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Thursday, August 18, 2011


So, I went Blueberry picking yesterday!!! Super fun!! I think I munched on more than i picked ha. I love going picking...any kind of fruit or veggie. The berry crop was pretty decent, considering its coming to the end of the season. The weathers been nasty the past couple days, but its was so super nice and hot when we went.  I decided to kick it in my boots for the festivities ha.  

So of course there are so many ways to eat a blueberry...

Since it's been could freeze your blueberries and then eat them as an icey frozen treat
Add to greek yogurt!!
Mix the little blues to cereal or oatmeal
Make a blue smoothie with them
So, I add blueberries to my Spinach salads, with cut up strawberries as well + some sliced almonds! Great way to add in a punchy amount of Vitamin C. 
Melting Dark Chocolate + Dipping fondue style...double your trouble of antioxidant blasting foods in one snack!! :)

A 'berry' delish all time favorite Blueberry recipe of mine is BLUEBERRY OATMEAL PROTEIN PANCAKES..
1 egg whites (1/4 c. liquid egg white)
1 egg
1/4c unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup of oats
1/2-1 scoop (depending on the way you like your consistancy) I use Cinnamon Bun flavor
1/2 cup skim milk
2-3 packets of sweetener
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
+ Blueberries!

First add together the dry ingredience and mix then add in the liquid and the berries
About 120 Calories per cake. -Makes about 4 reasonably sized..on the large side.. cakes

Blueberries are loaded with health benefits!!! They are loaded with antioxidants, the highest amount out of all the fruits.

If you want to keep your blueberries for a later date...just preserve their bodies by freeezing them!! The freezing process doesn't take away any of the flavonoids or antioxidants..They are a great snack with only 80 calories a cup, which gets you a pretty killer kick of your daily vitamin c requirement.

Blues are relatively low on the Glycemic Index. They have a suitable amount of fiber, which can help improve digestion. They are also proven to help fight against aging and memory problems!!

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