Seasonal Foods

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Benefits of Blueberries


     I love blueberries, and around this time of year, I actually crave them. But you can eat blueberries all year long because you can find amazing blueberries in the freezer section of the grocery store.

     Blueberries are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins. These gems also just make you feel better, and can improve your mood. If you weren't sold on them already, they also have a detoxifying effect on the body, and just three servings a week can reduce a woman's risk of a heart attack by 33%.

     This time of year, when the blueberries are fresh and at their peak, I love to put them in salads or eat them plain as a snack. The frozen variety can be added to any number of smoothie recipes. Or you can always try my delicious Lemon Blueberry Muffins which are grain-free, dairy-free, and nut-free.