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Blackberry Juice

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Ingredients

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2 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup water
1/2 lime juice
1 tsp granulated sugar
2 ice cubes

Blackberry Juice

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
    • 18 mins
    • Serves 2
    • Easy

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    The blackberry juice is a sweet treat which is perfect for the spring and summer seasons.

    Blackberries are rich in nutrients and flavors.  They can be eaten fresh or you can use them to make jam, jellies or sauces. But the best way to have them is in the form of blackberry juice. It makes for a perfectly healthy drink that nourishes your skin and energizes you.

    It can be prepared in a number of ways but the most basic and tasty recipe of this juice is right here.

    Health Benefits

    Black berries are packed with Vitamin C which rejuvenates the skin, helps in the formation of body tissues, heals wounds, and prevents common cold. Some studies also show that vitamin C reduces the formation of cancer causing substances in the body.

    Many people follow a low-fiber diet which causes digestive issues like constipation, stomach pain and bloating.  Drinking blackberry juice can help them combat these issues as it is high in fiber. It will also reduce cholesterol, promote regular bowel movement, and might even help lose weight.

    The consumption of blackberry juice on a daily basis fights free radicals, and inflammation present in the body which controls ageing. So, all the older women who are looking for ways to look fresh and youthful should drink blackberry juice.

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    How to Make Blackberry Juice

    1. Start with washing the blackberries with cold water thoroughly.
    2. Add blackberries and water in a large saucepan. Bring the water to a boil over medium-low heat.
    3. Once the water is boiled, turn the heat low and bring it to a simmer, for about three to four minutes. Make sure that the blackberries are soft by now.
    4. Add granulated sugar. Stir properly until the sugar is dissolved fully.
    5. Now mash the blackberries with a potato masher or a fork.
    6. Pour the berries and water mixture through a large wire mesh strainer into a bowl. Using the back of a spoon, squeeze out the juice. Discard the pulps and seeds.
    7. Now transfer the juice in a glass. Add in the lime juice and ice cubes.
    8. Serve the blackberry juice and enjoy!

    Chef’s Note:

    If fresh blackberries are not available, use 2 packages (16 ounces) of frozen blackberries instead.

    Trivia

    • The blackberry was designated as Kentucky’s official state fruit in 2004.
    • The blackberry is the official state fruit of Alabama.
    • They were originally known as bramble or brambleberries.

    In medieval England, blackberries were considered unfit to eat after Michaelmas (a Christian festival) as it was believed that the Devil spat on them.

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