Benefits to Incorporating Blueberries Into Your Diet:
High in antioxidant levels which combat the free radicals that damage our cells, eventually leading to diseases like cancer, while also providing anti-inflammatory support for the body.
The antioxidants also support the nervous system, brain health, and cardiovascular function and even improve memory.
Blueberries have a low glycaemic index. This helps to keep your blood sugar levels balanced and prevent any spikes.
One serving of blueberries provides almost 25% of your required immune-boosting vitamin C.
A great source of manganese which is key for bone health and a good metabolism.
A Favorite Recipe with Blueberries: Blueberry Muffins
Who doesn’t love a good blueberry muffin?? Well, if you grab one off the shelf at the store or even at a bakery these little puppies can pack a serious calorie punch. Like um 500 calories for 1 muffin!! Craziness I tell ya, craziness! I love making these at home to save calories and money, I put them in the freezer for a super simple breakfast or snack. Enjoy!
2 cups blueberries (if using frozen do not defrost, it will turn the batter blue:)
1/4 cup nut milk (almond or coconut)
1/2 c maple syrup
1/4 cup honey, agave or brown rice syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour (sometimes I used all wheat flour and they are just as good)
Preheat oven to 375, line 12 cup muffin tin with papers
Mix the wet ingredients together, then stir in the dry ingredients and gently fold in the blueberries. Divide evenly among the cups and bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 25-30 min. Enjoy!