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Berry-licious Blueberry Recipes

As we close out July, it’s tempting to fall in despair at the thought of our warm, glorious summer coming to an end. Summer fruits such as peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and blueberries are nearing the end of their peak growing season, and we’re already longing for that fresh blueberry compote or dense and hearty blueberry scone dotted with berries from the farmers’ market.

Not only are sweet, juicy blueberries tasty, but the little summer gems are chock-full of antioxidants, nutrients, and health benefits. Out of their fellow fruit friends and vegetable buddies, blueberries rank among the highest for antioxidant content. Not to mention they’re also low on the Glycemic Index and are only about 85 calories per cup.

Studies have shown that blueberries are good for your nervous system and brain with indication that the little berries may help improve memory and slow cognitive disorders associated with aging.

Preserve the taste of summer and your mental health with a heaping pile of fresh, succulent blueberries. The balmy picnic season isn’t over yet and neither are its lasting flavors when you whip up these 5 delicious recipes. From simple and scrumptious blueberry muffins to a bowl of fresh blueberry-acai, summer is here to stay, and it just might be in the form of a giant stack of blueberry pancakes.

1. Simple Classic Blueberry Muffin
2. Blueberry-Acai Super Smoothie
3. Fluffy Blueberry-Coconut Pancakes
4. Lemon-Vanilla Cookies with Blueberry Filling
5. Blueberry-Peach Pie with Bourbon-Caramel Sauce

Have a berry-good time in the kitchen!


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