Eating blueberries every day ‘can improve cardiovascular health’ – how to get more into your diet
By Prudence Wade. Published 2020-09-28BOLD-Food
It’s pretty easy to start eating a cup a day.
In drinks…Even though blueberries are delicious, they don’t always have to be the star of the show. Next time you’re blending up a smoothie or juice why not include some berries? The best thing is they pretty much go with everything, from mangoes to bananas.Frozen blueberries are always a good shout to have in your freezer because you don’t have to worry about them going off, and you can pop a handful into the blender whenever you fancy.
In breakfast…If there’s one meal blueberries are perfect for, it’s breakfast. If you’re feeling fancy you could whip up a berry compote to go with your granola, but failing that a handful on top of your cereal or yoghurt will make the morning tastier and healthier.Blueberries aren’t just great for cardiovascular health, they are also full of vitamin C so can help boost your skin and smooth out wrinkles.
In baking…Everything from pancakes to waffles and muffins are improved by adding a few blueberries into the batter. We’re not suggesting you overload your diet with sugar, but maybe look for healthier options – like this recipe for muffins from Cookie and Kate which suggests using honey or maple syrup as a sweet substitute.
In savoury meals…Even if you’re a berry lover, the idea of using them in dinner might seem like a step too far. But hear us out: they actually make for a perfectly tart sauce for all kinds of recipes. They traditionally pair best with duck – if you’re keen, give this recipe from Wild Blueberries a go.And for a vegetarian dinner option, try using blueberries next time you’re making couscous – they add a sweet sharpness to the dish similar to pomegranate seeds.
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