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Blueberries - The Perfect Super Food

Updated on April 13, 2015

A Delicious Super Food

When it comes to super foods, blueberries are at the top of the list! These little berries are not only bursting with flavor, but they are also high in antioxidants, an important ingredient in helping to fight free-radicals, which can damage cellular structure and DNA.

Blueberry Picking with the Kids

An Annual Tradition

Blueberry picking is an annual tradition in my house. The kids have been out in the fields picking blueberries, mulberries, strawberries and herbs since they were just tots. Lucky for me, they're now big enough to really help bring in a bountiful harvest.

Healthy Blueberries

What to do with All Those Berries!

Blueberries are absolutely delicious just as they are. We eat them plain, sometimes with a little cream and we even like them frozen.

To freeze blueberries, just rinse, remove stems and place in a single layer on a sheet pan (make sure the pan has sides or you'll have blueberries rolling all over the place!) Place the pan in the freezer for about an hour, then put the berries in zip top freezer bags.

We use these frozen berries all year for everything from blueberry muffins to smoothies. We even eat them straight out of the freezer. My kids think that a small bowl of frozen blueberries is just like ice cream. Yep, they're that good!

A Bountiful Harvest

Fresh Picked Blueberries
Fresh Picked Blueberries

Blueberry Pancakes

Here's a great way to enjoy the healthy benefits of blueberries.

Best Blueberry Pancakes
Best Blueberry Pancakes


1-1/4 c flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 Tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

1 c milk

1 Tbsp butter, melted

1 c blueberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, thaw before using)


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together into a large bowl. Beat the egg and milk in a small bowl. Stir milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture. Add the melted butter and stir to combine. Fold in the blueberries, gently. Let batter sit for one hour.
  2. Lightly oil a heavy frying pan or griddle and heat over medium-high heat. Pour approximately 1/4 cup batter onto hot pan or griddle for each pancake. When the top is covered with small bubbles and the batter is just about set, carefully flip it over. Pancakes should be lightly browned on both sides. Serve hot.

Dried Blueberries

Blueberries are great whether you eat them fresh, use them in baked goods, freeze them for smoothies or preserve them by drying them. Dried blueberries can be used in baked goods as well as eaten as a healthy snack.

A Tray of Blueberries Ready for the Dehydrator

Blueberries on a dehydrator tray.
Blueberries on a dehydrator tray.

Incredible Blueberry Muffins


Submit a Comment

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago

    Hi Carb Diva, that sounds delicious. I've put cranberries and even grapes in my salad, but haven't thought of blueberries. Another great way to take advantage of blueberries full antioxidant potential.

  • Lamme profile imageAUTHOR


    3 years ago

    Thanks for reading, breakfastpop. You're going to love the convenience of frozen blueberries.

  • Carb Diva profile image

    Linda Lum 

    3 years ago from Washington State, USA

    We love blueberries and have a dozen bushes on our property. Blueberry pie is a favorite at our house. They are also great on a green salad with feta and walnuts. Thanks for a great hub.

  • breakfastpop profile image


    3 years ago

    I have never frozen blueberries, but I will now thanks to you.


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