Blueberries are truly a remarkable little berry! They are a good source of vitamin K1, vitamin C, manganese and several other beneficial plant compounds like anthocyanins. Consuming blueberries on a regular basis may help prevent heart disease, improve brain health and help moderate blood sugar levels. Not to mention they taste divine and work well for just about any meal of the day, we certainly like to have them for breakfast in Denver this time of year when they are in season and at the peak of their flavor. Here are a few ways to incorporate blueberries into every meal of the day!
Breakfast: Well that’s an easy one! At the Original Pancake House in Denver we love to have buttermilk blueberry pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and served with homemade blueberry compote or our homemade Belgian waffles with plump ripe blueberries. Breakfast doesn’t get much better than that!
Lunch: For lunch, try this recipe for Blueberry and Feta salad with mint dressing. You’ll get your greens, healthy protein, and of course delicious berries. This salad can be made ahead and will keep for a couple of days, so it is a great lunch to bring to work or even to serve at a summer picnic.
Dinner: The blueberry dipping sauce really stands out on these Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers. Kids and adults alike will love this summer grilled entree.
Dessert: Don’t forget dessert! With just three ingredients, you can make these blueberry ice pops in a jiffy. They’ll be a delightful and healthy frozen treat on a hot day!
Enjoy fresh blueberry season, Denver! And join us next time you are craving these delectable little berries for breakfast, we know you’ll love our blueberry pancakes and waffles!