5 Healthy Blueberry Recipes for 4th of July Week & Beyond
This month is all about red, white, and blue. And with July being National Blueberry Month, it’s the perfect time to enjoy this popular seasonal fruit.
Small but mighty, blueberries are often dubbed a “superfood” as they’re packed with phytochemicals and antioxidants — which help boost your health while minimizing free radical damage to the body. In fact, research has linked blueberry consumption with decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Ready to add some more of this blue superfruit to your diet? This month on the Vibrant Health blog, we’re sharing five healthy blueberry recipes for your 4th of July week and beyond!
5 Healthy Blueberry Recipes for Summer
- Don’t Be (Blue)berry Smoothie Bowl
- Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad
- Blueberry Superfood Ice Pops
- Blueberry Lemonade with Mint
- Blueberry Almond Butter Energy Bites
1. For a Healthy Start, Try: Don’t Be (Blue)berry Smoothie Bowl
Chase your blues away and start your day off on the right note with our Blueberry Smoothie Bowl! With blueberries, cauliflower, and banana, this frozen blended bowl is packed with antioxidants.
2. For a Nourishing Lunch, Try: Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad
We love a good salad, especially when it incorporates protein-rich quinoa and fresh seasonal produce — like avocado, sweet corn, and of course blueberries. Mix it all up with a homemade zesty Cilantro Lime dressing, then top with pistachios, feta, and chopped red onion!
3. For a Cool Treat, Try: Blueberry Superfood Ice Pops
Take your popsicle game to the next level with these homemade pops! Made with just four simple ingredients — including frozen blueberries — these immune-boosting sweet treats will keep you cool all summer long. Insider tip: Try adding a scoop of our new Blueberry Lemon Green Vibrance powder for a flavorful health boost!
4. For a Refreshing Beverage, Try: Blueberry Lemonade with Mint
When life gives you lemons, make blueberry lemonade! This DIY version ditches the added sugar and artificial ingredients, opting for all natural honey. And fresh mint leaves give your drink a refreshing twist. Bonus: it’s easily made in a blender with the push of a button, making it the ultimate party beverage.
5. For an Energizing Snack, Try: Blueberry Almond Butter Energy Bites
During the heat of summer, easy, no-bake recipes are a no-brainer! That’s why we love these 5-minute Blueberry Almond Butter Energy Bites — made with healthy pantry ingredients like oats, chia seeds, and almond butter. Made with dried blueberries, these energy bites are the perfect summer snack!
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