At the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, summertime is peak berry season. As we prefer to eat foods when they’re in season, we fully take advantage of the short but sweet amount of time that blueberries are available by making an abundance of blueberry recipes (in addition to eating them fresh from the basket, of course!).
Blueberries are tiny powerhouses of nutrients – they are truly an everyday superfood. Blueberries, like other members of the berry family, are:
- packed with antioxidants (especially the wild blueberries)
- high in fibre, which is beneficial for digestion and cardiovascular health
- loaded with Vitamin C, which is crucial for immune health, skin health and the adrenals
- great for memory and cognition
- helpful to protect against cancer
There are many ways you can add blueberries to your rotation. They’re fantastic in smoothies, dairy-free ice cream, oatmeal or porridge, gluten-free baked goods and other sweet treats, but they also work well in savoury contexts, too!
21 best blueberry recipes
Easy Vegan Blueberry Pancakes
Make breakfast or brunch extra elegant – but without a lot of fuss – by making a stack of these blueberry pancakes.
AIP Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream
The luscious jam you swirl into this AIP-friendly ice cream recipe is a dream on its own, but it’s so much better swirled into ice cream!
Layered Blueberry Lemon Chia Pudding
The layers of blueberry jam and chia pudding combine for an ideal breakfast or snack – and we highly recommend adding extra fresh blueberries on top!
Blueberry Banana Sourdough Muffins
Give your sourdough discard new life by incorporating it into these tasty muffins!
Fudgy Vegan Blueberry Brownies
Berries and chocolate play extremely well together. You won’t regret tossing heaps of blueberries into these luxurious brownies.
Overnight Oats Blueberry Bowl
With only 10 minutes of prep, you’ll have a nutritious and energizing breakfast all ready to go for the next morning.
Vegan Spinach Fig Salad With Blueberry Dressing
Who says blueberry recipes have to be sweet treats? This salad is bursting with textures and flavours from roasted butternut squash, dark leafy greens, cooked quinoa, crunchy cabbage and, of course, a tasty blueberry dressing to tie it all together.
The Simplest Homemade Blueberry Jam
You’ll love this no-fuss, naturally sweetened jam – it’s one of those blueberry recipes you’ll return to again and again.
Blueberry Breakfast Bars
Everyone loves a portable recipe, right? These blueberry bars can be a delicious breakfast (especially when topped with coconut yogurt) or a snack you pack into your lunchbox.
Lemon Blueberry Polenta Bread
Blueberry Cream Popsicles
Summer and popsicles go hand in hand. With only four ingredients, you can easily blend up a deliciously refreshing (and hydrating) treat.
Refreshing Blueberry Salsa
You certainly don’t need tomatoes for a great salsa! This blueberry version is great for dipping your tortilla chips into, serving over tacos or as a topping for your protein of choice.
Blueberry Balsamic Glazed Beets
If you’ve got any beet-resisters in your household, you can probably convince them to love this root vegetable by dousing it in a sticky blueberry glaze. Serve these on their own as a side dish, or throw atop a salad or dinner bowl.
Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins
Because it’s fun to eat your oatmeal with your hands!
Vegan Blueberry Ketchup
Yes, you read that right – blueberry ketchup. It’s tangy and sweet and will become your new favourite homemade condiment.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Everyone needs a basic blueberry smoothie! With only five ingredients, you can easily customize this to your taste by adding spices, greens, or other fruit and veg.
Maple Walnut Blueberry Crisp
Give your brain a lift with the power combo of blueberries and walnuts baked into a delicious crisp.
Easy Apricot Blueberry Salad
Take full advantage of summer fruits by adding more of them to your salads.
Blueberry Mojito Kombucha
Your mocktail will be both refreshing and great for gut health with the addition of kombucha. If you’ve never made kombucha before, you can find our step-by-step guide here.
Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Thighs
Add a blue twist to your traditional chicken marinade with this AIP-friendly, Paleo and Whole 30 recipe.
Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones
You will not miss the gluten at all when you bake up a batch of these tender gluten-free blueberry scones.
To ensure your blueberries stay fresh as long as possible, they need to be stored properly! Discover how to best store blueberries and other produce in our Produce Storage Guide.