GURPAREET BAINS' INDIAN SUPERFOOD

Pomegranate Yogurt

Ginger-Infused Yogurt with Honey and Pomegranate (Serves 2) – This recipe is an extract from Indian Superfood (Absolute Press)

We all know that pomegranate is charged with antioxidants that have a similar effect on free radicals as a raging bull has on innocent bystanders, sending them running for cover. But how do we muster this pomegranate bloodbath in a practicable manner? Well, this recipe is my answer, and it achieves for the taste buds what a ‘kick in the ass’ would do for me. Each and every mouthful bursts full of sweet and sour pomegranate pearls, combined with ambrosial honey and ginger yogurt that bites. A marvellous, antioxidising breakfast treat that’s ready to eat at the ‘speed of light’; it regulates blood sugar levels, soothes a feisty tummy and will even help you look your best. What more can one ask for? And, if you’re a wimp or simply not looking for too much excitement first thing in the morning, you can always replace the pomegranate with blueberries or dried fruit and nuts.

1 pomegranate

300ml natural yogurt

½ teaspoon ground ginger

6 teaspoons honey

Cut the pomegranate in quarters. Using your hands or a teaspoon, gently scoop out the seeds and set aside.

In a bowl, mix together the yogurt, ginger and 2 teaspoons of the honey, stirring until smooth.

Pour the mixture into bowls serving glasses. Top with the pomegranate seeds and remaining honey and serve.

One serving = 45%+ RDA antioxidants

Antibacterial

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Antifungal

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Anti-inflammatory

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