I’m Wild For Frozen Blueberries! 31


I’m Wild For Frozen Blueberries!
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I recently got an email from Mom’s Meet, about being picked to sample some “Wild Blueberries.” I was so excited!! I love frozen blueberries, and getting a chance to get some for free, make them even sweeter. I got my package in the mail, which included some info on the health benefits of this great fruit, some amazing recipes to try, and this great “Wild Blueberries” fruit fusion bottle. You just put some frozen blueberries in the middle of your water, and enjoy this yummy treat. So much healthier for you and perfect for when you take that long walk, etc.  I think that when I use it next time, I’ll smash the blueberries a bit to make it even better.

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So many of us are trying to live a better life, either by eating healthier, or just watching what we eat, in general. Blueberries and antioxidants should be an important part of our lives, and we should be focusing more on those. Using a lab testing procedure called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), USDA researcher Ronald Prior, Ph.D., found that a one-cup serving of “Wild Blueberries has more total antioxidant capacity (TAC) than 20 other fruits and veggies, including cranberries, strawberries, plums, raspberries and even cultivated blueberries. In fact, “Wild Blueberries have 2x the antioxidant power of ordinary blueberries, offering more of what it takes to combat disease and promote healthy aging. How’s that for good for you?

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These great powerhouses from “Wild Blueberries” help in so many different areas of our health.  Such as:

  • Whole Body Antioxidant Support
  • Cardiovascular Benefits
  • Cognitive Benefits
  • Blood Sugar Benefits
  • Eye Health
  • Anti-Cancer Benefits & More!blueberries

Living in the mountains, sometimes makes it hard for us to enjoy blueberries during the year. The price is really high in certain months, and not something that I can always afford to have available. I found that when you can find them on sale, it is so easy to freeze them and have them last for a much longer time.

All I do, is just lay them out on a baking tray and put them in my freezer, until they start to freeze. Then you can just put them in a plastic zip top bag, and you’re set!  No worries of them sticking together, and also no worries of not using them in time and then seeing the dreaded white stuff. 😛  Any way to save money, and I’m in!!  You can also buy them in the frozen section of the store, and not have to do any of that! 🙂

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I wanted to make one of my favorite drink recipes, with the yummy “Wild Blueberries” that I was able to purchase.  One that I really love, and only get to enjoy when I make this at home, since the restaurant that the drink is inspired by, is so far away.  The recipe was a trial and error one, but it’s really close to the original, and tastes great – if not better!!

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This is a bit different than my normal #TastyTuesday posts, but figured that since it’s a recipe, it would work. Hope you like it!

Berry Sangria

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 12

Berry Sangria

Ingredients

  • 1 C each of strawberries, Wild Blueberries and raspberries
  • Small piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1½ C vodka (berry flavor)
  • 1½ C fruit juice (berry flavor)
  • 750 ml bottle of Merlot
  • 2 C Canada Dry

Instructions

  • Using a large glass container, I put some cut up strawberries, the Wild Blueberries, raspberries, ginger, vodka, fruit juice together.
  • Mix it well, and let it sit for a about an hour or so.
  • Remove the ginger piece, and add the wine, ginger ale and some ice.
  • Enjoy!
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I also made this yummy “No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake” dessert with my “Wild Blueberries,” and it was delicious, as well.  You can find the recipe for it here.

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This was really easy to make, and perfect for the upcoming months, that tend to be warmer and having more times to enjoy these treats.  Probably won’t last long with my family, so not too worried about it melting! 🙂  Just in case, though, I found that if you put it in the freezer, before you have to go to any certain event, it will keep for much longer!

If you have a great creation, and are a part of the blogger page, you can enter the contest with your great recipe!

Thank you to Mom’s Meet and “Wild Blueberries” for letting me be a part of this great campaign.  I absolutely love the products and will continue to buy them at our local store!!


 

About the Company:

blueberriesThe small, hardy low bush thrives in the thin glacial soils and harsh northern climate of Maine, Eastern Canada and Quebec – the very same environment where these tiny potent berries have grown naturally for many years. Unlike regular blueberries, these Wild Blueberries are not planted. They only grow wild, where mother nature put them. The harsh climate – and what it takes to survive in it – gives Wild Blueberries the high level of antioxidants and potent blueberry taste that regular blueberries can’t match.

Today’s Wild Blueberry growers use many of the traditions passed down through generations, together with the most modern technology and agricultural science, to bring you the ultimate antioxidant super-fruit…years in the making.

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31 Comments on "I’m Wild For Frozen Blueberries!"

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Quirky Chrissy
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That blueberry sangria sounds baller.

Yona Williams
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ooo – lucky you! I’ve only recently begun to appreciate the taste and health benefits of blueberries. I always thought they looked like little belly buttons. But, I’ve grown to love adding them to smoothies and salads.

Lisa Rios
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I love blueberries. These No-Bake Blue berry cheese cake and Wild Blue berry drinks looks so delicious. I am very much interested to participate in this blueberries recipe contest. Will have to check this out. Best of luck to every one participating here.

katrina g
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that looks really good. i love blueberries! i’m going to have to try this this weekend.

Erlene
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Your drink recipe sounds wonderful. Will have to pin and try that when the blueberry fields in SoCal open up. Thanks for sharing it. Pinning.

swell conditions
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I love blueberries too! I put them in my smoothie every day – yum!! That cheesecake recipe sounds good, thanks!

Jillian Fisher
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These look so fresh and yummy. I can’t wait to try them.

Beth@FrugalFroggie
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I have been making blueberry muffins lately. My family has really enjoyed them.

Liz Mays
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I’m an enormous blueberry fan, and I pick a ton of them every summer. I would love to try this yummy drink!

Maggie
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we love blueberries her! I have never tried them in water, sounds delicious!

angie
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what a great treat sounds and looks so delicious

Daisy
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Your Mom’s Meet opportunity sounds like fun. I love blueberries. My husband recently commented that we average $40/month on berries. LOL – I’m OK with that since they are healthy.

Shonda
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We love blueberries over here too. You have made quite the use out of those yummy blueberries especially the No Bake Cheesecake. It’s the only way I make a cheesecake. I like my blueberries chilled, but not frozen.

Harriet
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I really love blueberries. They are super-healthy for you.

Jennifer Clay
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I love how fresh your berries arrived! I love blue berries too and so do my kids!

Jessica
Guest

This look so refreshing. It just cooled down here again, but when it warms up I want to make this to enjoy on the porch.

Anne Campbell
Guest

Blueberries in water sounds so refreshing! I’ll have to try that this summer. 🙂

tara pittman
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I have never tried wild blueberries. I just bought a bag and they are in my freezer waiting for a recipe.

Marie Shaff
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I love fresh blueberries!!

Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

We love blueberries in our house. We pick them over the summer and freeze a ton of them so we can have them all year long.