Monday, July 11, 2011
Tis the season of mulberries! In Iowa they are plentiful. You can find them in parks, along trails, sometimes even in your own backyard. When I was a child my hands and feet would be stained purple from walking around barefoot under the trees and picking berries right off the tree and eating them.Fast forward 25 years and my hands are again stained purple from picking mulberries. Thanks to my sister and sister-in-law I have found my love for mulberries again. I went with some of my children and my sister and her girls to pick berries a few weeks ago. With this batch of berries I came home with we ate some and froze the rest to make smoothies. To freeze the mulberries; wash and spread mulberries in a single layer onto a pan. Lay a towel under the berries to prevent them from sticking to the pan. Place pan in freezer for a few hours. Place berries into bag, label and freeze. This makes it easy to just pull out what you want. The berries will be frozen individually and not stuck in one big chunk.
Mulberry smoothies are easy and my kids love them. Here is our recipe.
1 cup frozen mulberries
16 oz frozen strawberries
1 cup yogurt
Milk to desired consistancy
You can experiment with different berries or fruits. We have also added bananas and blueberries and they are just as yummy!
Stay tuned for a future post on mulberry jelly!
This post is linked to the Frugal Tuesday Tip, hosted here!