Blueberry Powerhouse

Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants.  Studies have shown their benefits for overall health and for memory support.  They’re tasty, low fat, and low glycemic.  Buying fresh blueberries in season and freezing them for later is a great way to enjoy their goodness year-round.

Purchasing organic blueberries is an important consideration.  Research reveals that organic blueberries are higher in antioxidants when compared to conventionally grown blueberries.  Blueberries are also one of the dirty dozen, those fruits and vegetables that are most likely to retain high levels of pesticide residue.  This is another reason to purchase organic, in order to avoid that chemical contamination.

One of my favorite ways to use blueberries is in these delicious muffins.  The original inspiration for these came from Amy Dacyczyn and her universal muffin recipe.

Best Blueberry Muffins 

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup gluten free flour (I use Pamela’s Baking Mix)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup organic whole milk
1/4 cup organic sour cream
2 tablespoons melted organic coconut oil
1/2 cup honey (use raw and local)
1 cup blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 F
Grease muffin tin
In a large bowl mix together dry ingredients
Add milk, sour cream, coconut oil, and honey, blending well
Fold in blueberries
Divide mixture into muffin tins
Bake  15 minutes or until done

These always go quickly in my house.  However I should note that they freeze well and make a great snack.

 

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About Mira

Mira Dessy is The Ingredient Guru. A holistic nutrition professional, author, and a popular public speaker, she knows that it's not just what you eat, but what's in what you eat. She is the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in their food. Dessy is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner whose mission is to educate and empower consumers. She curates the Lean Clean Green Subscription box, the premier, organic, earth-friendly, healthy, sustainable subscription box which can be found online at https://theingredientguru.memberbox.com