The other day Whit and I received a ginormous care pack of POM Wonderful to review(thanks Kristen). In the past few months I have seen so many fellow bloggers experiment with POM for a variety of recipes. Whit and I wanted to experiment ourselves, so we decided on POM Pancakes!
First off, here are some cool facts about POM:
-100% authentic pomegranate juice
– All natural and contains no added sugars, preservatives, colors, or cheap filler juices
-The company grows their OWN fruit which the orchards are located in San Joaquin Valley, California.
-They also pick it by hand, squeezes it with proprietary presses, and manufactures their own bottles
* Only POM Wonderful products are backed by $32 million in medical research, primarily in the areas of prostate, cardiovascular, and erectile function.
Impressive, HUH… so drink it up 🙂 For more info. visit www.pomwonderful.com
Now back to our pancake creation… we mixed these three simple ingredients together and made two decent size pancakes for each of us.
Before Whit and I threw some POM into our pancake mix, we had give it a taste test.
Taste Test Verdict: One word, INCREDIBLE. It tasted like cranberry/grape juice, but without that sugary after taste that makes your teeth feel like they are rotting. Plus with no added sugar, and 160 calories a bottle, it was guilt free… just pure bliss 😛
When they were all cooked up we topped them with a greek yogurt/coconut butter/ sugar free syrup mixture and of course bananas!
POM Pancake Verdict: Like it says on the bottle wonderful. The juice made these pancakes so moist and fluffy! With the coconut mixed in, it tasted really tropical.
Whit and I got our break last again at work(what’s new right), so we had a really late lunch. We were both starving! Lunch today was a mixed greens salad with shredded chicken, quinoa, lentils, red bell peppers, and greek feta dressing. It was also topped with some sea salt chee cha puffs crumbled. I do not know if it was just because I was so hungry or what, but this salad never tasted so good.
Whits new mug!
Look at those cute little cinny teddy grahams…
And of course another split pink lady with some skippy crunchy pb on top.
Whit and I got off work at 3:30, then we had to sit in traffic so it took about an hour to get home. Monkey Brains sent us this lovely package yesterday. It consisted of:
Raspberry, Blueberry and Strawberry Monkey Brains Oatmeal
Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate, Blueberry Vanilla and Strawberry Vanilla Monkey Bars
Yet again we were starving when we got home, so we decided the banana peanut butter chocolate bar sounded good to have for a snack.
VERDICT: It tastes like banana chips(which I adore) dipped in chocolate. The bottom layer of chocolate makes it tastes like a candy bar. At only 140 calories this is your go to snack.
So CHOCOLATEY, YUM!
These bars are most known for aiding with digestive health. Here is a little info. from their website:
Each serving of Monkey Bars™ supports digestive health by helping regulate the balance of friendly bacteria that already exists in the digestive system.
HOW IT WORKS
Every serving of Monkey Bars™ has one gram of NutraFlora®, a prebiotic fiber that is derived from evaporated cane sugar. NutraFlora, which is also referred to as fructooligosaccharides, does not raise blood glucose, and supports the growth of helpful bacteria in the digestive system such as Bifidobacteria. The non-scientific description could be: NutraFlora is food for your tummy!
NutraFlora is 100% natural. The fiber in NutraFlora also occurs naturally in vegetables like onions, garlic and asparagus. Instead of eating Monkey Bars™, you could always just eat more onions and garlic. Not only will your tummy thank you for eating Monkey Bars™, but your friends will too!
When we were done with our snack, we literally crashed until dinner. I was in such a deep sleep that I almost did not wake up for dinner… no good 😦 Dinner tonight was delish. It was Karstee’s night to cook so she used up some old stuff in the pantry and made Spagetti. Who doesn’t love carbs? lol.
Well after a long day, Whit and I wanted to treat ourselves to a good but healthy dessert. Here are some bars that we made from a recipe that Tina made at www.carrotsncake.com Enjoy!
Blueberry Coconut Bars
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1/2 vanilla soy milk
- Preheat oven to 350*F
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl
- Coat 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter; smooth with spatula
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked through
- Although to cool before cutting
-Court & Whit