Blackberry Sage Cooler


Hey there stunningly gorgeous ladies!

How is this week treating you so far? Did you join the Browner-Leaner-Greener Challenge?

Well, I am able to be good during the day as long as I have a good breakfast and lately this means 2 eggs scrambled with chili on top of a slice of whole wheat bread. This keeps me full for hours and revs up my metabolism (yes, I can feel it ;))

I am not so good on the fluid part though. I need to constantly remind myself to DRINK! Yes, I do have a nice pitcher at my desk smiling at me all day long but even though I refill it twice a day with fresh water and a little lemon I don´t get the 3 litres (or around 100 oz) recommended.

So I was looking for other healthy options instead of plain water to reach my goal and I found this recipe below. What do you think? Feel free to adjust it the way you want (I don´t use sugar, it´s agave nectar for me but I don´t need it very sweet though). Enjoy!

Blackberry Sage Cooler

15 medium sage leaves
4 tablespoons sugar (or stevia, honey, or agave nectar)
1 cup water
8 oz (250g) blackberries

Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat just until sugar dissolves. Crush the sage leaves with the back of a spoon and add to the mixture. Set aside to let the sage infuse for 15 minutes and then remove the herbs.

Meanwhile puree the blackberries in the blender and then strain the mixture through a fine strainer.

To serve place a tablespoon of the blackberry puree in the bottom of a glass, add a tablespoon of the sage syrup and top off with 8 oz of club soda.

(Recipe and images via Scalingblackblog)

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    1. I feel like it tastes like honey it´s just more liquid and not so sticky (and the good thing is it doesn´t mess up your blood sugar level!)