Blueberry Benefits & Snacks!

July is blueberry month! These powerful little berries are at their peak this time of year. Now, blueberries pies are a personal favorite for many, but the ways to enjoy the fruit of the season are endless. Take advantage of this time of year by trying some new blueberry snack ideas!

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If you are not already convinced about how amazing blueberries are, let me break down the benefits for you!

The Benefits

  • High in vitamin C, which helps not only your immune system but it will also strengthen the blood vessels of the skin to make a more even skin tone.
  • Blueberries contain vitamin A, which helps to prevent against acne breakouts.
  • They help heal damaged skin and prevent against damaging free radicals.
  • Blueberries are a good source of vitamin E which makes skin feel softer and look younger.
  • Blueberries are rich in fiber. Fiber helps with digestion and this makes blueberries good for your tummy and keeping your skin clear.
  • The fiber content of blueberries helps to control blood sugar. Healthy blood sugar is also responsible for maintaining healthy stress and anxiety levels.
  • Blueberries are a good source of minerals like selenium, zinc, and magnesium which keep the brain healthy.
  • Blueberries contain gallic acid, a powerful anti-fungal.
  • Lutein from blueberries helps with eye health.

The Snacks!

Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Dip blueberries in your favorite Greek yogurt. You can do any flavor combination you please, blueberry, vanilla, or strawberry. Put the yogurt covered blueberries on a cookie sheet with parchment paper and freeze for a few hours. Store in a zipped up plastic bag in your freezer for a cool blueberry snack anytime!

Blueberry Sunflower Energy Bites

These are a great mix of blueberries, cashews, dates, and sunflower seeds. These are vegan and free of dairy, soy, and gluten, which makes them a great snack for people with food allergies. These little nuggets pack an a major energy kick for anytime of day!

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