Healthy and Delicious BC Blueberries

Beverages


Blueberry Green Zinger Smoothie
Serves X
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Developed for the BCBC by Edible Canada at the Market
Yields: 4 portions
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 5 stalks Kale, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup Beets, cooked and roughly chopped*
  • 2 tsp Fresh ginger
  • 2½ cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup Lemon juice or other citrus
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 ½ cup Green tea, prepared and cooled
  • ½ cup Water
* You can buy pre-cooked beets, or cook your own by wrapping in foil and roasting in a medium oven for 90 minutes.
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.
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Blue Cranberry Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
Developed for the BCBC by Edible Canada at the Market
Yields: 4 portions
  • 2 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Fresh cranberries, whole
  • 1 ½ cups Vanilla yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups Cranberry juice
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Fresh mint
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.
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‘Nana Berry Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
Developed for the BCBC by Edible Canada at the Market
Yields: 4 portions
  • 2 Bananas
  • 1 ½ cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1 ½ cup Plain yogurt
  • ½ cup Unsweetened almond or soy milk
  • 2 tbsp Flax seeds, ground
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 ½ cups Water
Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses and serve immediately.
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Pink Blueberry Lemonade
Serves X
Per Portion: 94 calories, 25 g carbohydrate, 0 g fat, 1 g fiber, 20 mg vitamin C
1/3 cup sugar
1-1/4 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1/2 cup lemon juice

In 1 quart glass measuring cup, combine sugar, 2 tablespoons of the blueberries and 1/2 cup water: Microwave on high until hot, about 1 minute; stir until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, and enough water to make 1 quart; chill. Fill tall glasses with ice cubes, add chilled blueberry mixture and remaining berries, dividing equally. Garnish with lemon slices if desired.

To make Blueberry ice cubes: Place 3 berries in each of 12 ice cube cups. Fill with water and freeze. 36 berries equals about 1/4 cup.

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Blue Witch's Brew
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen thawed blueberries or 2-1/2 cups fresh
  • 1-1/4 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In blender combine blueberries, apple juice, ice cream, milk and cinnamon until smooth.  Serve immediately. 

Yield:  about 4 cups

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Berry Blue Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: 200 calories, 5 grams protein, 3 grams fat, 40 grams carbohydrate
  • 2 cups fresh or slightly thawed frozen blueberries
  • 1 container (8 ounces) lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 can (6 ounces) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1-1/2 cups ice cubes (about 16 cubes)
In the container of an electric blender container, place blueberries, yogurt, milk, pineapple juice and honey; whirl until smooth. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, whirl until finely crushed. Serve immediately.

Yield:  4 portions
           about 5 cups

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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 1 cup Fresh or frozen blueberries   
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt 
  • 1 cup Pineapple juice 
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
In a blender container, combine blueberries, yogurt, pineapple juice, honey and 2 cups ice.  Process until smooth.

YIELD:  4 cups (2 to 4 portions)


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Blueberry Watermelon Frosty
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 1 container (6 ounces) frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate, unthawed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups watermelon cubes, seeds removed
  • 1 cup ice cubes
In a blender container, combine lemonade concentrate, blueberries and watermelon. Purée until very smooth. Add ice cubes; blend until mixture is slushy. Add sugar, if needed.

Yield : 4 portions (about 5 cups)

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Blueberry Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 2 quarts (2-1/2 pounds) frozen blueberries, slightly thawed or 
  • 2 quarts fresh blueberries
  • 1 quart pineapple, orange, and strawberry juice blend or pineapple-orange juice
  • 1 quart lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
For each serving: In the container of an electric blender, combine 1 cup (5 ounces) blueberries, 1/2 cup juice, 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 teaspoon sugar.  Blend until smooth, about 1 minute.  Serve immediately in a tall glass garnished, if desired, with blueberry skewers spiraled with a thin strip of orange peel.

Yield :  8 portions

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Blueberry Daiquiri
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1-1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1 cup crushed ice
Into an electric blender place lime juice, blueberries and rum; blend until smooth. Add ice and blend until slushy. Garnish with blueberries skewered on picks circled with a strip of lime peel, if desired.

Yield : 1 cup

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Blutini Royale
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 2 ounces Raspberry Stoli
  • 2 ounces Vanilla Stoli
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord or Raspberry wine
  • 1/2 ounce Blueberry Puree
Shake well, garnish with blueberries
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Blueberry Mojito
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
  • 1 cup Fresh mint leaves   
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh lime juice   
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar   
  • 4 tablespoons, divided Blueberries, fresh or frozen   
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Lemonade   
  • splash Soda   
  • 1 ounce Light rum   
  • 1/2 ounce Dark rum   
  • Mint sprig for garnish
  • Lime slice for garnish
1.    In a tall 16-ounce glass, add mint leaves, lime juice and sugar; mash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or a "muddler" until fragrant. Add 2 tablespoons of the blueberries and mash until juicy.
2.    Fill the glass three-quarters with ice. Add lemonade until the glass is two-thirds full. Add splash of soda, light rum and remaining blueberries; stir. Slowly pour dark rum into the drink so it floats on top. Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime; serve immediately.

Yield : 1 portion

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