The intense blueberry flavor of wild blueberries paired with protein-rich edamame for an energy-boosting smoothie!
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Hi friends! Things are getting a little wild on the blog today with another recipe featuring wild blueberries…my favorite blueberry!
With only 5 ingredients, this smoothie is simple to make and very satisfying. There’s an unusual ingredient in this smoothie—shelled edamame. I’ve never tried shelled edamame in a smoothie before this but it works well because it doesn’t have much flavor and is a source of protein and fiber.
Have y’all tried wild blueberries yet? Hopefully you may have tried this Wild Blueberry + Pineapple Mint-to-Be Smoothie I created last year for the first #WildYourSmoothie contest or this Wild Blueberry French Toast Bake. I like keeping my freezer stocked with wild blueberries at all times to use in smoothies, for topping french toast or waffles, and for adding to salads.
HOW ARE WILD BLUEBERRIES DIFFERENT?
- Flavor—wild blueberries have a more intense flavor than regular blueberries (hence why they are the blueberriest blueberry!). Wild blueberry plants are genetically diverse with thousands of interlocking plants spreading naturally across fields. It’s this diversity that gives Wild Blueberries a complex and intense flavor.
- Antioxidants—these little blues have twice the antioxidant capacity of cultivated blueberries. Research shows the potential health benefits of wild blueberries including gut health, brain health, and diabetes management.
- Nutrition—one serving of wild blueberries (1 cup) has 8 times the manganese, 72% more fiber, and 32% less sugar than regular, cultivated blueberries.
- Heritage—wild blueberries are just that, they’re grown in the wild. Wild blueberries are not planted but rather occur naturally in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada that have been there for over 10,000 years!
- Harvest—wild blueberries are quick frozen at harvest locking in their nutrition and taste.
You can find wild blueberries in freezer section in most grocery stores—just be sure the package says “wild”.AD: Try this energy-boosting Wild Blueberry Edamame Smoothie #WildYourSmoothie @WildBlueberries Click To Tweet