There’s no doubt about it- blueberries are delicious. Seriously, how do you pack so much flavor in such a little berry? One of the queens of the super foods, blueberries are high in antioxidants boosting our immune system, have anti-inflammatory qualities linking them to lowering the risk of cancer and heart disease, and are packed with vitamins to support healthy bones and skins (Just to mention a few qualities making them royalty).
Blueberry syrup is an amazing topping for all things you’d think to put syrup on. Also for topping desserts, adding to your dips and smoothies, or just eat by the spoonful!
2 cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup apple juice (can substitute water and a squeeze of citrus)
1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1/4 tsp Salt
In a sauce pan, combine all ingredients and heat on medium. Cover for 5 minutes stirring a couple times to make sure the blueberries aren’t sticking to the bottom of the pan.
The mixture should be bubbling. Reduce heat to simmer with the cover off for 15 minutes.
Remove from heat and let sit for 15 minutes. The syrup will thicken as it begins to cool.
Serve hot or cool completely and store covered in the refrigerator.
Favorite ingredients and kitchen essentials:
Blueberries are a staple in the freezer to add to smoothies, salads, and eat as a snack. Have you ever poured almond milk over frozen blueberries? Let sit a few minutes and you have a refreshing snack.
When buying apple juice, be sure to check the label… it should just read “apples”.
Chia Seeds not only pack Omega-3, but they are a fantastic way to thicken sauces and bind your baked goods. Did you know you can substitute Chia Seeds for eggs in baking? That’s right, 1 egg = 1 Tbsp Chia seeds + 2 Tbsp water
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