Not only are blueberries very popular and very tasty, but they are also full of important nutrients. Various studies have found blueberries to be good for memory, heart health, infections, inflammation, and even certain types of cancer, so there is no reason not to include some into your diet. Luckily, blueberries are as versatile as they are tasty, and can be eaten in a variety of ways. Below are some fun ideas for how to eat more blueberries.
1. In baked goods
You can add a handful of blueberries to just about any baked goodie that you might want to make. Add some to your pancake batter, your muffin recipe, your homemade bread, and even to cookies! This is a great way to liven up any baked goodie and to make it more nutritious.
2. In a smoothie
If you are in the habit of making smoothies, then consider adding some blueberries once in a while. Blueberries taste great in either green or fruity smoothies. Frozen blueberries are also good at adding some thickness to your smoothie and for turning it into a nice, cold treat.
3. In yogurt
Blueberries taste great in yogurt, and can go a long way to adding flavor to plain, unsweetened yogurt. Don’t eat tasteless yogurt in an effort to be healthier! Add some blueberries to turn it into a yummier and even more nutritious snack. You can either choose to leave the blueberries whole or to mash them up.
4. Make blueberry syrup
Blueberry syrup is very easy to make and is great on pancakes, though it can liven up yogurt, smoothies, baked goods, and many other types of food as well. To make blueberry syrup all you need to do is combine some blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, and a little bit of water in a saucepan until the sugar dissolves. You may need to adjust the amount of sugar depending on how sweet you want the syrup. Start with about ½ cup of sugar per 2 cups of blueberries. Once the syrup is done you can also stir in another cup or so of blueberries.
5. Eat them plain
Though there are many fun ways to eat them, blueberries are also great by the handful. They make for a quick, tasty, and very nutritious snack, so grab some if you’re feeling a little peckish. You can also set out a bowl for you and your family to eat throughout the day.
What are your favorite ways to eat blueberries?