Making Smoothies with Blueberries
Blueberries are small round berries that grow on bushes or low shrubs. The most common types of bluberry plant varieties can be sorted into highbush (more heat tolerant), lowbush (most cold hardy), and hybrid half-high, with highbush being the most common. Blueberries have a soft texture, with a juicy and (ideally) sweet flavor, although they can sometimes be sour as well.
How to Choose Blueberries
Look for berries that are richer and darker blue in color for a sweeter tasting fruit
We love blending blueberries in our smoothies. The amount of antioxidants in them can't be matched!
The only downside to them is the price. Since they're a bit pricey, we tend to buy frozen blueberries or (if they're in season) go blueberry picking at a local farm. If you pick them yourself, it's usually ridiculously cheaper compared to the fresh ones you find at the grocery store, and they even taste better.
If you do end up going blueberry picking, bring your haul home and freeze what you won't be using within a week. You'll be eating blueberries for months.
Smoothie Recipes with Blueberries
Blueberry Flavor Pairings
|Blueberry Nutrition Facts|
|Amount Per 100g|
Calories from Fat 2.97
|Total Fat 0.33g|
|Saturated Fat 0.028g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.047g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0.146g|
|Total Carbohydrate 14.49g|
|Dietary Fiber 2.4g|
|Vitamin A 3.0µg|
|Vitamin C 9.7mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.|
|Vitamin B-12 0.0µg|
|Vitamin B-6 0.052mg|
|Vitamin D 0.0IU|
|Vitamin E 0.57mg|
|Vitamin K 19.3µg|
|All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.|
|Scientific Name||Vaccinium spp.|