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  • Ellen Mary

Three Ways with Blackberries

Right now, the hedgerows are abundant with blackberries. Synonymous with the countryside and many kitchen gardens, it's almost inevitable you'll be picking a lot of them during the summertime. My neighbour gave me so many, I decided instead of the usual blackberry jam and freezing the rest I would try to use them in different recipes to usual. After a quick google, I realised how much more they can be used than I had thought so here are a few easy and quick vegan recipes based on what I found but with my own twist. They are packed with vitamin C, K, fibre, manganese and can support your brain health - along with so much more!


If you try any of these recipes, post a photo to socials and tag me in!


Blackberry and Brandy Smoothie (yes you read that right)!

Makes two smoothies

Ingredients:

Two shots of brandy

12 blackberries

2 teaspoons of blackberry jam (you can skip this if you'd prefer)

Handful of blueberries (again you can skip this)

125ml of plant based milk

2 large scoops of dairy free vanilla ice cream


Add it all to a blender & blast until smooth! It's delicious.


Blackberry Cobbler

One of the most simple desserts to make!

Ingredients:

250g of plain flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

Pinch of salt

125g sugar

200ml plant based milk

125g melted coconut oil

As many blackberries as you like!

1 tablespoon of flaxseed


Pre heat your oven to 220 degrees

Wash your blackberries and combine with the flaxseed in a bowl

In a separate bowl combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder

Add in the coconut oil and milk

Pour the combined mixture into a baking dish and add in the blackberries

Press the blackberries down gently with the back of a spoon

Bake until the mixture is golden brown (about 45 mins)

Best served with a scoop of dairy free ice cream


Blackberry Overnight Oats

An easy and nutritious breakfast to make the night before.

Ingredients:

A tumbler or any kind of drinking glass

Rolled oats

Plant based milk

Chia seeds

Dash of maple syrup

Handful of blackberries

Sprinkle of syrup

Pinch of cinnamon


Fill the glass with the oats about 1/3 or 1/2 way

Cover with milk, the oats will soak it up so make sure there is enough

Mix in some chia seeds

Pour some maple syrup in

Top with blackberries

Add a pinch of cinnamon

Top with seeds of your choice if required.


Leave in the fridge overnight ready for a healthy breakfast the next morning.



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