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January 16, 2012 Comments (4) Views: 1877 GFR Opinion Piece, Good Food Fighter Profile, Good Food Fighters, Good Food Media Article, Recipes

Happy Blue Year

Start the year off right with a daily dose of wild blue

Start your new year making healthy choices by incorporating wild blueberries into your daily diet.  With more antioxidants per serving than most other fruits, just ½ cup a day of this powerful superfruit helps to combat disease and promote healthy aging.  Available frozen year round, wild blueberries are easy and delicious:

  • Frozen wild blueberries are ready to eat in the freezer year round and can remain frozen for over two years without losing their flavor or nutritional value
  •  Quick frozen at harvest, wild blueberries foods actually retain their nutritional value longer than fresh because they are harvested at the height of their ripeness and nutritive value
  • Wild blueberries are known for their deep blue color, an indicator of high amounts of anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant believed to protect against Alzheimer’s and promotevision health
  • Referred to as a “happy food” because of their low glycemic index, wild blueberries help maintain mood, energy and concentration throughout the day
  • A diet including blueberries can reverse short-term memory loss, improve motor skills and maintain brain health, among other benefits

Wild Blueberry Muesli

 

Ingredients:

2 cups (500 ml) frozen wild blueberries

2 apples

1/3 cup (75 ml) toasted almond slices or pieces

1 cup (250 ml) oatmeal (uncooked)

3 cups (750 ml) wheat or bran flakes

2 cups (500 ml) skim or low-fat milk

Yogurt for garnish

Preparation:

Defrost frozen wild blueberries.  Roast oatmeal for 3 minutes in oven.  Clean and core first apple and cut in small cubes, about ¼ inch. Cut second apple into 8 slices for garnish.  Mix cereals together and place in bowl.  Fill with milk.  Place wild blueberries, almonds and apple over cereal.  Garnish with a dollop of vanilla yogurt (approx. 2 tablespoons) and apple slices.

Serves 4

Tip: Make extra dry mixture and keep in airtight container for future breakfasts or snacks.

For recipe and nutritional information or to find out more about wild blueberries, visit www.wildblueberries.com or follow @WildBBerries4U on Twitter.

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4 Responses to Happy Blue Year

  1. wartica says:

    I totally agree; you can never go wrong with some blueberries in your life. I have them every morning with my oatmeal:)) Great post and I look foward to sharing more with you:))

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  3. Frozen blueberries are colourful to place in a drink, tasty to eat when drink is finished.

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