There is something so refreshing about enjoying fresh blueberries in the summertime. Personally, my favorite ways to eat blueberries are in smoothies and pancakes, but I am always trying out new recipe ideas! With that in mind, I’ve compiled my top 20 Must-Have Blueberry Recipes that you can try this season.
The Powerful Health Benefits of Blueberries
Along with being sweet and flavorful, blueberries are full of health benefits, just to name a few:
Low in calories and high in nutrients
An amazing source of antioxidants, often referred to as a superfood
High in fiber, potassium, and vitamins, especially vitamin C
Studies have shown they can help heart health, bone strength, skin health, and blood pressure
Frequently Asked Questions:
How can you tell when a blueberry is ripe?
Blueberries are ripe when they are plump and deep blue. They also have a light gray dusty appearance on the surface. Blueberries aren’t ripe if they are white, green, or have any hint of red.
How long does blueberry season last?
In the US, the harvest runs from April to late September, with peak depending on what state you’re in. Here in Michigan, the best time to get blueberries is in July and August.
Can I freeze fresh blueberries?
Yes! Freezing fresh berries is a great way to make them last throughout the off season. In fact, I have a great guide on how to freeze berries.
Eat It, LIke It, Share It!
Did you try any of these blueberry recipes? The next time you make one, snap a picture and share it to your socials. Tag @thelemonbowl and #thelemonbowl so we can admire and share your drink.
20 Must-Have Blueberry Recipes
Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
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Replacing 1/2 the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour gives these muffins the extra protein and fiber you need to get through the day.
This creamy, protein-packed blueberry smoothie is scented with warm cinnamon and fragrant vanilla. Ideal for breakfast or a post-workout snack, it’s the perfect on-the-go smoothie recipe to give you lasting energy all morning long.