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!
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Blackberry and Brandy Smoothie (yes you read that right)!
Makes two smoothies
Two shots of brandy
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.
One of the most simple desserts to make!
250g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt
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.
A tumbler or any kind of drinking glass
Plant based milk
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.