Do you remember your parents telling you to eat your spinach for muscles like Popeye or munching on carrots will help your eyesight? Oh, and then there’s “eating peas will make your hair curly”…
I don’t know about the curly hair but now there is a new saying that you can tell your kids “blueberries help your memory” that’s absolutely true! Here are five clever ways to get more blueberries into your diet!
1. Blueberries are rich in pectin, low in sugar and calories — making them ideal for a healthy dipping sauces or make an exotic homemade BBQ sauce.
2. Blueberries are wonderful blended with green vegetables because they mask the color and flavor of leafy greens. Smoothies and pops, like my Blueberry Spinach pop, are an easy way to get kids to chow down on superfood veggies they don’t like.
3. I blend frozen blueberries with nuts in my Blendtec to make a dreamy, dairy-free ice cream that has the antioxidant power of two superfoods paired together. Nuts are rich in minerals that are crucial for heart-health and add healthy fats to give a luscious texture.
4. Do you fear boxed breakfast cereals or want to try a glutenfree breakfast treat? Have this delightful protein-packed cold breakfast, blueberries, homemade peanut butter, and kefir to charge your immunity and your brain.
5. If you’re trying to cut back on sugar but still want a sweet topping for your pancakes or waffles, make a fast blueberry syrup. Combine 1 cup of blueberries, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 teaspoon of stevia in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 to 12 minutes, breaking up the blueberries with the back of a spoon until a thick sauce forms. Serve immediately.