Blueberries are known for their abundance of health benefits.
As a potent source of antioxidants, they combat free radicals and help prevent cancer.
Blueberries are also low on the glycemic index, making them a great choice for managing blood sugar.
This sweet and juicy berry is delicious all on its own, but the recipes below give some great inspiration to try something new and still benefit from the nutrient density of the blueberry.
1. Blueberry Zucchini Muffins
Blueberry muffins are a classic breakfast food, but if they’re full of sugar or come out of a box, they probably aren’t the most nutritious way to start your day.
These blueberry zucchini muffins from Cooking Ala Mel, however, are made with wholesome ingredients that taste great and are great for you.
Whole wheat flour rather than white gives these muffins a big boost in fiber, protein, and vitamin content, greek yogurt provides extra protein and probiotics, and the sugar can even be swapped for stevia in this recipe!
Add the antioxidant power of blueberries and the cholesterol lowering, anti-inflammatory benefits of zucchini, and you’ve got a breakfast that even the most scrutinizing dietitian will approve of.
Recipe @ cookingalamel
2. Blueberry Bliss Breakfast Bars
Edible Bliss gives us another option for breakfast with blueberries. This recipe uses dried blueberries rather than fresh, but packs lots of other healthy ingredients into a grab and go bar.
With whole almonds, pistachios, flax seeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and almond butter, the healthy fat, protein, and fiber content of these bars will keep you satisfied for hours. These blueberry bliss breakfast bars offer a great, quick breakfast full of nourishment.
Recipe @ inspirededibles
3. Blueberry Lime Salsa
Packed with super foods, this sweet and savory salsa makes a great addition to any meal. How Sweet It Is uses blueberries, strawberries, red onion, avocado, and cilantro to create a fantastic alternative to traditional salsa. With so many fresh fruits and vegetables, this salsa is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and more.
Recipe @ howsweeteats
4. Blueberry Lavender Lemonade
This fruity version of a classic summer drink will delight your taste buds. Made with fresh blueberries, lavender and freshly squeezed lemon juice, this blueberry lavender lemonade from Becca Bakes is about as natural as it gets. The fresh lemon juice is full of immunity enhancing and detoxifying nutrients, and the lavender is antidepressant, antiseptic, analgesic.
Recipe @ beccabakesblog
5. Blueberry Crumble
The 36th Avenue’s blueberry crumble is super simple and much healthier than a traditional crumble. It’s made with a whole quart of fresh blueberries, sending the antioxidant content through the roof. Agave nectar is used as the sweetener, keeping the glycemic index of this dish low, the crumble itself is made from a healthy pre-made granola, and greek yogurt holds it all together. With probiotics, ample fiber, and antioxidants galore, this desert delivers on terms of both health and taste.
Recipe @ the36thavenue