Dump the canned cranberry sauce and drizzle your favorite holiday entree with this paleo-friendly blackberry gastrique. Made without refined sugars, this sweet-and-tangy, caramelized sauce is perfect for pouring over mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and even as a syrup substitute for your morning-after pancakes! Enjoy all the cheer the winter holidays bring with a side of this French-inspired condiment.

Holiday Entree Garnished with greens and a Drizzle of Homemade Blackberry Gastrique | Vitacost.com/Blog

2 cups fresh blackberries
2 cups red wine vinegar
1 cup red wine
4 Tbsp. honey


  1. In food processor, puree blackberries. Use strainer to remove seeds.
  2. In saucepan, bring vinegar and red wine to boil, then lower heat and simmer until halfway reduced.
  3. Add blackberry puree and continue to reduce, then add honey. Once thickened and sticks to spoon, remove from heat.
  4. Serve warm (or let it cool, then re-heat).
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Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit kyrawilliamsfitness.com.