This 750 ml jar was filled with two cups of blueberries. Overnight they shrank to 1/4 of the jar! Yet look at the juice. I can’t wait to open the lid soon to blend into a coulis. One can use blueberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries. Berries are great sources of fiber, a nutrient important for a healthy digestive system. I have just learned that in addition to being good for the heart, berries may be good for bone health!
I chose to try blueberries as they are packed with antioxidants and I have heard they support keeping one’s memory sharp in aging.
Generally I add berries to a smoothie, however finding this recipe is exciting as it will increase the berries nutrients through the fermentation process, and improve gut health and reduce inflammation.
- Mason Jar
- Fermenting lid or cheesecloth & an elastic
- 2 cups mixed berries of your choice
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons of water
- ½ teaspoon packaged starter culture or 2 tablespoons fresh whey
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Pack two cups of berries in mason jar and press down with weight. Set aside. Add remaining ingredients into bowl to mix. Pour over berries ensuring they are covered. Cover top of jar and set aside for 1 to 2 days in cool space out of direct light.
After a couple of days strain the juice from the berries keeping both ingredients. Blend the berries and slowly add juice back in to reach the consistency you want.
Story coulis in your favourite container in the fridge. Will last for up to two months.
Here are the lids and weights I purchased to make fermentation easier. It came with a pump to burp the jars that makes it easy and efficient.
- Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit: Simplified Fermenting In Jars Not Crock Pots! Make Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Pickles Or Any Fermented Probiotic Foods. 3 Lids, Extractor Pump & Recipe eBook – Mold Free
- 4-Pack of Fermentation Glass Weights with Easy Grip Handle for Wide Mouth Mason Jar
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Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement since 2000