Blackberries are on sale right now in most stores and who can resist buying a container or two when they are such a good deal. Blackberries are amazing looking, each blackberry has individual druplets that have a seed inside making 1 blackberry the house of 20 or more little seeds and fruit. I like to keep that wonderful fiber from the blackberries in this drink so I don’t strain my blackberries after they have been pureed I just plop it all in the container and stir. Keep your drink really healthy by adding agave nectar or maple syrup instead of sugar.
- Since 1 cup of blackberries contains 50% of your daily vitamin C requirements it provides significant immune protection as well as lowering the risk for heart disease, certain types of cancer and even macular degeneration.
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serves; 1 pitcher
6 cups water, divided
1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen (3 cups if you strain and don’t want the pulp or fiber)
2/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)
1 cup of sweetener ( maple syrup, agave nectar, sugar, stevia)
1 lime sliced thin for garnish
Fresh blackberries for garnish
Place 1 cup of water and 1 cup of blackberries into a blender and mix until completely smooth. I like to keep the fiber from the blackberries so I don’t strain my blackberries after they have been pureed I just plop it all in the container and stir. If you don’t want the pulp increase you blackberries to 3 cups mixed with the water and press through a sieve to drain the liquid and discard the seeds and pulp.
Pour the remaining 5 cups of water in your pitcher along with your lime juice and sweetener and mix until your sweetener is dissolved. Serve over ice and garnish with sliced lime and fresh blackberries if desired. ENJOY!