Blueberries are one of my Top Ten Sentimental Foods. I know some of you don’t get all sentimentally weepy over a food, but…I do.
When my brother and I were young, we would spend a couple weeks each summer up in the northwoods of Wisconsin with our grandparents. I remember always being required to “pick a hobby” to do (My grandfather did not believe in sitting still and letting your brain rot – even if it was supposed to be your summer vacation.), going fishing (I am the trophy winner of Longest Career as a Fisherman Without Actually Touching a Worm) and spending many days out in bogs with my brother. But a special memory is when Grandma would get a little bowl and we’d walk across the road to some wild blueberry bushes and pick enough to make a special treat. Honestly, I don’t remember what she made with them – I just remember walking with her and picking them in the hot summer sun.
That’s one reason why everytime we go to Costco I pick up a huge bag of frozen blueberries like this:
Over the next couple weeks, I plan on showing you a couple recipes we make using this yummy bag o’ memories.
My first recipe is for a simple Blueberry Smoothie. A great option for your breakfast. Or as an afternoon treat after you’ve filled your bowl with wild blueberries.
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup frozen unsweetened blueberries
1 teaspoon honey (or, add more if you need more sweetness)
Put all the ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.