Not only is July is a month filled with fun summer activities, it’s also National Blueberry Month! Blueberries are just like nature’s candy: sweet, brilliantly blue colored, and complement many delicious dishes. The best part? They’re healthy for you too! You can stock up on all your antioxidants, while enjoying what you’re eating too. We’ve compiled some berry delicious dishes with, that’s right, you guessed it, lots of blueberries!
So what benefits do blueberries have you may ask? They are not only low in calories, but also high in nutrients! From a daily serving of blueberries you’re fueling your body with vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and even some fiber. They are also packed with some of the highest antioxidant contents in comparison to other common fruits and veggies. Antioxidants are beneficial in supporting aging neurons, which ultimately improves the brain and memory while also protecting our bodies from free radicals, which damage cells.
To get your daily dose of blueberries this National Bluberry month here are some dishes to try out:
What better way to elevate your salad than with some beautiful blueberries. They add a pretty pop of color and complement any savory ingredients in your salad. Mix some fresh lettuce, veggies of your choice, and some blueberries and you’ve got a superfood salad!
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It’s summer, which means the sun is out and temperatures are warming. A refreshing treat to compliment any hot summer day is a blueberry ice pop! They’re easy to make and are naturally sweet making them a great summer go to.
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Need a new way to jazz up a piece of toast? Buy a box of blueberries and blend them together to make yourself some divine blueberry jam. You only need a few ingredients and just like that your classic PB& J got just a little bit better!
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To satisfy that sweet tooth, blueberry crumb bars are a delectable dessert. Savor the warm crumble as you bite into the delightfully chewy filling.
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Incorporate a few more blueberries into your diet with some of these delicious recipes and celebrate National Blueberry Month right!