Blackberry Juice – Healthy Living
In the last years it seems that more people have been made aware of the fact that healthy living should be their number one priority for a number of reasons.
That is why in this regard not only foods, but also many drinks have appeared on the market, drinks that promise to be full of antioxidants to help their bodies fight off diseases and improve their immune system.
In this regard, it seems that the blackberry juice stands tall in people’s choices and many of them are buying as much as several bottles per week.
The thing that is that juice bought from the supermarket is not that great and a better alternative would be to make it in the comfort of your own home.
Below, you will find the right steps you need to take to finally start drinking a natural tasting juice with all of its ingredients still intact and fresh!
Select plumpest and ripest blackberries
1. The first step for making blackberry juice is the most important one and it starts off with selecting the plumpest and the ripest blackberries you can find.
You may also go for unripe berries if you love your juice a little bit sour and combine them with riper ones. It will have a great taste some of us really love.
However, if you would like your juice to be have an optimal sweetness, then going for blackberries which are firm and dark in color is your best bet for this.
2. Now that you purchased those ripe and plump blackberries, you will need to clean and then rinse them properly, so you don’t leave anything you won’t want to find in your blackberries juice.
There are many cases in which people have made this juice, but weren’t careful with this step. They found small greens in their juice or impurities that made them throw it away completely. What a waste!
Use a juicer
3. Now, make sure you pulp those berries as best as you can. You can use a juicer or a food processor, but if you don’t have any of these, using your hands will work well, too.
However, you need to know that using a juicer will not only get your more juice.
At the same time it will shorten the time until you can have that cup of delicious blackberries juice.
4. After the previous step, you will need to let your pulped blackberries rest for around thirty minutes or so.
Why, you may ask yourself? Well, think about it! When you let something juicy sit, it will only allow for the juices that have been drawn out to settle better.
On top of that, you will also get more juice form the flesh of your blackberries and the separation between the pulp and the juice will be easier.
5. At this final step of juicing your blackberries, you will need to strain the rested and the pulped fruits.
Make sure you get either a spoon or a spatula and then press the pulp into a strainer.
Be sure you will force as much liquid form the pulp as you can, because it’s a pity to throw away the pulp when there’s still so much juice left in it.
Pulp in your juice
The pulp can easily be strained in any strainer or colander that’s capable of effectively catching the skins and the seeds.
You are the one to decide on the size of the strainer you’re going to use, so do your best.
However, you might want to also have some pulp in your juice, because this gives it a different taste and feel when you drink it.
So if you want to have some pulp in your juice, it’s better to go for a strainer that comes with larger openings.
Maybe you would like though to find no pulp in your juice. If that’s how you like to drink your natural blackberries juice, then choose a cheesecloth or jelly bag.
You can easily find them both where cooking supplies are sold.
With that being said, I conclude the guide on how to make blackberry juice.
Be sure you will follow all of these steps properly and you will end up with one or more cups of delicious natural juice!
Finaly, Blackberry Margarita – an original recipe from sweetlifebake.com:
- lime wedges
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 cup blackberry juice
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup Cointreau liqueur
- ice cubes
On a small plate spread salt. With lime wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.
Dip glasses into salt. Place glasses into freezer to chill. In a pitcher combine tequila, blackberry juice, lime juice and Cointreau.
Remove glasses from freezer and serve margarita mixture over ice. Garnish with lime slices.