Struggling with healthy eating ideas?

Blackcurrant recipes for all the family to enjoy

Blackcurrants are a renowned super food with a long list of health benefits. Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder can be used in many recipes. We’ve come up with a few recipe ideas to get you started,using both frozen and Blackcurrant powder.

Blackcurrant muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of frozen blackcurrants         
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4  cup of sugar*
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs

Method

Beat the eggs, sugar , oil and milk together , lightly fold the dry  ingredients then gently fold the berries.

Spoon in to a greased muffin tray and bake at 220c  for 15-20 mins.

*As an alternative, to replace 1/4 cup sugar with a large grated apple.

 

Superfood Smoothie

Ingredientsserving-suggestions

  • 1/2 cup Blackcurrants or (1 tsp Zeaberry blackcurrant powder)

  • 1/2 frozen banana

  • 1 teaspoon Spirulina powder(we like the flavour of the powder from O2B Healthy)

  • 250mls Wangapeka Dairy Milk Kefir (dairy free option use a low sugar apple juice,we use Mill Orchard)

Method

Wiz up in a smoothie maker or blender!!

If you don’t have Milk Kefir- which is a probiotic cultured milk product use natural Greek yoghurt.

Many Thanks to The Country Kitchen,Tapawera Nelson for sharing this recipe.

 

 

 Purple Porridgepurpleporidge

Ingredients

  • Porridge oats
  • Milk
  • Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder

Method

Make your usual bowl of porridge and add a teaspoon of Blackcurrant powder.  Add honey to sweeten if required.  Kids love it!

 

There are three main varieties of blackcurrants grown in New Zealand.Each had it’s own distinctive flavour profile.

Zeaberry have chosen Ben Ard for its high levels of antioxidants and Vitamin C and also it’s profile:

sweet acidity,herbaceous,richest colour.

 

Some more suggestions on how to use Blackcurrants:

Gelato, salads, salsa, ice cream, jus to use with lamb,beef,venison,pork and duck.

Blackcurrants are very versatile and you are only limited by your imagination!!Sweet, Savoury and everything in between.

 

 

If you have any blackcurrant based recipes we’d love to hear from you – email us and we can share them in our next newsletter.

ZEABERRY-LOGO-FINAL

Read More...

Harness the natural sports enhancing properties of blackcurrants

Did you know that the humble blackcurrant could significantly improve your performance in sport? And not just your performance – your recovery too.

In recent years much research has been done into the many benefits blackcurrants. Roger Hurst from the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited has been a part of this. His research article Sports Performance and Recovery – the Science, convincingly concludes that blackcurrant berries enhance the natural benefits of exercise.

blackcurrant

So how do blackcurrants help with sport?

According to latest research they contain properties whichrunner

  • Reduce muscle and joint damage and pain
  • Reduce your recovery time
  • Allow you to train longer/harder
  • Enhance your overall performance
  • Help to control stress

At Zeaberry we have been aware of the health benefits of our berries from the outset, and are confident enough in their ability to help athletes that we sponsor one! Meet Matthew Lambert, who takes Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder on a daily basis. Matthew is a middle distance runner and uses the powder to reduce stress on his muscles and joints, as well as enhancing his performance.

Peak performance doesn’t occur without a base of consistent hard training. As a competitive middle distance runner,recovery from training sessions and races is a key focus of a successful program. Since regularly using Zeaberry Blackcurrant powder,there has been a notable improvement in my body’s ability to absorb a greater volume of training with fewer niggles and illnesses along the way. Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder is now a regular component of my training program,allowing me to meet the demands of a busy lifestyle the natural way.

So if you are looking for a completely natural product to enhance your sporting performance, why not try our blackcurrant powder? With the numerous additional health benefits it provides, you can’t  go wrong.

Get in touch for more information, or try Zeaberry Blackcurrant Powder and see for yourself.ZEABERRY-LOGO-FINAL

Read More...