This tiny but delicious fruit is packed full of nutrients! Learn more below, as well as check out some of our favorite blueberry smoothie recipes we've found!
Just because Independence Day has passed, doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating SUMMER! Luckily, it’s National Blueberry Day and we’re here to tell you all the health benefits of this delicious and nutritious fruit!
Not only are blueberries packed with Vitamin C, which helps protect your skin, blood vessels, cartilage, and increase bone density, there is an antioxidant in them that helps reduce inflammation, and helps increase the strength of your immune system! This compound, called anthocyanin, is also responsible for their berry-blue color!
Since blueberries are low in calories, they’re often a favorite topping to cereal, oatmeal, pancakes or yogurt, and can help aid weight loss. One cup of blueberries provides nearly 25% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C! One cup of blueberries provides 3.6 grams of dietary fiber as well – while also providing calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium! With all that packed inside those tiny blue fruits, what’s not to love about them?
So what’s our favorite way to incorporate blueberries into your diet? SMOOTHIES of course! Check out these three blueberry infused smoothies we found to keep you cool on a summer day!
View the full recipe here! (Dinner At the Zoo)
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View the full recipe here! (Cookie + Kate)
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