Nutrition

Savor Blueberry Season with These Nine Healthy Blueberry Recipes

Bonus points if you pick the berries yourself.


Watermelon, cherries, peaches, strawberries—the list of juicy summer fruit we can’t get enough of goes on and on. But one of our favorites is the little blueberry.

Blueberries contain high levels of antioxidants, which may help the body reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. They also contain high levels of Vitamin C and fiber and are low in calories.

This fruit is also versatile in the kitchen and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. To give you a taste of blueberries in all their forms, we put together a list of healthy blueberry recipes you can make for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and dessert.

Breakfast

1. Blueberry Baked Donuts
Via Peanut Butter Plus Chocolate

These baked donuts, made with brown rice or oat flour, also feature a fresh blueberry glaze. The glaze is made using blueberries, protein powder, lemon juice, coconut oil, and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.

2. Blueberry Smoothie
Via The Recipes Day

Greek yogurt adds protein to the smoothie, while oats and blueberries provide fiber to keep you full. If you are dairy-free and need to add protein, you can also add a scoop of protein powder.

3. Blueberry Baked Oatmeal Muffins
Via Emily McLaughlin 

These muffins are flourless and use oats and bananas as their base. Because this recipe uses chia seeds or ground flaxseed, let the batter sit for five minutes before scooping into the muffin tin.

Lunch and Dinner 

4. Blueberry, Feta, and Honey-Caramelized Onion Naan Pizza
Via Kitchen Confidante 

Pre-made naan flatbreads can be found at the grocery store, and either original or whole grain will work. While these pizzas are baked in the oven, they would work well on the grill.

5. Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Chicken
Via Pure Grace Farms 

This blueberry glazed chicken is also flavored with balsamic vinegar, rosemary, and oregano. Serve the chicken with a side of brown rice and a side salad or a steamed vegetable, like broccoli.

6. Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad
Via Ambitious Kitchen

Quinoa, fresh avocado, corn, blueberries, pistachios, and more make up this colorful salad. To make the homemade cilantro lime dressing, you’ll need a blender or food processor.

Dessert 

7. Raw Blueberry Coconut Fudge
Via Desserts with Benefits 

These vegan and gluten-free fudge bites are made with cashews, coconut butter, and fresh blueberries. For easy-to-blend cashews and a smooth fudge, soak the cashews overnight.

8. Strawberry-Blueberry Crisp
Via Nums the Word 

Juicy blueberries and strawberries make up the filling of this simple, yet classic, dessert. If desired, you can swap the white sugar for coconut sugar or maple syrup. Top the crisp with Greek yogurt, frozen yogurt, or coconut whipped cream.

9. Lemon & Blueberry Frozen Greek Yogurt Bites
Via Evolving Table

Stay cool and cure your sweet tooth with these yogurt bites, made with only five ingredients. You can make these in cupcake tins or silicone ice cube trays for easy removal.