I have a great end of summer grilling recipe to share with you, Maple Blackberry Marinade! This recipe features in season blackberries with one of my favorite natural sweeteners, 100% Pure Maple Syrup From Canada!
Maple Blackberry MarinadePrint Recipe
- 12 ounces Black Berries Fresh or Frozen
- 1 cup Filtered Water
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1/3 cup Pure Maple Syrup from Canada
- Add the blackberries, water and lemon juice to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour through a sieve to separate the juice from the seeds.
- Add 100% pure maple syrup from Canada to the mixture in a small pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Brush a generous amount of marinade on in-season produce and your protein of choice! We love salmon, zucchini and plums.
- Grill, roast or bake, then top with a touch more marinade after cooking, while everything is still hot. Enjoy!
TIP ON SHOPPING + SAVING IN SEASON PRODUCE:
When blackberries are in season I love to u-pick or buy from the local farmers market. We often buy more than we can enjoy within a few days and to prevent the berries from going bad, I love to freeze them! Freezing berries locks in nutrition and keeps them from going bad before I can use them. For this recipe I personally used frozen blackberries however fresh works great too!
If you don’t have a grill, you can easily bake or roast your favorite in season produce and proteins for a delicious in-season meal that is also full of nutrition!
A BONUS OF BENEFITS WITH PURE MAPLE SYRUP:
Maple syrup is a great option to naturally sweeten your recipes because not only does it provide sweetness, it also contains a variety of nutrients whereas traditional cane sugar for example, has no nutritional value.
100% pure maple syrup from Canada is a natural sweetener that is derived directly from the maple tree’s sap that, when consumed in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet.
MAPLE SYRUP NUTRITION 101:
Pure maple syrup is an excellent source of manganese and a good source of riboflavin. Pure maple syrup also has calcium, thiamin, potassium, and copper.
One serving of pure maple syrup (2 tablespoons) contains 35% of the Daily Value of Manganese and 15% for Riboflavin.
Scientists have also identified more than 67 different plant compounds, or polyphenols, nine of which are unique to pure maple syrup. One of these polyphenols, named Quebecol, naturally forms when the sap is boiled to produce maple syrup.
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