Jamie says: I went mulberry and blueberry picking this weekend! Eunshil, the past president of FDA and a fellow GDDA member, brought her home-grown and picked mulberries to a recent GDDA meeting. Everyone raved over how good they were, and she invited us over to pick the fruit. My friend Lorielle, aka my “twinnie,” also joined in on the festivities.
I learned blueberries grow on these wild bushes and mulberries grow on trees- not bushes; this new fact about mulberries growing on trees changed my life (I’m exaggerating of course, but that children’s song about going around a mulberry bush had me fooled). Berry-picking was so relaxing and so much fun. We talked and laughed and, by the end, had purple fingers (and shoes and legs and shirts) to prove of our adventure.
- 5.3 oz container of Voskos Greek honey vanilla bean yogurt
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 20 mulberries
- 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
- Add all ingredients to a small blender. Blend well. Serve in a cocktail glass. Serves: 1. Enjoy!
Mulberries taste like sweeter, less-seedy blackberries. The mulberries add a nice bold flavor and slight tartness to the mulberry mocktail. The drink had just the right amount of sweetness.
- Nutrition note: The purple color of the mulberries comes from anthocyanins, a type of phytonutrient which has many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory.