Here in Jersey, we love our blueberries, and they are one of those foods that are great to fall in love with. They contain more antioxidants than any other fruit; and antioxidants protect us from a range of diseases, including cancer. They are also packed full of fiber, and vitamin C.
When they are in season, I like to buy in bulk and freeze them, so I have a supply to last my family for months. The easiest way I’ve found to freeze is layer a jelly roll pan with wax paper. Wash and dry the berries, and arrange on the pan in a single layer. Freeze for several hours, then transfer to a freezer bag.
We use blueberries around here for all sorts of stuff, from fruit salads, to smoothies. Add a handful to Greek yogurt to sweeten it up, or to oatmeal. Blueberries make a great substitution for pancake syrup. Heat berries and a couple tablespoons of water in a small saucepan until berries pop, then allow to cool and thicken. You can also use them to make my Blueberry Banana Dream protein smoothie!
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 small banana
1 cup skim milk
1 scoop EAS Vanilla Protein
5 ice cubes
3 packets Splenda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pulse all together in a blender until smooth. Enjoy icy cold!
*Approximate nutritional information: 257 calories, 1g fat, 23g protein, 20g fruit and dairy sugars