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Fresh Blueberry Recipes to Make All Summer Long

Fun and nutritious blueberry recipes that are perfect for any summer occasion. From breakfast to snacks and healthier desserts that just scream summer, there are so many ways to use blueberries all season long!

To me, summer is synonymous with blueberries! They’re bursting with juicy flavor this time of year and are definitely my favorite berry to use in sweet and savory summer recipes. My parents and I would always drive to Michigan when I was a kid to go blueberry picking every July. We’d come home with tons of blueberries and always baked a batch of blueberry muffins right away!

Most of these recipes use fresh and or frozen blueberries (frozen are just as nutritious!) and one uses dried blueberries.

Blueberry Nutrition

I always have blueberries in my fridge or freezer because they’re fun, versatile and nutritious. One serving, or a cup of blueberries contains essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese, and phytonutrients called polyphenols.

They’re also a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps the immune system work properly and helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. And most of us are not getting enough fiber, so adding more blueberries to your diet is a fun and easy way to do so.

How to Freeze Fresh Blueberries

If you’re planning to go blueberry picking this summer, and come home with a surplus of blueberries, it might be a good idea to freeze some and it’s really easy to do. Add about 1 1/2 cups blueberries to a reusable bag or a gallon-sized plastic blag, squeezing all of the air out so that it’s completely flat. Try not to overfill the bag with blueberries.

When you’re ready to use, simply pull a bag of your freezer and let thaw or use frozen. Partially thawed blueberries are great for smoothies, and on top of oatmeal and yogurt bowls.

Tips for Baking With Blueberries

When you’re making something like blueberry muffins or a blueberry quick bread it’s best to toss the blueberries in about 1-2 tbsp of flour to ensure they don’t sink to the bottom of your baked good. This will not impact the baked good negatively.

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Breakfast & Brunch

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Muffins and Bread

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Apps & Snacks

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Salads & Mains

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Desserts

If you make any of these blueberry recipes, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Tag @onceuponapumpkin and as always I appreciate your support! XOXO

Easy Meals

Blueberry Sweet Potato Greens & Grains Bowl

This blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl is grain salad that you’ll love having over and over again! Made with greens, blueberries, sweet potato, quinoa, almonds, feta cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette, it packs lots of great nutrition and flavor.

You know when you find a salad combination that you just want for lunch again and again? This blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl is exactly that for me and I’m excited to share the super simple and delicious recipe with you!

I always call sweet potatoes the “other” orange vegetable, because as you know, I’m a loyal pumpkin gal! I will say that sweet potatoes are delicious and super nutritious, so I really have nothing against using them in a variety of ways — in fact they’re a staple vegetable on my grocery list week after week!

Something about sweet potatoes and blueberries together makes for an extra delicious flavor combo and

You can check out this video that shows exactly how I made this salad that I created in partnership with the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl

ingredients for blueberry sweet potato greens & grains bowl

salad:

  • blueberries
  • sweet potato
  • quinoa
  • greens (think arugula, baby kale, or a mix of a few different crunchy varieties)
  • almonds
  • feta cheese (you can use any cheese you like)

balsamic vinaigrette:

  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • honey
  • dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • salt and pepper

how to make this greens & grains bowl

Making this blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl couldn’t be simpler! Aside from tossing all of the ingredients together all you need to do is cook the quinoa and roast the sweet potatoes!

To make the balsamic dressing, simply combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk together until combined.

nutrition benefits

This bowl is bursting with nutrition — every ingredient is adding flavor and extra nutrition to each bite!

Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin A, which we know is super important for eye health and our immune systems and fiber — something must of us don’t get enough of in our diets!

Blueberries are also a good source of fiber and vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that you immune system needs too!

Almonds give this bowl a really nice crunch, plus they’re packed with healthy monounsaturated fat and vitamin E. And we can’t forget that bed of lettuce! Those salad greens are giving you more antioxidants and overall health boosting goodness in every bite!

blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl

Blueberry Sweet Potato Greens & Grains Bowl

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
This blueberry sweet potato greens and grains bowl is a delicious salad that's easy to make bursting with nutrition. Say goodbye to boring boring desk lunches because this salad is anything but!
Prep Time 8 hrs 8 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2 -3 servings

Ingredients
  

salad:

  • 2 cups salad greens I like to combine two different types in my salads for more texture and "lift"
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled

balsamic vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

salad:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut sweet potatoes into rounds and then in half so that you get wedges. Toss with 1 tbsp. of avocado oil plus salt and pepper. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes until they are tender.
  • Meanwhile cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • Add greens to a bowl along with cooked quinoa, roasted sweet potatoes, blueberries, almonds, and feta.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the ingredients for the dressing until well combined. Drizzle over the bowl and enjoy1

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