4 Good Reasons To Eat Blueberries

Blueberry Lover’s Nutritional Treat

blueberriesleafPx-258We’re told to “eat colors” and this one is a nice addition to your plate.  Here’s what’s to love about blueberries…

Blueberries are referred to as a superfood because they are (1) loaded with phytonutrients that can help you stay healthy.

The blueberry’s (2) antioxidant protection can help improve vision, and with a (3) low glycemic index, they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. New studies even indicate that they are (4) good for brain health and memory.

Laboratory studies at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging indicate that blueberries may help in the reduction of age related short term memory loss or even diseases like Alzheimer’s.

And check this recipe out if you’re looking for a delicious desert…

BlueberryCrumbRecipeIngredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups organic steel oats
  • 1 ½ cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp organic nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large organic egg
  • 1/2 stick of organic unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup cold-pressed, organic coconut oil
  • ½ cup organic yogurt

Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 cups organic blueberries
  • 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh, organic lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8″ x 8″ baking dish with butter. In a large bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well. Add the egg, coconut oil, butter, and yogurt to the oat mixture and stir until blended. In a separate bowl, gently combine all of the ingredients for the blueberry filling. Gently press 3/4 of the crust mixture in the bottom of the greased pan until the bottom is covered. Pour the blueberry filling on top and distribute evenly. Crumble the remaining dough mixture over the top of the blueberries and bake for 45 minutes. Let the bars cool completely before slicing and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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