Blueberries – the tiny fruit with tons of nutritional benefits, especially for the heart! Packed with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and phytonutrient, and being free of cholesterol makes blueberries the perfect health healthy food. Not only are they delicious, but they are versatile, and can be eaten countless different ways! I’ve chosen four easy summer recipes that can help you incorporate this delectable, heart-healthy fruit into your diet.
Minted Watermelon, Cucumber, and Blueberry Salad
It doesn’t get any easier (or refreshing!) than a fruit salad. Pair it with some multigrain or pita chips for a delicious snack on a hot day.
What’s even easier and healthier than adding blueberries to a salad? Dropping them in your water! Add blueberries and mint to a pitcher of lemon water to serve at your next gathering. It’ll be a hit!
Craving ice cream, but don’t want to break your healthy diet? Or maybe you just want to practice conscious eating, but you’re dreaming of an icy dessert? No problem! Make some homemade “nice cream” by freezing blended blueberries and bananas for a delicious healthy treat!
This salad is a lunch or dinner option that can’t be beat. It’s simple, delicious, and full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber. Toss together some spinach, arugula, tomatoes, feta cheese, avocado, chickpeas, and blueberries, drizzled with some olive oil for a nutritious, sweet yet savory meal that you’ll want to eat all the time.