Practically everyone is familiar with blueberries. You know, those blue-ish purple tiny fruits that are shaped roundly and are so refreshing? Well, as it turns out, there’s so much more to them than just popping them in your mouth, and tossing them in a salad.
This plant is indigenous to North America, and it is vastly produced here. It can also be found in Asia and Scandinavia and many people are aware of its health advantages. As a berry, it is an antioxidant that is packed with nutrients and other notable benefits.
Whether you are a health fanatic, a lover of fruits, or eat blueberries just because, you may be pretty surprised to discover the endless blueberry uses.
1. Pop Them In Your Mouth, Obviously.
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When it comes to blueberry uses, the most obvious option is to pop them in your mouth. Don’t forget to wash them, of course! They make a simple low-caloric nutritious snack that is perfect for anyone wanting a quick bite.
2. Make Blueberry Juice!
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There’s more to blueberries. Uses include making a fantastic drink! Looking for a refreshing thirst-quencher that is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals? Throw some blueberries in a blender, add orange or lemon juice, and sweeten it to suit your liking. Drink it while it is fresh!
3. Popsicles Anyone?
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If it’s scorching outside, popsicles are always perfect for cooling down. Blend up some blueberries (add additional fruits if you’d like) and add a little sweetener to improve the taste. Pour the juice into a popsicle mold and throw it in the freezer. They make the perfect popsicles once frozen.
4. Blueberry Ice Cubes
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Not interested in making popsicles? Okay, no judgment. How about throwing a handful of them into the freezer? Once frozen, use them as ice cubes and add them to any beverage to cool it down!
5. Mmm…Blueberry Smoothie
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Blueberry uses are quite profound, and making a smoothie is one of the greatest ways to consume it. Blend it up with your favorite fruits, yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds, or whatever you prefer, and you’ll have a drink filled with healthy essentials.
6. Mouth-watering Blueberry Cookies
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Love cookies? So, do we! How about making some delicious blueberry cookies? Grab a bowl, and make a fresh blueberry paste. Combine it with cream cheese, sugar, and some other great ingredients to create irresistible cookies.
7. Grilled Cheese…With Blueberries?
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It seems as though every day someone is getting creative with grilled cheese sandwiches. Here’s one for the books, grilled cheese with blueberries. The trick is to turn the blueberries into a dressing or vinaigrette and add it to your sandwich.
8. Throw It in Your Salad – Yum!
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Okay, so one of the most common ways to use blueberries is to add it to your salad. You can combine it with feta, and mandarin orange, or any one of your faves for a refreshing taste.
9. Blueberry Salsa
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The range of blueberry uses available will make you question a lot of things. Here’s another one, blueberry salsa. Generally, we think of tomatoes when we hear salsa. However, blueberry salsa is a great alternative when combined with lemon juice and other great ingredients.
10. Blueberry Sauce
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With the right ingredients, blueberries can be used to make a tasty homemade sauce. It can be used to dress waffles, toast, or any food item you choose. Just combine the right ingredients to make it your own.
11. Frozen Yogurt Blueberry Bites
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If you love frozen yogurt, you’ll love frozen blueberry bites. So, dip some blueberries into your favorite yogurt, and throw them in the freezer. They make a perfect snack if you’re craving something sweet.
12. Make A Trail Mix!
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Dehydrate your blueberries and make a simple trail mix. So, grab some granola, cranberries, almonds, and your dehydrated blueberries. Then, throw them in a sandwich bag, shake them up, and snack away!
13. Blueberry BBQ Sauce?
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Yes, we’ve said it before, but blueberry uses are quite endless! Grab your blueberries and make it into a BBQ Sauce. After that, you can add it to some BBQ’d chicken, or ribs for a unique taste.
14. Make a Cocktail!
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Looking to make a refreshing drink for you and friends? Consider using blueberries to create a cocktail. Mix it up with your favorite vodka, fruit drink, and soda water for a delicious beverage.
15. Blueberry Face Mask
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Are you one of those people that love a good face mask? Well, blueberry uses don’t stop at eating them. How about putting it in on your face? When made into a paste along with honey, it makes a nourishing facial mask.
16. Blueberry Face & Body Scrub
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Trying to get rid of some dry skin? Turn your blueberries into a sugar scrub. Make it into a paste, add some brown sugar, essential oil of choice, and scrub away! As a result, your face will thank you, and you’ll smell pretty darn good.
17. Blueberries As Hair Dye?
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Did you know that blueberries can add a tinge of color to your hair? It’s true! If you have dark hair, it can add a hue of color. However, for lighter hair, primarily blonde, blueberry can produce a pink shade.
18. Homemade Conditioner
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Struggling to grow your hair? Blueberries can help! By making a homemade blueberry conditioner and applying to your hair, it can help to stimulate hair growth. For instance, try blending it with banana, and a hint of rosemary oil.
19. Dye Your Clothes
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Blueberry uses extend beyond hair! Due to its dark hue, it is also great for dyeing clothes. Interested in improving the look of your current attire. Try changing its look by using blueberries as a natural dyeNext