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Pomegranate Fruits. Español: Una granada, frut...

Pomegranate Fruits. Español: Una granada, fruto del granado (Punica granatum). Eesti: Granaatõun. Français : La grenade, fruit du grenadier. Русский: Плод граната. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Have you ever tackled eating a pomegranate? The fruit on appearance alone can be intimidating. Consider the fruit: it has a hard outer skin, there are multiple seeds, the inky part that is consumable is the outer layer of the tiny seed m the juice. However the juice alone is one of the most antioxidant rich fruits alone. (Elaine Magee, 2006)

My month of October really reminded me much of the pomegranate. The month was compacted with many tasks and instead of me looking at the months as the little seeds, I approached the month with careful planning, and not truly worried about the tough outer skin. As I approached each little seed, my tasks/goals, I could begin seeing that October was a successful month in completing goals.

The ultimate goal was to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. However, that was not the only goal with success. I not only walked for the fight for more research for the disease, but raised $605.00 dollars for research under my dad’s name. To top it off, I completed the 31 day Ultimate Blog Challenge with Michelle Scism and Michelle Schaffer. Three goals with success is awesome!

Today’s message will be slightly different,  we are always setting out the underlining priorities of what we need to accomplish, but reveling the completion of several goals and where one goes from there. Okay, I completed three goals, which were not easy at all! So, like the pomegranate what am I to take way from these accomplished tasks? First off, there are many tasks that are still on the table to accomplish, but as with the many seeds, they help you became nourished reaping the a healthy benefits one at a time.  Second, the tough outer layer is there to protect the delicate seed juice.  So, like our God is our shield as we set out to make a difference., He gives us the nourishment mentally to attain our goals. He knows it will not be easy to complete.

It’s time to enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. This is good for the soul and mind. Just like our pomegranate, enjoy the flavor of the juice. Be creative in the celebration. I want you to celebrate with me…celebrating the tasks in a great healthy way with this tasty blend:

Antioxidant Rich Smoothie

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
8 cups organic baby spinach
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cup blueberries, frozen
1 cup strawberries, frozen
8 dates, cut in half
2 tablespoons flaxseeds, ground
1/2 avocado, optional

Instructions:
Blend all ingredients together. This is delicious and very healthy!  (Dr. Furhman.com Inc., 2013)

Assignment: Read more about pomegranate’s and their health benefits. As you read the benefits, what are some ways that your can celebrate your accomplishments from the month of October; and how can you compare your accomplishments to the pomegranate as well.

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© 2013 Jewel Williams

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References

Dr. Furhman.com Inc. (2013). Library section.   Retrieved from Secrets revealed the health benefits of the pomegranate:   http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/article19.aspx

Elaine Magee, M. R. (2006). Food and Recipes   Feature. Retrieved from Pomegranate Power:   http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/pomegranate-power

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