was kidnapped by Hades, the god of the underworld! Her mother Demeter, troubled by the accident, rambled all over the world, trying to find Persephone.

The sun (Helios) sees everything

On her journey, Demeter encountered Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft. She told her to ask Hellos, the Sun who sees everything from the skies. Bright and mighty Helios told Demeter the truth. At that point, Demetre went to Zeus to seek for help. Zeus was Persephone’s father, however, he was also Hades’ brother. unfortunately, Zeus refused to mediate! so Demeter went into a deep depression and stop giving the power of Earth to grow crops. This created the threat to the humans and animals race because nothing could blossom or grow. Not grass, not leaves, not crops.

Hades and Persephone

Zeus, who adored humans, had to do something. He sent graceful Hermes to the Hades kingdom, the underworld, to bring Persephone back. When she was rejoined with her beloved mother, Demeter questioned her if she had eaten anything from the underworld. Persephone revealed that she had only eaten a pomegranate seed. She also said that Hades insisted on this!

Keto pomegranate
Keto pomegranate cocktail

The birth of seasons

This was a hidden trap by Hades. A legend says that if you eat the seeds of the underworld, you have to remain there. Because of this, Persephone was obliged to go back to the underworld during the winter! She would be the wife of Hades during the winter, and she would spend summers, springs and autumns with her mother.


While Persephone is with Demeter and Zeus on Olympus the ground is fertile and the crops grow! When she returns to the underworld, the earth becomes cold, covered in ice or snow, and nothing grows on it.

Keto Pomegranate cocktail that will teleport you to health

No, we are not recommending you to go and purchase pomegranate juice. We really want to encourage you to explore the magic of your kitchen. A good blender will give you the ultimate ingredient to this wonderful Keto pomegranate cocktail. By blending, you will extract all the goodies from the seeds.

Of course, all cocktails contain more than one ingredients, that’s why we invite you to be creative and make your own antioxidant and vitamin bomb. Of course, you will have this after your Keto meal, or even during! In the fasting period, think about Persephone and her days in the underworld! Some myths say that she loved Hades and she actually wanted the winter to last a bit longer 😉

Pomegranate as the antidote for insulin resistance

Keto Pomegranate cocktail can serve as a great remedy! In fact, pomegranate seeds contain advantageous phytonutrients that can improve the production of new pancreatic cells. These cells are in charge of producing insulin. Pomegranate seeds are consequently extremely valuable for an individual who is pre-diabetic or has developed diabetes.

Keto Pomegranate Cocktail

Recipe by Roberta KapsalisCourse: Keto beverage, CocktailCuisine: Keto MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking timeminutes
Calorieskcal

Ingredients

  • 60g (2.2 oz) pomegranate seeds (preferably wild pomegranate)

  • 4 tbsp lime or lemon juice

  • 30 g (1 oz) dried sea buckthorn (if you can’t find these gems, you can use dried chokeberries or cranberries)

  • 200ml (6.7 fl oz) rosehyp tea (infused then cooled down)

  • 12 ice cubes

  • fresh peppermint leaves, lemon slices, and pomegranate seeds for decoration

Directions

  • First, prepare a well infused rosehip tea. leave it to cool down totally. Ideally, you will prepare this a night before.
  • Soak the pomegranate and sea buckthorn seeds in the rosehip tea and leave it at room temperature for 20 minutes.
  • Now blend this mixture so that all the goodies from the seeds get extracted. Strain the mixture.
  • Place ice cubes in tall glasses. First add your pomegranate and sea buckthorn mixture.
  • Add lemon or lime juice on top. If you are not a fan of tart feeling, you can add some liquid stevia or monk fruit.
  • Decorate your cocktail by adding some pomegranate seeds, fresh peppewrmint leaves and slices of lemon.

Notes

  • This cocltail contains: Omega 3, omega 7 and omega 9 from Sea buckthorn