These tart berries may be delicious on their own, but adding them to salads, desserts, and even drinks brings an invigorating taste and loads of antioxidants. Try one of our 10 very berry recipes for a cool summer treat.
The natural sweetness of blueberries gives a fresh flavor to this low-cal dessert. It’s got the perfect tangy taste plus 2 grams of fiber per serving.
Ingredients: Blueberries, honey, lemons, salt
Sunrise Smoothie Parfait
One sip of this smoothie will have you thinking you’re in the Caribbean. Mango, pineapple, and acai add plenty of sweet flavor to the blueberries, plus fiber and vitamin C.
Ingredients: Frozen unsweetened blueberries, frozen acai pulp, light agave nectar, mango, ice, limes, wheat germ, pineapple cubes, coconut water, flaked unsweetened coconut
This light summer salad uses the sweetness of blueberries to mellow out the tangy chicken. Though it’s the only fruit in the dish, its flavors blend perfectly with the naturally sweet carrots and bell peppers.
Ingredients: Olive oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken breasts, celery, sweet onion, red bell pepper, carrots, salad greens, blueberries
Combine savory biscuits and sweet berries for the ultimate summer dessert. With a texture similar to that of a cobbler, this hearty, low-fat dessert will have you licking your lips.
Ingredients: Lemons, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, fat-free buttermilk, cooking spray, egg, sugar, wild blueberries, cornstarch, blackberries, reduced-calorie whipped topping, all-purpose flour
Lemon-Scented Blueberry Cupcakes
Tangy lemon balances out the tart blueberry flavors for a great tasting dessert under 250 calories. Plus edible flowers make an easy, pretty decoration for any outdoor party you may have.
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, butter, egg, low-fat buttermilk, reduced-fat milk, lemons, blueberries, low-fat cream cheese, vanilla extract, powdered sugar