Healthy Ways to Eat More Blueberries
Blueberries may be small, but they pack a lot of nutritional punch into one little bite. While a cup of the little blues is only 84 calories, you’ll get 14 percent of your daily fiber and a boost of heart-helping antioxidants. And did we mention that they taste amazing?
The prime time for these berries runs from May to October, so to grab some sunshine and a big batch of berries in one trip (while also getting some exercise) try picking your own at orchards across America. If you’ve got a craving for blueberries during the winter months, never fear: Many of these recipes use dried or frozen blueberries that can be stored all year long.
Zucchini bread is one of the easiest (and tastiest) ways to get some vegetables at breakfast, and this recipe adds blueberries for a great blueberry muffin-zucchini bread hybrid.
Meet your new go-to breakfast for a busy morning. Overnight oats “cook” in the fridge overnight, so a delicious healthy oatmeal breakfast is all set to go in the morning. The blueberries, cinnamon, maple syrup, bananas, walnuts, and vanilla in this recipe sweeten it up. Make a big batch to last the whole week!
This spin on the old-school blueberry muffin is designed to be gluten-free and vegan, but you can swap out the gluten-free flour and oats for whatever you have on hand. Quinoa means this isn’t just any muffin—it’s all about that protein!
Blueberries, banana, and pineapple are all smoothie standbys—but wait, oatmeal? The rolled oats and Greek yogurt make this smoothie filling enough to serve as a drinkable meal. Add a handful of spinach to sneak in a serving of veggies.
Nothing is better than the smell of freshly baked banana bread in the morning. Nothing, that is, except banana bread in portable muffin form, packed with fresh blueberries! For an even healthier version, try using applesauce instead of butter.