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Saturday, 29 June 2013

June's Feel Good Food Round Up: Blueberries

I'd like to start this post by thanking each and every person who took the time to enter and link up to this challenge from the bottom of my heart. I am over the moon with how many amazing blueberry-filled recipes we have here, (17 in total!), all of which combine so many other great ingredients; spelt flour, natural yoghurt, and wheat bran, but to name a few. The response to the challenge across the web has been fantastic too, it seems that there are a lot of 'foodies' out there who want to eat a little healthier without dieting or calorie counting, and I cannot wait to see what happens with next month's key ingredient!

To re-cap the reasons for this month's choice of ingredient, Blueberries are the ultimate superfood, rich in antioxidants, and full of key nutrients, they are great for reducing the risks of heart diseases, cancers and chronic diseases. Each of these recipes contain a healthy quantity of blueberries, so we can tuck into these tasty treats safe in the knowledge that we are consuming something definitely 'good for us'.

And so... without further ado... bring on the Blueberries!

Superfood Pancakes
Firstly I linked up my Superfood Pancakes, which, as well as the required blueberries, are made with oats and wholemeal flour, and are drizzled with healthy (yes, healthy - read the post) maple syrup.

Orange and Blueberry Muffins

The next entry came from Angela of My Golden Pear, and it was in the shape of these stunning Orange and Blueberry Muffins. Made with no butter, delicious seeded spelt flour, and a mix of golden caster sugar and a stevia sugar blend, these tick all the right boxes for being both a tasty and nutritious snack or breakfast option. 

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker made Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes, which are low in fats and made with low fat yoghurt. Paired with the blueberries they make a great healthy snack, which is the perfect reason to reward yourself with the stunning lemon buttercream Ros has decorated them with!

Vegan Blueberry Bran Muffins

The next entry comes from the lovely Ness over at JibberJabber UK, in the form of these great looking Vegan Blueberry Bran Muffins. Ness has developed this recipe to contain no eggs or butter, and with the added wheat bran flour these will be packed with nutritious goodness!

Hazelnut, Lemon and Blueberry Layer Cake

Susie from Fold in the Flour entered this showstopping Hazelnut, Lemon and Blueberry Layer Cake, made with spelt flour and piled up with those gorgeous fresh blueberries, you can forgive a slice (or two) of this cake for it's nutritional contents and their health benefits!

Summer Berry and Chocolate Traybake
Jen over at Blue Kitchen Bakes updated this tasty looking Summer Berry and Chocolate Traybake to link up to this challenge, and I'm so glad she did! Jam-packed with raspberries, blueberries and chocolate chips, it sounds like every mouthful was full of flavour, and with most of the butter being replaced with natural yoghurt, making it lower fat than a normal cake.

Banana Spelt Pancakes with Blueberries

These mouthwatering Banana Spelt Pancakes with Blueberries came from Elizabeth of Elizabeth's Kitchen, and I would happily eat these for breakfast every day! You have to check out the post in full, as there is an extra bonus blueberry recipe in there too!

Chicken with Blueberry and Hot Pepper Sauce

I tried something savoury next, with this Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken, with Blueberry, Southern Comfort and Hot Pepper Sauce, an odd sounding combination but take it from me, this is a seriously good meal!

Blueberry and Chocolate Muffins

Choclette of Chocolate Log Blog linked up these yummy Blueberry and Chocolate Muffins, which are made from a mixture of spelt and coconut flour, and have loads of extra tasty flavours including cinnamon and cardamom.

Energy Boost Berry Muffins

Michelle at Utterly Scrummy is up next, with a batch of Energy Boost Berry Muffins. Packed full of wheat bran, oats, and fresh berries, these are a perfect 'pick-me-up' treat for after school... or breakfast, elevenses or lunch too!

Blueberry and Vanilla Midsummer Night Tarts

Me again, this time with Blueberry and Vanilla Midsummer Night Tarts. Now aside from the blueberries here, I'm not sure how far I can go to class these as healthy. I can however promise that they will make you feel good! 

Roasted Blueberry Cupcakes

Jennifer is new to blogging over at What Jenny Baked, and she really intrigued me with these Roasted Blueberry Cupcakes. Roasting the blueberries before adding them to the cake batter intensifies their colour and flavour, something that I will definitely be trying in the future.

Greek Yoghurt, Blueberry and Chocolate Parfait

Next up, Elizabeth from The Law Student's Cookbook whipped up these tasty Greek Yoghurt, Blueberry and Chocolate Parfaits, a great quick, easy and nutritious breakfast dish.

Lemon, Blueberry and Blackcurrent Swirl Loaf

A great looking tasty loaf cake for you next from Kat, The Baking Explorer, with this Lemon, Blueberry and Blackcurrent Swirl Loaf, packed full of fruit and flavour, who could resist a slice with a steaming mug of tea.

Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Another great Lemon and Blueberry flavour combination here from Cupcake Girl, with these pretty looking Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes, with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. These two flavours never fail to work perfectly together.

Vegan Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake

Nicole Bremner blogged this tantalising looking Vegan Blueberry Lemon Loaf Cake, alongside a review of a new Vegan Cookbook - The Naughtiest Cupcake. This cake is not only vegan, but also gluten free, and with those super healthy blueberries too, this has to be one of the healthiest ways to consume awesome yummy cake!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie

And last, but by no means least, is this super Blueberry Banana Smoothie from Kavitha at Techie Cookie Freaky. Quick and simple, this is a great tasty breakfast recipe, and is open to be added to at will!

And that folks is it! 17 amazing recipes containing a good healthy dose of goodness in blueberry form. Once again, thanks to all for entering, and check back tomorrow morning to find out what July's special ingredient will be! 


  1. A gorgeous selection of blueberry awesome recipes. Nothing beats the humble blueberry when it comes to taste and nutrition, I think. I'm going to be bookmarking a few of these, and checking out some new blogs!

    1. There's some good'uns aren't there! By the time we've finished no-one will ever need to diet again, just eat yummy healthy foods! (and I've found some great new blogs too!)

  2. What a fabulous array or Blueberry recipes and a brilliant round up:-)

    1. I have two punnets safely in the freezer at the moment, just deciding which recipe to make first!

  3. This was a lovely challenge and a great roundup. Looking forward to the next one.

    1. Thanks Angela, it went better than I could possibly have expected or hoped for! Can't wait to see what happens next month!

  4. Well done, great first challenge. I shall know where to come if I fancy something a little blueberryish. Thanks for the round-up.

    1. Thanks Choclette! There are some amazing recipes here, just refreshing my memory! x


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