Monday, 17 March 2014

Simply Great Juice review and a Pomegranate Banana Smoothie on the go.


Simply Great Juice review and a Pomegranate Banana Smoothie on the go.

Simply Great Juice ( PomeGreat Juice/ Pomegranate juice)

As this is my first review I thought let me start with something great and when  Simply Great offered me a chance to review their product, I thought why not.  Simply great is a new range of fruit juices from the maker of Pomegreat, containing super fruits. They come in three different flavours Pomegranate, Mango and Cranberry.
Simply Great Juice ( PomeGreat Juice/ Pomegranate juice) Review
Simply Great Juice ( PomeGreat Juice/ Pomegranate juice)

I tried one of their famous range, Pomegreat juice or Pomegranate juice. Pomoegreat (pomegranate juice) is distributed in tetra packs and features their very own super hero characters, this deep red liquid looks and tastes delicious.  The idea behind simply great or super fruit juices, is that it contains 100% natural sweeteners and is packed full of vitamins, antioxidants and other nutrients. And I recently came across this Article  on the daily mail, where simply great has claimed that it contains a compound called Pinitol ( derived from the flower bougainveillea), that can counteract the negative effects of sugar. Pomegrate would naturally appeal to those who have grown tired of juices laden with sugar and artificial colors and flavors. 

Simply Great Juice ( PomeGreat Juice/ Pomegranate juice) review
Simply Great Juice ( PomeGreat Juice/ Pomegranate juice)



  In general, I remain skeptical of whether or not it has any effects on blood sugar, but yes, Pomegreat lives up to its claims of challenging the nation to find the superhero within and feel simply great.  It comes in a tetra pack, and the packaging could be a little better. It costs around £ 2.15/ unit. It’s available at all major supermarkets nationwide. You can also buy it online from Sainsbury’s. Pomegrate does supply the nutrients and antioxidants in a delicious way that’s making me feel like a Super hero or in other words simply great.

Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.
 Here’s a super quick recipe for a smoothie on the go for those busy mornings when you don’t have time for breakfast. I did not use any sugar as I added Pomegreat which adds to the sweetness and to the flavor of the smoothie.
Serves: 1
Ingredients:
Frozen banana (or Peeled banana and ice cubes) - 1
Pomegranate juice (I used PomeGreat) - ½ cup
Yogurt -2 tbsp.
Berries /Nuts for garnishing (optional)

Method:
Blend all the ingredients (Banana, yogurt and juice) till a nice smooth and frothy mixture.Transfer to a glass or to your on the go cup

 Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.

Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.

 Garnish with your choice of berries or nuts and …Slurp, I mean Serve.
 Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.

Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.


 
 Banana and Pomegranate smoothie, garnished with nuts

Banana and Pomegranate smoothie.
Notes:
Peeling and Freezing bananas cuts down the time in the morning, perfect when the bananas are too ripe so you don’t have to feel sorry about throwing them.
Pomegrate juice adds just enough sweetness, but you could add honey or sugar as per taste.
Yogurt can be replaced with milk.