Blueberries! Tiny spheres of purple-blue juicy-goodness loaded with antioxidants and vitamins! Blueberries are one of the superfoods that fitness and health care professionals agree keep you at the top of your game! Anthocyanis create the deep blue hue of this perfect food. Zap free radicals, keep skin youthful, protect your urinary tract, and much more with blueberries!
With the height of the blueberry season still in full-swing, buy fresh blueberries and put them in the freezer. Blueberries can be kept in the freezer for up to 12 months. They make a satisfying treat right out of the freezer, or create wonderful desserts, smoothies, cocktails, and more.
Try these 10 healthy blueberry dessert recipes today!
1. Individual Blueberry Pies
Super easy. Super delicious! Only three ingredients: fresh blueberries, biscuits, powdered sugar and milk. Create these individual blueberry ‘hand pies’ to wow your family and friends! Modify this recipe by using fresh blueberries and organic honey vs. blueberry pie filling. Choose organic gluten-free biscuit dough and almond milk to reduce calories. Find the recipe at FaveSoutherRecipes.com.
2. Blueberry Popsicles
Creamy yogurt and fresh organic blueberries make these popsicles a treat for all ages! From LifeLoveLiz.com, these popsicles are so easy to make, ready in four hours, you can keep them in the freezer up to week. SweetHome.com reviews the best popsicle molds. Thanks, Liz!
3. Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream
No ice cream maker required! Create yummy ice cream with four ingredients: blueberries, almond milk, agave nectar, and bananas! Top with a handful of fresh blueberries for a beautiful summertime dessert! Only 129 calories per serving; makes six servings! GoodGuide.com reviews the healthiest ice cream cones, or you can make your own – Chefsetps.com tells you how. Find the full recipe at Health.com.
4. Blueberry-Lemon Sorbet
Another healthy recipe from Health.com, this is a refreshing summer sorbet that uses whole blueberries and fresh lemon. Add organic clover honey to create a delicious dessert. Easy to make, blend ingredients, freeze for about one hour and serve. Serve in glass ramekins for an elegant dessert. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Only 77 calories per ½ cup serving.
5. Healthy Blueberry Smoothie
A four ounce serving of this smoothie makes a happy ending to any meal. This recipe is courtesy of FullPlateLiving.org. Use vanilla almond milk for flavor, wholesome organic flaxseeds, fresh blueberries, organic bananas, and clover honey. Add ice to create a summertime favorite. View FullPlateLiving’s superfood guide here.
- 1 cup Milk (low fat, skim. rice, almond or soy)
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds , whole
- 1 cup blueberries, frozen, unsweetened
- 1 large banana, frozen
- 1 tablespoon honey
6. Real Food Blueberry Gelatin
If you like gelatin, you will like this healthy favorite. Choose grass-fed gelatin from your health food store. Blueberries, lemon juice, organic grade B maple syrup create an inexpensive dessert you will serve again and again. Find the recipe at ThankYourBody.com.
7. Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
These are delicious with a cup of coffee or tea. They make the perfect dessert. Easy to make and pack for an on-the-go dessert. TasteofHome shares their 5-star recipe. Oatmeal, yogurt, and other healthy ingredients create a powerhouse of nutrients and flavors. Only 167 calories per muffin.
8. Blueberry Tart
A true taste of summer, this newly posted recipe from FoodandWine.com, this sounds wonderful and will make it to my dessert to-do list! Blueberries, yogurt, graham crackers and honey all in the same bite! Yum! Serve this decadent recipe at your next backyard BBQ or family picnic!
9. Blueberry Truffles
Truffles! Is your mouth watering? A rich taste with only 28 calories per truffle! A sphere of goodness, these truffles have only five ingredients, with a surprise of a real blueberry in the center. Visit AmysHealthyBaking.com for this recipe and more delicious wholesome recipes. Thanks, Amy!
10. Blueberry Lemon Breeze Cocktail
Don’t see the summer end without one of these cocktails! At my house, cocktails count as dessert! FitnessMagazine.com shares this great recipe with only 205 calories per serving. Ingredients: 10 blueberries, lemon juice, an ounce of champagne, an ounce of gin, a little agave nectar. An all-time healthy favorite, it is the perfect dessert for a summer meal.
Visit your local Farmer’s Market for fresh, organic, locally grown blueberries. To find a Farmer’s Market near you, visit localharvest.org. Become friends with your local farmers to find out the best time to purchase seasonal fruits and vegetables. Farmers can give you advice on storage, freezing and preparing healthy food for your family.
“Sometimes when I’m eating a blueberry muffin, it’s so tasty and delightful, that I think, “Wow, this is better than sex!” And sometimes when I’m having sex I think, “Wow, this is very expensive. I should have just gotten a muffin.” Because it’s less expensive and you can cut it in half and save some for later. Yes, you can refrigerate your muffins.” Mitch Fatel