My Turn to POMtificate

Stop the presses and call Dean Ornish right now. Yes Dean. He needs to know that drinking 8 ounces of POM Wonderful daily for one year decreased arterial plaque of up to 30% among elderly patients with advanced atherosclerosis. Oh wait he knows. Dr. Ornish was part of a study showing the effects of pomegranate juice consumption on myocardial perfusion in patients with coronary heart disease. So what does all of that fancy talk mean? It means that consuming 8 ounces of POM Wonderful daily is good for your heart. Very good.

This is not some willy-nilly guessing either as the folks at POM Wonderful sent me a Clinical Reference page citing 11 different studies on pomegranate juice. They must have known I could understand science speak. So even though it tastes good and comes in adorable bottles, POM has had positive effects on our bodies since Bible times. Plus I would prefer drinking a glass of POM daily than limiting my fat intake to less than 10% of my daily calories like Dr. Ornish suggests.

The Witty-POM


The good folks at Global Beer would argue that Belgian beer is healthy. So I took these two healthy beverages and created the Witty-POM by simply adding 2 ounces of POM Wonderful to my Wittekerke Beer. This rose tinted beer had a perfect frothy pink head and a deliciously mild taste.

POM Float


Years ago I worked at a family restaurant that did not have a liquor license and choose to serve Cranberry Cocktails which consisted of a glass of cranberry juice topped with a scoop of rainbow sherbet. It was a very popular drink. So I have updated it a bit and subbed POM for the cranberry juice. It makes a very impressive presentation. In a pretty stemmed glass I topped 6 ounces of POM Wonderful with one scoop of rainbow sherbet.

POM Cubed


I like freezing fruit juices and using them as ice cubes in other beverages. I used my POM Cubed cubes in fresh squeezed lemonade. Fantastic. The POM does not freeze solid like water and will quickly get slushy in a drink which makes it extra special.

Which one of the POM trio would you like to try?

22 Comments

  1. EAT!
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 6:50 AM | Permalink

    My husband is now hooked on Pom and Coke One. I prefer a Pom Martini. Oh we love the Pom

  2. GFE--gluten free easily
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 7:02 AM | Permalink

    What a fantastic title AND post! Love the recipes, too. That was a very clever restaurant that you worked at. No, it’s not about the alcohol (well, not all the time LOL), it’s about having a special, fun drink. How cool was that? That would definitely be my choice. I’m trying to eat more dairy free, but I’ve already indulged this week at our girlfriends’ dinner (sigh) so I’ll enjoy that virtually–thanks!

    Shirley

  3. Patsyk
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 7:40 AM | Permalink

    What great ways to use POM! I’ve got some in the fridge now, and am thinking of a sorbet this weekend.

  4. Lisa
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 8:03 AM | Permalink

    I’d like to try all of them. I need to go out and buy more Pom.

  5. Melissa
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 8:50 AM | Permalink

    I would go with the pom float but the pom cubbed caught my eye too!

  6. Netts Nook
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 9:34 AM | Permalink

    You are so funny. Rainbow works for me can’t wait to try dessert can be healthy.

  7. tamilyn
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 10:30 AM | Permalink

    I’m going for the cubes!

  8. That Girl
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    The first one reminds me of the dunkles-radler I used to get in Austria: beer with lemonade!

  9. Sheila
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM | Permalink

    I would definitely go for the POM cubed. I love the idea of adding it to lemonade and those hot days are just around the corner (though they are taking their good ol’ time).

    As always, I love your creative ideas!

  10. The Duo Dishes
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    That pom float is where it’s at!

  11. noble pig
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:07 PM | Permalink

    I love the POM and you have come up with some great ways of using it! Very nice, especially with the sherbert.

  12. Maris
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 1:53 PM | Permalink

    Isn’t it amazing how the food we eat has such a profound affect on our health? Sounds so refreshing!

  13. Cindystar
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 2:02 PM | Permalink

    I will take all 3, Robin!!!

    Witty Pom with a wonderful pizza,
    Pom Float for dessert,
    Pom Cubed in sunny easter afternoons…
    …and let’s toast together!

  14. Jodi
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 3:01 PM | Permalink

    Oohh…I like those last two ideas!

  15. Juliana
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 3:37 PM | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing recipes with POM, I love it and always have in my refrigerator. BTW, great pictures!

  16. Karen
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM | Permalink

    All these drinks look refreshing and good! I’ve only tried POM once and it was at Costco at one of their food demo’s. I didn’t like it then… I remember it tasting bitter. This was 4-5 years ago, so I should buy a bottle and give it another try.

  17. Jenn@slim-shoppin
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 4:41 PM | Permalink

    You were way more creative than me with your POM juice.

    I like the idea of the Pom and beer!!

    And, my kids would go crazy over the sherbet and POM!

    Great pictures

  18. Lori
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 5:17 PM | Permalink

    why the pom lemonade of course. Great idea. Thank you for your POMtifications!

    You crack me up.

  19. unconfidential cook
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 11:00 PM | Permalink

    That pom float floats my boat.

  20. Elyse
    Posted April 24, 2009 at 12:07 AM | Permalink

    Mmm, these three drinks look totally wonderful!! I love the POM float. In fact, I could go for one right now.

  21. Grace
    Posted April 24, 2009 at 8:24 AM | Permalink

    first of all, great post title–i do so love a good play on words. 🙂
    secondly, i’m on board for all the beverages you’ve prepared, but i can’t help but play favorites–that float is fantastic. 🙂

  22. Charisse
    Posted May 14, 2009 at 3:49 PM | Permalink

    I have to say the float – only because I LOOOOOVE sherbet. And I looooooove POM. I have started using it in my cooking. I replace about everything raspberry with POM. I made a pomegranate lime upside down cake for Christmas. I put pomegranate in just about every SPIRITed drink I have.

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