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Fruit Spotlight: Blueberries

Fruit spotlight: blueberries. Health benefits of this powerful fruit and blueberry recipes.

Blueberries are in-season now and ripe for the picking. Not only are these bite-sized fruits delicious to eat, but they’re also packed with good-for-you antioxidants and anti-inflammatory power that runners need to keep their bodies happy. It’s no wonder Americans went from eating 283 million pounds annually in 1995 to over more than million pounds last year.

Blueberries are low in fat, full of dietary fiber and phytonutrients, packed with vitamin C. They’re also an excellent source of manganese, which is responsible for healthy bone development and converting carbohydrates and fats into usable energy.

Here are 21 tasty, hand-picked recipes that will have you running to the blueberry patch to pick a pail:

  1. Blueberry Crisp via Many Kitchens
  2. Blueberry Breakfast Bake via (never)homemaker
  3. Blueberry Granola Bars via Annie’s Noms
  4. Paleo Blueberry Muffins via The Iron You
  5. Blueberry Flatbreads via Cookie Monster Cooking
  6. Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing via A Food-Centric Life
  7. Banana and Blueberry Popsicles via Sugar Et Al
  8. Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes via Sweet Peas and Saffron
  9. Grilled Asparagus and Blueberry Salad via What’s Gaby Cooking?
  10. Blueberry Banana Bread Granola via Iowa Girl Eats
  11. Blueberry Hemp Smoothie via Vegan Richa
  12. Blueberry Peanut Butter Oats via Minimal Eats
  13. Blueberry Quinoa Salad via Frugal Mom
  14. Blueberry Vanilla Smoothie via Food Mouth
  15. Blueberry Yogurt Cupcakes via Yolli
  16. Dark Chocolate Blueberry Clusters via So, How Does It Taste?
  17. Blueberry Chia Jam via 40 Aprons
  18. Blueberry Ice Cream via Kitchen Confidence
  19. Blueberry Cheesecake In a Jar via Life, Love, and Good Food
  20. Blueberry-Ginger Smoothie (WalkJogRun original)
  21. Berry Purple Post Workout Smoothie (WalkJogRun original)

What’s your favorite way to eat blueberries?

Written by Ashley Marcin.

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