I have had a love affair with blueberries since college...they are a burst of flavor. Nutritionally, blueberries are dynamos. Health benefits include: good source of fiber, manganese, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. They are also rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants, which may reduce inflammation. A 1-cup serving provides 19% of the recommended amounts of Vitamin C for adult women and just 84 calories.
Blueberries' simplicity and sophistication cannot be beat; just rinse and they are ready! No cutting, chopping, etc you can not get much easier than that.
Quick healthy eating ideas:
- Top Greek yogurt or breakfast cereals with blueberries.
- Sprinkle them in muffins, pancakes, angel food cake or ginger bread.
- Add them to salads; they can be gently toosed into a garden salad or try them in a rice, couscous or other grain salad.
Blueberries lend themselves well with their sweet taste, texture, color and shape. Blueberries add a nice contrast whereever you choose to add them and are unexpected peaking out of a spinach salad. Blueberry desserts abound peaches and blueberries make a great combination. Try my Blueberry and Peach Crisp recipe found on my website http://healthypalatecookbook.com/recipes, you probably have all the ingredients on hand.