Blueberries: A Superfood Recipe Round-Up

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I eat a lot of blueberries. Not a little. A lot. To be exact, I go through 3 lbs of Walmart Great Value Frozen Blueberries a week. Luckily the only thing in them is blueberries. Nothing else. Just yummy, frozen blueberries. I eat a minimum of 1 cup a day but I might add another third on there. Why? According to the July issue of Outside Magazine 

According to a recent study, eating about 1 1/3 cups of blueberries per day significantly reduces oxidative stress and increases the body’s ability to fight inflammation after workouts.  

I’m pretty sure we all have read somewhere along the line that blueberries are a superfood. You can find a whole list of them on WebMD. But let’s focus on blueberries. Focus is good. Here is what you can get with your blueberries:

  • antioxidant filled (helps fight infection and disease)
  • it’s a phytoflavinoid (protect the body from stress)
  • high in potassium (aids nerve and cell function)
  • high in vitamin C (building block of collagen: an elemental material for bone, skin, blood vessels and other tissue)
So how do I eat so many blueberries. Daily smoothies!
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Sometimes the Maca powder is flax seed and sometimes I throw in a half-cup of raw oatmeal (old fashioned — not quick). Note: oats are a superfood. When I can afford it the protein powder is vegan as I don’t think soy is good for you. I also go through about two bags of spinach a week and seven bananas (both superfoods as well). Basically, I get in as many superfoods as I can in the morning. It keeps me going and I feel so much better when I fuel up on raw superfoods in the morning. And while organic is best, please don’t make excuses and say that since you can’t afford it you won’t do it at all. Do what you can. That’s what I do. It’s better than eating from a drive through!
Here are some other great recipes for you to try (and yes, this required it’s own Pinterest board):
Breakfast

Blueberry Protein Pancakes from Natalie Hodson
Blueberry Muffins from Dana at The Coupon Challenge
Secret Ingredient Blueberry Oatmeal from Kristen at Dine and Dish
Lemon Blueberry Breakfast Bars from Kate at Kate’s Healthy Cupboard

As a Condiment

Wild Blueberry Chia Seed Jam from Vanessa at Healthy Living How To
Homemade Blueberry Syrup & Topping from Carolyn at The Healthy Voyager
Strawberry, Blueberry & Radish Salsa from Hallie at Daily Bites
Salads

Blueberry Salad with Coconut Cilantro Dressing from Amie at The Healthy Apple
Minted Watermelon, Cucumber, and Blueberry Salad from Marina at Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Blueberry Quinoa Salad from Kim at The Balanced Platter
Desserts

Blueberry Buckle from Nancy at Spicie Foodie (vegan)
Red White & Blueberry Layered Shortcakes by Jen at Yummy Healthy Easy (they are in a jar…so cool!)
Berry Ricotta Pizza from Pam at Skinny Sweets Daily
Snacks

Melon Blueberry Pops from Daria at Daria’s Delish Dish
Blueberry Apricot Flatbread from Dionne at Try Anything Once
Healthy Homemade Fruit Snacks from Rachelle at Care to Be Glam
Small Talk

What is your favorite way to eat blueberries? Do you have a healthy blueberry recipe to share (put link in comments)?

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