Summer Blueberry Recipes: Different Ways to Try this Superfood!
Did you know that NJ is the second largest grower of blueberries nationwide? Here are some interesting facts about this amazing fruit!
- Blueberries are very low in calories, making them great for snacking, only 85 calories per cup.
- Blueberries are a superfood, containing very high levels of antioxidants, which makes them excellent for cancer prevention.
- Blueberries can promote a healthy metabolism by improving glucose and insulin levels.
If you are tired of seeing the same dessert recipes for blueberries, try these great recipes to incorporate more blueberries into your diet!
Blueberry BBQ Sauce
6 pints blueberries
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup white vinegar
32 oz beer (preferably dark)
2 cloves garlic
1 white onion diced
1 small dried chipotle pepper
1 fresno chili
1 teaspoon ground coffee
½ teaspoon caraway, ground
1 teaspoon salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pot, bring to a boil
2. Turn heat to low and simmer for 2 hours
3. Transfer mixture to a blender and puree
4. Store sauce in refrigerator until ready to use
Blueberry Lavender Iced Tea
8 oz frozen blueberries
¼ cup sugar or honey
2 teaspoons dried lavender flowers
2 quarts water
2 oz white tea leaves
1. Bring water to a boil, remove from heat, stir in tea leaves and lavender, allow to steep for 3 minutes.
2. Add frozen blueberries and sugar or honey, stir to combine
3. Strain tea through a fine mesh strainer
4. Allow to cool
5. Serve over ice with a sprig of fresh mint