Monday, July 28, 2014

DIY frozen blueberries

 



I got a great deal on blueberries today!  I love blueberries. They are very healthy for you full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant power.

Blueberries are one of the easiest berries to add to your diet and one of the most nutritious.

Blueberries are easy to prepare; just wash and eat. They are easy to stir into oatmeal, or yogurt for an added breakfast boost.

They add a nice flavor to smoothies, and who doesn't love a blueberry muffin?

One of our favorite breakfasts is blueberry pancakes, and pancakes with berries make a nice dinner treat.


Blueberries are wonderful  to use fresh and they freeze nicely for later use.




Freezing blueberries is super easy


1. Wash the fruit with clean, cool water





2. Pick over the fruit, discard any withered, moldy, or squashed berries.

3. Place the fruit on a dishtowel and gently blot with another dishtowel (or paper towels) to remove any excess water.

4. Gently place the dry berries into zip-top style freezer bags and seal them up.



5. Place the bags full of berries in the freezer for later use.

Frozen berries will keep in the freezer for up to a year (they don't last that long at our house)



Get some of these wonderful berries in your diet today. 








11 comments:

  1. You just reminded me that I have to get out and pick the raspberries that are waiting in my back yard! Thanks! Now I am craving some blueberries. :) Visiting from Women of Worship (Considering Grace).

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  2. This is great. I have also seen them frozen first on cookie sheets and then put in the freezer bags.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. I have also seen them frozen on a tray/ or cookie sheet first. This keeps the berries from getting stuck together in big clumps. By drying them first, you can avoid the clumps. I find it easier to just dry them and get it done with, this keeps me from putting them on cookie sheets and forgetting them for a few days and then looking for my cookie sheets and asking "what have I done with the cookie sheets? Oh, I forgot they are covered with berries in the freezer."

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  3. Great idea for berries. Thanks for adding your recipe to Foodie Friday!

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  4. I love blueberries also! Have never found a good enough deal to freeze them, but sure would like to! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  5. This is a great idea! I often just leave them in the fridge and the kids don't eat them, sometimes they do but not always.
    Sherry

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