Ahhhh, beautiful blueberries. They’re so pretty, sweet, yummy and go with everything. No wonder bears love them so much!
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF BLUEBERRIES
• High in antioxidants
• Help Prevent Heart Disease
• Slow the Aging Process
• Prevent Cancer
• Aid Vision
• Prevent Memory Loss
• Help Reduce Belly Fat
• Help Prevent Constipation
• Help Balance Mood Swings
• Aid With Urinary Tract Health
Blueberries are considered by many to be a miracle fruit. Studies are constantly being done to find out more benefits to eating blueberries.
GO GET ‘EM… AND, GIVE THEM A BATH
It’s blueberry season now, so a great time to buy in bulk and store in the freezer for use later, even into winter!
Unfortunately, blueberries are high on the list for pesticides, so, buy organic. If you don’t have organic or just can’t pay the price difference right now buy non-organic, but give them a 20 minute bath of a diluted vinegar solution (one part vinegar to three parts water) then rinsing with cold water. It’ll get any bacteria off for sure, and some of the pesticides, though toxins will have gotten inside too. 🙁
Rinse with cold water and drain.
Pour onto a towel in one layer and dab them dry.
Ready for the freezer: Move onto a cookie sheet, pizza pan or glass baking pan or container in a single layer. Check to make sure the pan will fit in your freezer first! You can stack them as long as they don’t sit on top of the fruit.
Freeze for 90 minutes. This single layer freezing technique keeps them separate for easy use later.
The fun part! They are like little marbles! They won’t be as hard and glass-like as when they’ve been frozen for hours, but still, very cool.
Put into jars. Put into freezer. Enjoy anytime for months to come!
Whip up your own recipe for using frozen blueberries all year long.
- Put in Hot Oatmeal or Buckwheat
- Add to cereal
- Add to sweet treats
- Make a healthy baby tart! (gluter-free of course!)