Blackberries, a favourite low carb fruit, two recipe suggestions

Blackberries
These sharp yet sweet fruits are at their best in late summer, although many shops/supermarkets have some already. In British folklore, it was believed to be unlucky to pick wild blackberries after Michaelmas, on 29 September – so make the most of them while you can! They’re best stored unwashed, on a layer of kitchen paper in the fridge to prevent them crushing each other.


~ You may like to try these recipes ~
 

Blackberry Cobbler/Crumble
a lovely low carb recipe

How about this low carb alternative to blackberry cobbler/crumble! Not only is it low carb, it’s gluten free and sugar free too … plus it’s quick and easy to make. I’m sure you will enjoy it … served with thick double (heavy) cream … or clotted cream, it makes a pleasing dessert.


Ingredients
Serves Four
5g carbs per serving

10 oz. (275g) fresh blackberries
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp arrowroot powder (optional)
½ cup (60g) almond flour
¼ cup (30g) coconut flour
2 tbsp. erythritol
1 egg
3 oz. (75g) butter
To Serve
1 cup (225ml) heavy (double) whipping cream (optional)
Tip
Chopped walnuts or pecans can be mixed into the topping to add a nutty crunch to the cobbler.
Recipe Instructions
Can be seen here



Grilled Chicken & Blackberry Salad
so delicious, a lovely mix of flavours

Ingredients 

(makes 2 servings)
2 large chicken breasts, skinless (400g / 14.1 oz)
juice from ½ lemon
1 tsp thyme, fresh (or ½ tsp dried)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 small heads lettuce, for example little gem (200g / 7.1 oz)
½ cup artichoke hearts, canned
¼ cup Kalamata (or other black) olives (30g / 1.1 oz)
¼ cup green olives (30g / 1.1 oz)
1 cup blackberries, fresh (150g / 5.1 oz)
1 tbsp blackberry vinegar or any other fruit vinegar,
¼ tsp salt or more to taste
Recipe Instructions
Can be seen here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy … but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


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All the best Jan

Blackberries
These sharp yet sweet fruits are at their best in late summer, although many shops/supermarkets have some already. In British folklore, it was believed to be unlucky to pick wild blackberries after Michaelmas, on 29 September – so make the most of them while you can! They’re best stored unwashed, on a layer of kitchen paper in the fridge to prevent them crushing each other.


~ You may like to try these recipes ~
 

Blackberry Cobbler/Crumble
a lovely low carb recipe

How about this low carb alternative to blackberry cobbler/crumble! Not only is it low carb, it’s gluten free and sugar free too … plus it’s quick and easy to make. I’m sure you will enjoy it … served with thick double (heavy) cream … or clotted cream, it makes a pleasing dessert.


Ingredients
Serves Four
5g carbs per serving

10 oz. (275g) fresh blackberries
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp arrowroot powder (optional)
½ cup (60g) almond flour
¼ cup (30g) coconut flour
2 tbsp. erythritol
1 egg
3 oz. (75g) butter
To Serve
1 cup (225ml) heavy (double) whipping cream (optional)
Tip
Chopped walnuts or pecans can be mixed into the topping to add a nutty crunch to the cobbler.
Recipe Instructions
Can be seen here



Grilled Chicken & Blackberry Salad
so delicious, a lovely mix of flavours

Ingredients 

(makes 2 servings)
2 large chicken breasts, skinless (400g / 14.1 oz)
juice from ½ lemon
1 tsp thyme, fresh (or ½ tsp dried)
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2 small heads lettuce, for example little gem (200g / 7.1 oz)
½ cup artichoke hearts, canned
¼ cup Kalamata (or other black) olives (30g / 1.1 oz)
¼ cup green olives (30g / 1.1 oz)
1 cup blackberries, fresh (150g / 5.1 oz)
1 tbsp blackberry vinegar or any other fruit vinegar,
¼ tsp salt or more to taste
Recipe Instructions
Can be seen here

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy … but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. If you have any concerns about your health it is always advisable to consult your Doctor or health care team.


… and just a reminder to keep checking your spam folder as many bloggers are still finding comments are going incorrectly into spam – read more here

All the best Jan