Blueberry season is right around the corner, and that means that everyone’s favorite antioxidant source is back. With wild blueberries taking the cake for the fruit with the most antioxidants per serving (and cultivated blueberries coming in at number two), any excuse to add more blueberries to your diet is probably a good one. Try these recipes on for size.
1. Blueberry Energy Bars
Whether they’re a quick breakfast on your way out the door or a way to refuel after a workout, these homemade energy bars are a great way to get a quick boost.
Dried blueberries join peanuts, rolled oats, dried apricots, brown rice puffs, and sunflower seeds, sweetened with a touch of brown rice syrup, to create an energy bar that will fill you up without weighing you down. Check out this recipe for more info.
2. Blueberry-Wheat Berry Salad
Perk up your grain salad with wheat berries and blueberries! This light dish features both fresh and dried blueberries, as well as walnuts, scallions, celery, and parsley, all topped off with a lemon vinaigrette and a little salt and pepper. See the full recipe here.
3. Blueberry Mojitos
Who says a cocktail can’t be healthy? A simple, homemade blueberry syrup joints the traditional mojito ingredients of lime, mint, and light rum. A splash of club soda gives it all a little extra fizz.
Want to include the kids, or don’t feel like imbibing? Just leave out the rum and add a few more ounces of club soda! Try out this blueberry mojito recipe next time you’re craving a fun and fruity drink.