Winter Fruit ~ Cranberries & Pomegranates!

Cranberry Pomegranate Relish

Here is an extremely easy recipe that can be adjusted to suit your tastes. Feel fry to add or switch the fruit including other berries like blackberries, blueberries, or strawberries. This dish was so good, it didn’t need any spices but cinnamon, vanilla, or a dash of nutmeg would be tasty as well!

With their deep, dark red color, pomegranates and cranberries are excellent sources of polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals essential for the body, which all help to reduce inflammation. Research has been studied regarding polyphenols and heart disease with promising results. For instance, heart function was improved when patients drank pomegranate juice daily for three months according to a published article from the American Journal of Cardiology. In addition, they both provide plenty of vitamin C that will help keep the immune system strong this time to year to ward off colds and the flu.

1 ½ cups pomegranate seeds
1 1/3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries

In a Vitamix or high powered blender, combine ingredients. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

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