If you haven’t had a chance to take in one of the finest fruits of the summer, now’s your chance! July 10th is National Pick Blueberries Day, so we’re celebrating today by sharing some of our favorite, most decadent and delicious blueberry recipes yet!
Blueberries aren’t just a tasty fruit either — they’re also one of the most powerful foods you can eat! Blueberries have been shown to improve mood, brain focus, fight fatigue, and help decrease the signs of free radical damage due to their high antioxidant content. So what are you waiting for? Eat up with some of these blueberry-filled recipes and give one or two a try!
These Strawberry Rose and Lavender Tarts are the perfect easy, yet impressive, dessert. They’re perfect for just one or two people or can be shared at a brunch or party. Featuring strawberries for even more berry-filled benefits and rose petals for a fresh touch.
Chocolate-Covered Mango Bites are packed with potent antioxidants in all forms thanks to the chocolate, blueberries, and the mango. All of these foods are good sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, not to mention they taste wonderful when combined. Enjoy these for a snack or decadent summer dessert!
Raw Chocolate Mousse Berry Cake is another great way to enjoy blueberries and chocolate. This flavor combo accents the sweetness in both of these foods in a cake that has a whipped mousse for a light texture. Since it’s raw, it’s also nutrient-dense and filled with some of nature’s most powerful foods.
Mini Chocolate Blueberry Cups are the perfect mix of healthy and decadent! These little treats would make a perfect snack or can be prepared for a crowd as a healthy summer dessert. They’re also simple to make and have a raw crust featuring dates so you won’t even miss all the refined sugar!
Chocolate and blueberries make a stunning appearance in this decadent, rich Blueberry White Chocolate Ice Cream featuring vegan white chocolate. You also don’t need an ice cream maker to prepare it and it’s even gluten-free along with dairy-free and vegan.
Forget the store-bought fudge bars and make your own at home in this simple recipe for Blueberry Fudge Bars. But don’t stop there! Add in some blueberries for a sweet and exotic flavor. Just don’t blame us if they don’t last very long!
Cashew, blueberries, what’s not to love? This Silky Blueberry Cashew Cake is also raw, so you don’t even need to fool with the oven in the midst of the summer heat. Just make sure you have a food processor on hand and you’re all set! PS: Did you know cashews are a great source of plant-based iron and can even help with stress and anxiety? Who knew?!
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This lovely recipe for Tahini Blondies With Blueberry Chia Jam Swirl is a few steps above your typical PB and J desserts by featuring powerful-packed chia seeds, tahini (also a great source of iron and protein), and nutrient-dense blueberries instead of sugary jam. Don’t be intimidated, though; they’re easy to prepare and make for a delicious dessert everyone will love.
No bake recipes are just perfect to enjoy during summer because it’s easier on you, and it’s a great way to save a little power here and there. These Superfood Berry Cashew Cream Bars are also filled with goodness from the inside out! Featuring berries, cashews, and even a secret, hidden serving of veggies, you’ll never believe something so pretty and decadent could also be so nutritious.
This beautiful Blueberry Lemon Almond Crisp is like enjoying blueberry pie in a mini dessert! It’s also studded with protein-rich almonds and has a lovely, crispy crust. Save this one for a time when you have relatives coming over and you want to impress them with a fancy, yet easy to prepare vegan dessert. And they’ll never guess it’s vegan!
Raw acai is filled with antioxidants, even more than blueberries! The fruit is also low in sugar but rich in flavor. Acai is perfect to combine with blueberries because not only are they both stunning but they also help bring out the sweetness in chocolate, believe it or not. Try these Raw Acai Blueberry Bars With Chocolate as a great way to enjoy the flavor combo yourself!
Blueberry Lime Layered Cheesecake is such a better way to enjoy your cheesecake and you’ll never miss the dairy cheese! This cake is filled with healthy ingredients and even has a flour-free crust. The lime helps to make the other ingredients take on that tangy flavor we all love about cheesecake, but without all the lactose and casein found in dairy. Give it a try, you might never go back!
This Blueberry Loaf Bread is packed with the traditional flavor of cake but it’s completely free of animal products. It’s also easy to prepare and can be made in less an hour. Make a batch of this cake and enjoy it at your next cookout, brunch, or just enjoy some at home with coffee or tea.
These lovely Maca Blueberry Pop feature the superfood maca which is one of the most energizing, balancing superfoods on the planet. It gives the pops a natural malty, caramel-like flavor and also improves the nutrition profile. Even better? There’s no refined sugar, dairy, or artificial ingredients like the pops you’ll find at the store. Enjoy!
15. Raw Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream
Summer just isn’t summer without some ice cream, right? So what are you waiting for? Make yourself some fresh ice cream with juicy blueberries to find out what you’re missing out on! This Raw Blueberry Vanilla Ice Cream can be made in no time, and you don’t even need an ice cream maker to prepare it.
Looking for more ways to use blueberries? Check out our vegan blueberry recipes page for more ideas!
Lead image source: Blueberry Lemon Almond Crisp