National Blueberry Month

July is National Blueberry Month and this little berry is worth celebrating. Not only does it taste delicious but it is consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Super Foods. Blueberries are native to North America and are grown in 35 out of 50 states. That means that the U.S. supplies roughly 95% of the entire world’s crop!

blueberries

If you still aren’t convinced that eating blueberries is good for you. Take a look at these 5 findings reported in HealthNews.com

1. They are good for your bladder.

2. They may guard against cancer.

3. They boost your brain power.

4. They reduce inflammation.

5. They promote good digestion.

cereal with blueberries

We live in southern Kentucky and have a blueberry farm and our little community just held a Blueberry Festival. I imagine other communities have them as well but I bet they don’t have their own Mr. Blueberry!

Mr. Blueberry

If your town doesn’t have a festival the best way to celebrate National Blueberry Month is to eat more blueberries! We like them on cereal and in cobblers but there are many, many more ways to eat them.

A friend gave me her mother’s Blueberry Cream Cheese Cake Recipe and Abby and I tried it out tonight.

Abby cooking

Blueberry Cake Muffins

Ingredients: 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, 1/2 c. oil, 4 large eggs, 2 Tbs. vanilla, 1 box yellow cake mix, 1 small box vanilla instant pudding, 2 c. blueberries. Mix cream cheese, oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. Add cake mix and pudding and mix well. Stir in blueberries last. Pour into a greased angel food cake pan and bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean.

We didn’t have an angel food cake pan so I poured the batter into muffin pans. Technically we made Cake Muffins….whatever you call them….they were delicious!

Please visit me on Pinterest and check out my Board called Blueberries Rock. I’m betting you can find at least one recipe to help you celebrate!

I also have a Board just for Grandparents that you might like as well.

Have a great week and eat more blueberries!

Comments

  1. I love blueberries. Aldi’s have them for 1.00 this week and I’m od-ing on them. Your recipe sounds delicious! ~Pamela

  2. Lily Lau 22 Oct, 2014

    I have to try your recipe! I love blueberries in particular, and blue colour in general. This post reminded me of this other one about unique blue flowers I was delighted with last week http://lazypenguins.com/4-5-million-blue-flowers-gather-attention-in-japan-once-again/ , I wish we could pick blueberries from there! 🙂

  3. teresak 22 Oct, 2014

    Thanks so much for commenting Lily!