Blueberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Ingredients (as always, as organic as possible):
cup apple cider vinegar
Celtic Sea Salt
2 tablespoons honey, or 3 tablespoons
cup and 2 tablespoons water *
5 - 8 oz of blueberries (from
¼ cup Pomegranate Juice Powder
1 cup extra virgin olive oil or
Macadamia Nut Oil or
MCT Oil *
To make it creamy, add a quarter cup
* = see below for lite (fewer calories) options.
Equal to 25 lbs of sugar.
Simply the Best is
making their Organic Pomegranate Juice Powder available to
our readers cheaper than anywhere on the internet, and
shipping is included. Also, check out our other recipes.
Instructions: just mix in a blender (just a
few seconds). It's
delicious and super heart healthy!
Please note that we use frozen blueberries that come in packages of
10 ounces. You can use all ten ounces in this recipe, or use the
entire package and double the recipe. This recipe is good either
way. However, don't add that much more stevia. The berries are so
sweet, 4 to 5 scoops of Better Stevia, or 4 tablespoons of
Erythritol, or just three tablespoons of Honey will be enough for a
In a blender combine everything. If you are using
fresh raspberries, use more.
because you are health conscious, you have probably read about the
problems with buying extra virgin olive oil; that most of the time
you are being ripped off. This is why I can recommend getting your
olive oil (and apple cider vinegar) from Braggs.
They make quality products and you just cannot go wrong with them.
The link to the Macadamia Nut Oil
(organic) is the best
price on the web and just happens to be, in our eyes, healthier than
virgin olive oil. (To read
about Macadamia Nut Oil just
The ADVANTAGE of using Macadamia
Nut Oil over olive oil is this: Macadamia nut oil contains an
anti-inflammatory agent which reduces C-Reactive Protein, the main
cause of leptin resistance. So, if you're dieting, you'll want to
cut your CRP. You might also what to read about
Below are more suggestions for dieters, but the best
suggestion is to use MCT oils which cannot cling to your fat cells.
They must be used up quickly like carbohydrates. You can read about
MCT Oils, and you can purchase them here:
MCT & Mac Oils.
To learn more about the stevia we use and
recommend, go here: Better Stevia.
A Note For Dieters
There are very few reasons to fear good fats.
Macadamia nut oil and virgin olive oil are good for you. That being
said, sometimes you just want a little bit of oil and fewer
calories. I understand this. When dieting, it's better at times to
get your calories from fat than from carbs, but too many calories
anything can spoil a diet.
So, if this recipe is too much for your diet, I've
devised TWO revisions that will lower the calories. Less fat
less taste. Not in these recipes. We've done blind taste tests and
people just cannot tell the difference.
cup olive oil or macadamia nut oil or MCT oil
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Soak the chia seeds overnight
in the water. When the rest of the recipe is blended up, just stir
in the water and chia seeds. No need to blend in the blender. This has much fewer calories than the
original recipe, and you are getting some omega-3s from the chia
Second Revision (this is my favorite)
cup olive oil or macadamia nut oil or
MCT oil (this is the best choice for
xanthan gum (1 tsp if you want it thicker)
Again, first blend up the rest of the recipe
before you add the xanthan gum. You have to be very ready
with a submersion blender (or whatever blender you're using) because
the moment the xanthan gum hits the water it starts to solidify.
So...you've been warned.
Once your dressing is blended, whether using a
blender, NutriBullet, or submersion blender, add the xanthan gum thoroughly
Once it's all blended up you'll see it turn very thick, very fast.
Do not overblend when you add the xanthan gum. When it's all mixed up and thick, you're done.
This version has the fewest calories and if you
use MCT oils, these fats will not stick around.
This recipe is highly anti-inflammatory.
Additionally, this is, because of both the blueberries and
pomegranate juice, very heart healthy. Blueberries have been found
to be beneficial for improvement of memory, and slowing down the
onset of other cognitive problems associated with aging. Click here for a super