Healthy Meal Prep
Shrub Recipe



Make shrub using the cold-process method to reach a perfect harmony between tart and sweet; this one combines blackberries, sage, and thyme.


  • 2 cups fresh blackberries - rinsed, drained, and lightly crushed
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme, or to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage, or to taste
  • 1 cup white vinegar


  1. Wash and sterilize a bowl or jar. Add blackberries; cover with sugar. Add thyme and sage. Stir well to combine. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate, stirring occasionally, until a pool of juice and syrup forms around the blackberries, 1 to 2 days.
  2. Remove thyme and sage from the bowl. Place a fine mesh strainer over a separate bowl and pour in blackberry mixture. Press lightly on the solids to expel all the juice.
  3. Sterilize a glass jar or bottle. Pour in juice and add vinegar. Cover with a lid and shake gently to dissolve any remaining sugar. Let rest until flavors intensify, at least 1 day.

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Nutritional Information


Servings Per Recipe: 12
Calories: 139.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 1 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 5 %
saturated fat:
vitamin a iu: 1 %
niacin equivalents: 1 %
vitamin b6: 1 %
vitamin c: 9 %
folate: 2 %
calcium: 1 %
iron: 1 %
magnesium: 2 %
potassium: 1 %
thiamin: 1 %
calories from fat:
percent of calories from carbs:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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