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
2 cups (500 ml) frozen wild blueberries
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
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.
Tip: Make extra dry mixture and keep in airtight container for future breakfasts or snacks.