Blueberries: Superfood Spotlight

We’ve Got the Blues

It’s blueberry season, and we’ve definitely got the blues! From blueberry kefir to blueberry pancakes, muffins to tarts, bars to smoothies, we can’t get enough fresh, juicy blueberries.

Blueberry Benefits!

According to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, blueberries are high in many essential vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin K
  • Manganese
  • Fiber

Not surprisingly, blueberries get their name from their deeply pigmented blue color- an indication that they’re full of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins. Antioxidants fight carcinogenic free radicals, which can cause cell degeneration, DNA damage and cancer.

If those aren’t strong enough reasons for you to increase your blueberry intake, the bite-sized beauties are also low in calories, fat-free, and delicious- especially when paired with kefir!

Just Eat ‘Em

Summer is the perfect time to cook with and eat blueberries. We like them anywhere a fresh (or frozen) berry is needed, and in some unexpected places, too: bake them in muffins, add them to oatmeal, top some pancakes or even make a juicy sauce. There isn’t much a blueberry can’t do.

Our Purple-icious Blueberry Kefir Smoothie is a quick and easy way to whip up an antioxidant-rich snack. Find the recipe here. How do you like to enjoy your blueberries? Tell us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!