Mulberries in a Smoothie

Have you ever thought of putting mulberries in a smoothie? Well, leave it to us to come up with something like this!

Yes, these little berries are delicious in smoothies; their natural sweetness will give your yummy concoction a nice twist.

About this Amazing Little Berry

Most people have never heard of this type of berry, except in the famous nursery rhyme. “Here We Go Round the Mul-berry Bush”, but really, what kind of bush is it?

Well, the mulberry bush is said to have originally come for China – interesting!

They grow in hot climates as long as they have access to water, but do best in warm regions – not to hot and not too cold.

This is a fast growing tree that reaches up to 25-40ft with beautiful leaves every spring. First a little green flower appears which later turns into an up and coming red fruit which later ripens into a beautiful purple color.

Health Benefits of Mulberries

And yes, they are more than just a sweet treat; this berry is a true superfood. Since this isn’t a very popular fruit most people don’t know that they are missing out on - a great tasting fruit that's just loaded with wholesome nutrition.

Below are just some of the health benefits that our bodies can enjoy through this sweet little berry.

Iron - these berries are an excellent source of iron. Iron is a component of the hemoglobin inside the red blood cells, which basically determines how much oxygen carrying capacity there will be in the blood.

Resveratrol – resveratrol is a polyphenol flavonoid antioxidant that encourages good cell health within the body, and is often used as a anti-aging supplement.

Vitamin B-complex group – these berries are rich in B-complex vitamins as well as vitamin K. They contain very good amounts of niacin, folic acid, riboflavin as well as vitamins B-6 & K. These vitamins (just listed) operate as co-factors that help the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Vitamins A & E – mulberries contain good levels of vitamins A & E. They provide antioxidants such as lutein, B-carotene and zeaxanthin which help to protect against the harmful effects of oxygen-derived free radicals which can cause various diseases.

Selection and Storage

The black mul-berry tends to be more flavorful and tasty; however, the red and white varieties tend to be more popular. The best time to go mul-berry shopping is May through August (which is they’re peak season)

If buying fresh berries look for the fleshy berries that are heavy in your hands (they'll have some weight to them) Avoid the sunken, bruised or bleeding berries.

Once you are home, you can preserve them in a zip-lock bag (unwashed) inside your refrigerator where they will usually stay fresh for up to a week. When you are ready to eat them, gently rinse in cold water and enjoy. (so not to bruise them)

*Quick Tip: bringing the berries to room temperature before you eat them enhances their taste and flavor!


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You can also use them in oatmeal, granola, desserts and of course smoothies (but you already knew that!)

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Mulberry Smoothie Recipes

Purple Smoothie

1 cup yogurt – vanilla

15 M-Berries

1 cup milk - you can also use almond milk

1 cup ice

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Banana Blackberry Smoothie

1 cup strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup yogurt

½ cup ice

2 tablespoons M-Berries

Directions

Blend in your blend until smooth and enjoy!



Fruity/Superfood Smoothie

½ cup pineapple juice – or fresh pineapple will work just as well

1 banana

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon M-Berries

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Berry Protein Smoothie

1 banana

1 cup strawberries

10 whole almonds

2 tablespoons water

1 cup ice

1 tbsp M-Berries

1 scoop protein powder

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


Peanut Butter Mixed with Berries Smoothie

1 tablespoon flax seed oil

1 banana

½ frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon peanut butter

½ tablespoon honey

½ yogurt

1 cup milk - you can also use almond milk

1 tablespoon M-Berries

Directions

Blend in your blender until smooth and enjoy!


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