It’s a fact that blueberries are the only naturally blue foods in existence and on July 10th, it’s time to grab a basket because it’s Pick Blueberries Day. Blueberry pie is one of the most popular pie flavors in the U.S. and it’s a summer favorite since blueberries come into season in May.
Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re also a superfood! They contain phytochemicals known as anthocyanins and resveratrol. Anthocyanins are anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic. Blue foods also contain lutein, vitamin C, and quercetin, and they benefit our immune system, overall health, and longevity.
There are so many other mouthwatering recipes you can make with blueberries — just look at these 25 Rich and Beautiful Vegan Recipes for Blueberry Lovers, 25 Delicious Blueberry-Filled Recipes, 15 Brilliant Blueberry Recipes Perfect for Summer Treats, and 15 Beautiful, Decadent, and Dairy-Free Blueberry Cake Recipes. We have even more — here are 25 beautiful summer recipes made with blueberries.
1. No-Bake Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Tarts
These No-Bake Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Tarts have the perfect sweetness in the blueberry filling (but with no added sugar), and the bourbon vanilla shines through just enough that you know it’s there and it makes you smile. The pastry comes together well with the mix of the kamut flour, buckwheat flour, and wheat germ and gets an extra dose of protein from the nut butter and healthy fats from the coconut oil. They’re so delicious, we bet you they won’t last very long!
2. Blueberry Lime Cheesecake
This Blueberry Lime Cheesecake might be the best cheesecake you’ll ever have. It’s extremely creamy, not overwhelmingly sweet or tangy, and it has a stay-in-place crust that will let you cut beautiful, picture-esque slices. The batter for the filling tastes like a vanilla milkshake, so be sure to taste-test before you pop it in the refrigerator.
3. Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake
This Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake is one delicious dessert. It is creamy, sweet, fresh, tart, and colorful all at once. Plus, it is super easy to make and can be eaten the same day you make it. Get ready for the oohs and aahs when you place this cake on the table!
4. Easy Blueberry Cream Pie
This Easy Blueberry Cream Pie is an ultra-easy recipe with very little clean up. This pie is not crazy sweet so you might want to add more agave nectar to the coconut milk and more pie filling on top as garnish. Also, this recipe is perfect for cooling you down during the summer. Make it for dinner parties, BBQs, or whenever.
5. Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls
These Blueberry Lemon Coconut Protein Balls are a symphony of wonderful flavor in these protein-rich little bites of delight. These are perfect for snacking on throughout your day. With just nuts, seeds, blueberry, and coconut as the base, they’re filling, energizing, and honestly taste like balls of candied blueberry muffins.
6. Flourless Lemon Cookies With Blueberry Whipped Cream
These Flourless Lemon Cookies With Blueberry Whipped Cream are dense, chewy, and delightfully lemony. Made with just cashew butter, lemon, and a bit of vanilla, you can have these from oven to table in just 20 minutes. And amazingly enough, the gorgeous whipped cream gets its vibrant color 100 percent from blueberries!
7. Creamy Blueberry Raspberry Superfood Popsicles
These refreshing and vibrant Creamy Blueberry Raspberry Superfood Popsicles are not only super easy to make but they are super healthy for you! The natural fruity flavor of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and banana make for a delicious treat that doesn’t need any added sugar. It’s also packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and hidden goodies like chia seeds.
8. Dessert Quesadilla
Need a unique dessert idea? These decadent Dessert Quesadillas are just what you need! They are filled with rich cream cheese, sweet blueberries, and drizzled with a delicious dark chocolate sauce. And the best part is they only require four ingredients!
9. Blueberry Earl Grey Ice Cream Sandwiches
Summer will be all about these Blueberry Earl Grey Ice Cream Sandwiches. Blueberry, Earl Grey, and coconut make such a dream team — all the flavors are so soft and pretty, this dessert is a dessert you’d expect to see served at a fancy lawn party. The coconut oat cookies are thin with crispy edges and a tender center. The ice cream is fruity, creamy, and rich. Together they make sparks fly.
10. Healthy Blueberry Banana Frech Toast
This Healthy Blueberry Banana French Toast is soft, moist, and delicious! Blueberries and bananas are the perfect flavors for this favorite brunch food, providing just the perfect amount of sweetness. Top with blueberries, cinnamon, maple syrup, and maybe a dollop of whipped coconut cream to make it even more mouthwatering.
11. Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins
These Blueberry and White Chocolate Muffins are going to make you jump out of bed. In this recipe, blueberries and white chocolate chunks are embedded in warm and moist banana muffins sprinkled with walnuts. Since they incorporate coconut oil, coconut sugar, and rolled oats, they are lighter than your typical muffin. Sounds like a tasty way to start the day!
12. Blueberry Spirulina Chocolates
These little Blueberry Spirulina Chocolates are made from completely natural ingredients, are super creamy yet light, and are bursting with coconut and berry goodness. Their superfood boost comes from spirulina and maca. Keep these on hand for whenever that chocolate craving strikes!
13. Blueberry Turnovers With Maple Miso Glaze
Warm turnovers are like little pockets of happiness. These Blueberry Turnovers With Maple Miso Glaze are filled with delicious blueberry jam and topped with a unique maple miso drizzle and slivered almonds. They’re fluffy, soft, and go perfectly with a cup of rooibos tea.
14. Banana and Blueberry Oat Bars
Oat bars are super easy to make, and when made with the right ingredients can be extremely juicy and nutritious! These Banana and Blueberry Oat Bars are packed with flavor, antioxidants, and have added crunch from sunflower and sesame seeds, and almonds. Pack these with you on a trip for a tasty way to fend off hunger.
15. Mini No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake
Creamy cheesecake sweetened with agave and a hint of lemon hosts hidden blueberry gems inside, a pleasant surprise in every mouthful. These Mini No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecakes are adorned with a healthy blueberry sauce as well as fresh blueberries. The sweet, yet salty crust ensures that a fusion of flavors is found in each bite.
16. Summer Fruit Spring Rolls
Rice paper, while thin and not of particularly bold flavor, is a fun, affordable, visually-pleasing, and versatile tool that makes eating veggies more interesting. These beautiful Summer Fruit Spring Rolls are perfect for when you’re craving a light, fruity, and nutritious snack. The pink dragon fruit whipped cream makes this treat all the more playful and delicious!
17. Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls
Mornings can be rough and these Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowls are a great way to brighten up the start of your day. They are loaded with good-for-you ingredients like bananas, mixed berries, coconut water, flaxseed meal, and oats. We think they’re also a delicious way to indulge in something beautiful as a reward for a long, rough day.
18. Mango Basil Blueberry Smoothie
This refreshing Mango Basil Blueberry Smoothie combines a frothy layer of mango and coconut cream lassi with a sweet blueberry and almond milk smoothie. Since this drink combines fruit components with creamy ones, the texture is similar to that of a milkshake. The result is a beautifully bright two-layered beverage that is perfect for tackling the warmer weather.
19. Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting
No one will ever suspect that this Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting is gluten-free because the texture is so amazing! Fresh blueberries are stirred into the batter, adding little bursts of fruity flavor into every bite. The frosting is a combination of coconut cream and coconut yogurt that works like a dream. Blueberry powder is used to give it a gorgeous purple color.
20. Lemon Custard Mousse Slice With Blueberry Cream
These Lemon Custard Mousse Slices With Blueberry Cream While many vegan versions of the lemon slice use a combination of silken tofu and flour, this recipe also uses condensed coconut milk to give them a dreamy cloud-like texture. The crumbly base made from oats and dates provides an amazing contrast to the lemony filling and the blueberry cream.
21. Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting
These Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting are simply divine. Fresh or frozen blueberries are folded into a vanilla cupcake batter, giving you little bursts of fruity goodness in every bite. They’re topped with a thick, rich white chocolate frosting that’s truly decadent. Top with blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries to make the presentation extra special.
22. Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes
You couldn’t ask for a better dessert than these creamy Mini Blueberry Cheesecakes. The filling is made from cashews and creamy coconut milk, with fresh or frozen blueberries mixed in. These little cheesecakes are perfect for parties and potlucks, where they’ll be the first item on the table to disappear, so make sure that you double the batch.
23. Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble
Get your cast-iron skillet ready for this wonderful Bourbon Vanilla Blueberry Peach Crumble. Wild blueberries and juicy peaches are tossed together with vanilla, warm spices, bourbon, and oats, and then baked in the oven until crisp and warm. This rustic fruit-and-oat crumble is easy to make and hard to share. Top it with coconut whipped cream, vegan vanilla ice cream, and a dash of cinnamon.
24. Blueberry Blondies
These deliciously moist Blueberry Blondies are almost too cute to eat! They’re gluten-free and loaded with blueberries, making them a lighter version than your run-of-the-mill blondie. Snuggle under the blankets and enjoy these warm, with a cold glass of almond milk.
25. Frozen Blueberry Lemon Bars
Lemon and blueberry were meant to be together and these little Frozen Blueberry Lemon Bars are the way to experience it. The filling is a cross between ice cream, tangy gelato, and cashew cheesecake. The crumbly and sweet oat base perfectly complements this multi-faceted filling. This dessert looks extravagant, but it’s easy to make, so it’s an easy fix for your sweet tooth whenever you’re craving something different.
Even if you can’t pick blueberries off the bush yourself, you can head to your farmer’s market or grocery store and grab a basket there. Then pick out the plumpest, bluest blueberries and enjoy these bright, colorful and delicious recipes.
Lead image source: Easy Blueberry Cream Pie