Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Blueberry Day



"Based on data from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (Boston, MA), blueberries are among the fruits with the highest antioxidant activity. Using a test called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), researchers have shown that a serving of fresh blueberries provided more antioxidant activity than many other fresh fruits and vegetables."

http://www.blueberry.org/nutrition.htm

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Based upon these good facts, it's a good idea to incorporate blueberries into your diet. Fortunately they are delicious and easy to wash and freeze for out-of-season use. Blueberries are yummy eaten fresh and out of hand. But there are other great ways to eat them too. A handful of frozen blueberries added to a fruit salad makes a colorful presentation. Blueberries added to Swedish Fruit Soup enhance the soups colors and vibrancy. Many love blueberry pie and most families probably have their 'favorite' recipe for it that has been handed down through the generations. This morning we raided the freezer and decided to make blueberry toast. If you've never tried it, you really must. It's a pretty tasty way to start the day!

Blueberry Toast

1 pint fresh blueberries or 2 cups frozen blueberries
3 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate, frozen
2 - 3 Tbsp. agave syrup
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
2 - 3 Tbsp. cornstarch

Place all ingredients except cornstarch in a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat and add cornstarch (mixed with cold water to form slurry). Return mixture to a boil and cook for three minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Serve over toast spread with almond or peanut butter.

Makes four servings.

7 comments:

  1. Love blueberries! We pick them each summer and freeze so they're always ready. The Blueberry Toast recipe sounds yummy. Thanks for posting!

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  2. Wowza!! This looks absolutely de-lish!!

    Hope all is well with you, friend, and that you have a glorious week, and great weather out there!!

    Blessings,
    Becky

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  3. That looks so scrumptious! I eat blueberries on my oatmeal and when they are in season here, I freeze them! Love fruit year round! This morning I had strawberries on my oatmeal...yum!

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  4. Yummmm, we have been enjoying blueberry bars. Clarice

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  5. Blueberries are my granddaughters absolute favorite food {one of mine too}! I will certainly make this scrumptious recipe. Thanks!

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  6. Blueberries are my absolute fave...this looks delicious and I will try it some fine day. I really need to get some frozen berries because I didn't freeze any this year. Wyman's is a very good brand and they use only wild berries. Love that!

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  7. I love blueberries! This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing it.

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