By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Teeny, tiny wild blueberries. Tons of flavor and nutritional power packed inside.
In conjunction with the Wild Blueberry Association of North America, Recipe Redux members have been asked to create recipes highlighting the unique flavor of wild blueberries.
This salad has everything you need in one bowl–the quinoa is a complete source of protein, there’s plenty of fiber, and it’s chock-full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals thanks to the wild blueberries, butternut squash, baby kale mix, and red onion. Your body will thank you for the boost.
And here’s a fun “Did You Know?” about our star ingredient. Wild blueberries have 2x the amount of antioxidants as regular blueberries! Packed with the antioxidant anthocyanin, wild blueberries offer anti-inflammatory properties and may help boost brain health. Such power in those tiny little wild berries! You can find wild blueberries in the freezer section of your grocery store if you aren’t able to get fresh wild blueberries when they’re in season. The wonderful thing about frozen produce, including wild blueberries, is that most is frozen at the peak of freshness–so you aren’t missing out on any of the nutrients found in fresh products.
Here are more interesting facts about wild blueberries provided by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America:
- One of North America’s native berries, Wild Blueberries are lowbush varieties that are never planted and are harvested commercially only in this special place.
- Wild Blueberries have not been modified or meddled with by man to make them larger or easier to ship – they are the same berry that existed over 10,000 years ago. Mother Nature’s original blueberry.
- Wild Blueberries are leaders in antioxidant capacity; They are rich in anthocyanin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which may help prevent chronic diseases.
- Anthocyanin is a flavonoid found in the deep blue pigments of Wild Blueberries, giving them their color and their antioxidant power.