This easy mulberry recipe will be a sure hit for everyone in your home. Plus, mulberries are superfoods and offer a superior amount of benefits. More on that in a minute.
Easy Mulberry Recipe for Everyone
With back to school, I am always thinking about what to put in their lunchboxes to keep them full longer.
Although I always make a good breakfast and dinner, I admit that I am not a creative lunch-box packer. I tend to pack the same things over and over. Which generally includes fruit, a hard-boiled egg, almond butter and banana sandwich on whole grain bread, hummus with sliced vegetables.
With our kids needing more food mid-day, I need to make sure I pack enough food while working in as many nutrients. When trying to optimize nutrition I frequently turn to superfoods such as chia seeds, hemp seeds and cacao nibs. They pack such a powerful nutrient punch, which is especially important for growing kids!
In the past year or so I have discovered dried mulberries. They are a super delicious and sweet superfood that my kids are particularly fond of. Dried mulberries are perfect for incorporating into my superfood recipe for trail mix. Which also makes an ideal lunchbox item that really does pack oodles of nutrients.
Mulberries are a Superfood for Sugar Lovers
If you are a lover of all things sweet and have never heard of mulberries you have been missing out. Mulberries, particularly dried mulberries, are amazing.
With a hint of vanilla, they are naturally sweeter than some other common berries such as raspberries and blueberries. Dried raw mulberries are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Note: fresh mulberries are somewhat bland and not nearly as sweet as dried mulberries.
Mulberries are about the size of raisins and can be substituted for raisins in just about any recipe. If you have a high speed smoothie, mulberries are ideal for sweetening smoothies, SuperGreen shakes, etc.
Mulberry SuperFood Benefits
Considered a superior anti-aging superfood, mulberries are particularly rich in resveratrol. This antioxidant praised in red wine that combats free radical damage and fights inflammation. Since resveratrol is not found in many foods, this makes mulberries a much sought-after superfood.
In addition to the resveratrol, mulberries are also incredibly rich in iron and vitamin C. One ounce of dried mulberries contains 130% of the Daily Value for vitamin C & 20% Daily Value for iron. If you are vegan or like us and don’t eat a whole lot of animal foods, mulberries are an excellent food for getting your iron. Plus, the vitamin C will boost your body’s ability to absorb the iron!
Where can you find dried raw mulberries?
Look for them at a natural foods store or online from Navitas Naturals. This brand is 100% Organic sun-dried White Mulberries and perfect for my mulberry recipe below.
Easy Mulberry Trail Mix Recipe
Try this easy superfood mulberry recipe. It is loaded with iron and vitamin C and perfect for on the go or for refueling after a workout.
- 1 cup raw, unsweetened, unsulphured coconut
- 1 cup raw, dried mulberries
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- 1 cup raw slivered almonds
- 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
Combine all ingredients in a zip-top bag, Shake the bag to mix ingredients together. Eat and enjoy!