New year, new you! With the start of a new year, comes resolutions and self-improvement. The name might not say it, but our Bulk Herb & Spice Department has all the beverage boosters and superfoods you need to meet your goals! Here are two items that can help you kickstart your journey to wellness: Maqui Berries and Red Clover Blossoms. Check out the benefits and recipe ideas below.
Maqui berries have been used for centuries by the Mapuche natives of Chile and Argentina as a tonic to improve strength and stamina. The berries, which taste like tart huckleberries, can also be used to make jam or eaten raw. Here are a few ways to enjoy this Chilean Superfruit!
1. Sprinkle berries into cereal or frozen dessert.
2. Make a tea using Maqui, hibiscus flowers, and rooibos for a super "zingy" beverage.
3. Take either grape or cranberry juice and pour a 1/2 cup of Maqui berries into juice and allow to sit at least 3 days. Strain out berries and you've got a super charged juice drink!
4. Blend into your favorite smoothie recipe.
Red Clover Blossoms #9564
These edible flowers are a great example of the saying 'let your food be your medicine'.
A powerful healing herb, red clover is an excellent blood cleanser and helps remove toxins from the body. This recipe is a tasty way to include red clover into your diet!
Red Clover Honey Jam
Fill a glass mason jar with red clover blossoms and pour on the honey until the clover is fully covered. Allow to stand for 3 days, giving it a good stir every 24 hours. Use this flower honey as you would a jam or stir into your favorite tea!