Healthy and Delicious BC Blueberries

Beverages


Blueberry White Wine Sangria
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
Yields 5 cups
  • 2 cups (300 g) B.C. Blueberries, fresh or frozen - divided
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) Honey
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Orange liqueur
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) White wine
  • ½ cup (75 g) Apple, sliced
  • ½ cup (75 g) Strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Orange juice
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) Lime juice
  • ½ cup (120ml) Club soda (optional)
  1. In a pitcher combine 1 cup of the blueberries and honey and gently muddle until fruit is lightly crushed but not pureed.
  2. Add the orange liqueur, wine, remaining blueberries, apple, strawberries, orange and lime juice.
  3. Serve over ice.
  4. For a lighter drink top with club soda.
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Iced Blueberry Green Tea
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
Yields 4 cups
  • 2 cups (300 g) B.C blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) honey
  • 3 bags (10 g) green tea bags or loose leaf tea
  1. In a saucepan bring 3 cups of water, 1½ cups of blueberries and the honey to a boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, add the tea bags and steep for 6 - 7 minutes.
  3. Strain through a sieve and add 1 cup of cold water.
  4. Serve on ice with remaining blueberries as garnish.
  5. For a cocktail version, add vodka or amaretto to taste.
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Blueberry Margarita w/Cucumber & Basil
Serves X
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Makes 4 x 235ml (8 oz) glasses
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) Fine sea salt
  • 1 Lime wedge
  • 2 cups (10 cubes) Ice
  • 2 cups (300 g) B.C blueberries, fresh or partially thawed
  • ½ cup (50 g) Cucumber, sliced
  • ½ cup (125 ml) Tequila
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) Pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) Fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup (10 g) Fresh basil, chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) Triple Sec
Garnish
  • 2 tbsp (10 g) B.C blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • 4 Cucumber slices
  • 4 Basil leaves
  1. Place salt in a shallow dish. Using lime wedge, moisten the rim of four glasses, then dip them in salt and set aside.
  2. Starting with the ice, put all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until relatively smooth.
  3. Garnish with blueberries, cucumber slices and basil.
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Blueberry Green Zinger Smoothie
Serves X
Per Portion: Not Available
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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