Our summer harvests bring us the best of fresh organic berries; blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries! Our family should be the color purple from eating so many organic blackberries! We of course eat a lot of blackberries fresh from our orchard, but we love to freeze them, can them, and make delicious jams with them so that we can savor them all year long.
As we were planting crops at our summer home, we found a huge patch of wild blackberries on the edge of our woods. How did we ever miss these beautiful black beauties over the past 6 years?? We were so excited to find them and add them to our freezer of homegrown organic blackberries. The wild blackberries are of course are smaller and grow on the most wicked sharp vines that you’ve ever seen, but they are so sweet and delicious!
The blackberries that we grow in our orchard, are large, plump, sweet, and grown on thorn-less vines. They are so scrumptious!! They grow in beautiful arches and produce hundreds of blackberries every year.
Organic blackberry is a delicious and versatile fruit, belonging to the Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family which also includes raspberry and dewberry. Native to the Northern temperate areas of the globe, blackberry has been honored as the official fruit of the state of Alabama and is found copiously in North America and Pacific coast.
Ancient cultures perceived blackberry plant as a weed or a wild plant yet its medicinal history spans back to more than 2000 years. History reveals the traditional usage of blackberry fruit, leaf, bark and roots by the Romans and Greeks for healing numerous health conditions ranging from a mild infection to venomous bites. **
Health benefits of organic blackberry include: better digestive health, strengthened immune defense, healthy functioning of heart, prevention of cancer and relief from endothelial dysfunction. Blackberries provide cognitive benefits and aids in enhancing memory, weight management, keeping the bones strong, healthy skin, improved vision and disease-free eyes, normal blood clotting and may also serve as a valuable food during pregnancy owing to an impressive gamut of healthful nutrients.**
Our blackberry pie smoothie has the best of two worlds; blackberries and pie!! Of course, you can enjoy this delicious smoothie without having to worry about the calories in pie (although, we have a wicked good blackberry pie recipe also).
We hope you and your loved ones enjoiy our Organic Blackberry Pie Smoothie as much as we do! Please leave us a comment below or on our Facebook page letting us know how you liked it: www.facebook.com/ourorganichome
With Love From Our Family To Yours,
Rod & Maria Wagner