Now that I have my faster and more fun pomegranate deseeding technique, I’ve been eating a lot more pomegranates. A friend who is Indian-American came up with this interesting variation on the pomegranate smoothie. It’s inspired by jeera pani (cumin water) and a pomegranate lassi. I would never have thought to put cumin seeds in a fruit drink, but it’s surprisingly good. Completely different from the usual smoothies, and a bit savory.
Roast cumin seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant, then remove from heat. Add ingredients to container and blend on high until smooth. It’s worth blending a bit longer than usual to get the the pomegranate seeds, cumin seeds, and cashews smoother. There will still be some texture (unless you strain it), but we found it totally palatable and quite delicious.
*other nuts would also work, as would yogurt