I like my smoothies sweet and my Coolers with a mix of sweet, sour and with a certain spunk. I love adding a twist of spice to my coolers as it cuts down the sweet and sour notes to a great extent, is great for the palate and tastes amazing. So, when I chanced upon a box of fresh Mulberries or Shahtoot as they call in Hindi, I knew I had to make a glass of cooler, apt for the scorching summer heat.
Mulberries are derived from Morus Plant. Black, Red and White Mulberries are found in Southern Europe, Middle East, Northern Africa and the Indian Subcontinent. The dark colour of the mulberries which often stains your hands, are due to anthocyanins present which are present in foods that are red, purple, black and blue. They are natural food colorants and can be easily extracted.
Mulberries are rich with nutrients like Iron, Riboflavin, Vitamin C, Vitamin K etc. Like most berries, they have a good amount of dietary fibre which keeps you full and enables good bowel movements so great for those suffering from constipation. Berries in general are also found to be very useful in fighting cancer, blood pressure and heart ailments.
With the right combination of health, nutrition and taste, I am sure this cooler will be surely on your list of mocktails to try at home during the weekend or a party.