Reaching for a refreshing summer snack? Adding a half cup of blueberries to your diet has proven to have tremendous effects on your mind, body and over all well-being. That’s only 80 calories and no fat! Eating blueberries regularly has shown to affect genes linked to fat burning and storage, specifically abdominal fat as well as lowering triglycerides (blood fat) and cholesterol. On top of that, an antioxidant found in blueberries (flavonoids) has been proven to not only improve but reverse age related memory loss.
Adding blueberries to your daily diet is simple. They’re easy to pair with a number of flavours and meals. Mint and lemon are great options along with rosemary, coconut, balsamic, banana and cheese. See how we’ve done it:
- Berry Pull-Apart Bread
- Berry Batter Bread
- Blueberry Green Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
- Blueberry Vinaigrette
- Summer Berry Tarts
- Peach and Blueberry Cake
Finding your skin a little lackluster? Try out this easy to make Honey and Blueberry face scrub with three household ingredients that will remove dead skin cells and works as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic against blemishes.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon Matcha tea (optional)
Wash the blueberries and mash them with a fork. Blend honey, blueberries, green tea and sugar. Stir well. Apply to the skin in a generous layer, covering the neck area. Leave to work its magic for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water using gentle circular motions. Use on the same day.