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Smarter Health: Get Your Blueberry Boost

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In the summer it's easier to eat healthier. At least, I always eat better when the weather turns warmer. I think part of it is that there are more fruits and vegetables in season; and, the fruit especially is more refreshing. A cool crisp watermelon can be downright decadent on a hot summer afternoon, but is the last thing I want on a cold snowy day in January. In the summer I load up on fruits like melons and berries--especially blueberries.

Blueberries not only taste good but are great for you; they're full of antioxidants. If you're looking for a blueberry boost, try these easy ways to sneak them into your diet daily.

Breakfast: Toast whole grain waffles and top with a scoop each of low-fat cottage cheese. Top it all off with blueberries, either right from the fridge, or heated for 15 seconds in the microwave. Delicious, easy, and super-healthy.

Snacks: Toss blueberries into yogurts, or blend together into a smoothie.

Dessert:  Mix blueberries with whip-cream, and enjoy. It feels like you're eating something bad for you, when it's actually quite good.

What's your favorite summer fruit?

by on Jun. 22, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Replies (71-79):
malexander2009
by on Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Melons all the different types

_Tam_
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 3:59 PM

We get blueberry yogurt at the store.

Kainalu55
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM

strawberries

Kainalu55
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 5:19 PM

i love all fruit!

mamivon2
by Sandra on Jul. 8, 2011 at 6:12 PM

I just love all kind of fruit and veggies.. dont care what..

elasmimi
by Ruby Member on Jul. 8, 2011 at 7:52 PM

I just made a blueberry/raspberry moothie for breakfast this am.

mamapaparazzi
by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Omg, I love blueberries!  I eat them all the time (more when they're on sale, lol)

Kmakksmom
by on Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:08 PM
Strawberries and bananas in chocolate syrup :)
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Jules_
by Julie on Jan. 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM
Strawberries! Yummy.
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