Do you like blueberries? They are one of my favourite fruits and myself and Stuart have them every morning with breakfast. They are often classed as a superfood too so why not get more of them into your diet? If you want more ideas of how to use blueberries then read on for the full recipe for a yummy blueberry fool.
Health benefits of blueberries
Blueberries are high in vitamin C which is of course really good for you. A 150g portion of blueberries contains just 84 calories but a quarter of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C!
Have you heard of antioxidants? They help to protect your body from the damage caused by free radicals which allegedly helps to protect you from some cancers as well as having anti-ageing properties.
Blueberries are good for your heart and can lower blood pressure as well as help with cholesterol problems. They may even help to prevent heart disease. Of course, with things like this, we can never be sure how many of the claims are true but it doesn’t hurt to add them into our diet anyway, does it?
Perfect food for children, blueberries are tasty and allegedly can help to maintain brain function and improve memory. Even if this is not proven completely the vitamin C in them is good for kids anyway, isn’t it? They are a perfect lunchbox snack as a tasty alternative to the usual apple or banana.
Cranberry juice is widely known for its benefits in preventing or fighting UTIs but actually, it turns out that blueberries have a similar make-up and could help too!
Blueberries on healthy diets
Another way of using blueberries is for a healthy snack if you’re looking to lose weight.
They are great as a sweet treat to pick on instead of chocolate or crisps if you are a bit of a grazer and enjoy snacking throughout the day.
They don’t have to be your only snack as there are so many other healthy snack options you can choose but one which is worth adding to your meal plan.
If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances. It is of course important to check yourself any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.
Other recipes you may enjoy
If this blueberry fool is something that has piqued your interest then do check out my other dessert ideas for more healthy desserts. Be sure to also check out my recipes for family meals for everyone.
For other snack ideas check out this post and get some new inspiration for things to nibble on.
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A delicious easy dessert to make which is low in syns but sweet, filling and full of nutrients. It is 6 syns for the whole recipe so works out as 1.5 syns each portion.
300g blueberries plus a handful for decoration
100g fat-free greek yoghurt
150g fat-free fromage frais
4 tsp granulated sweetener
Blend the cooled blueberries until smooth then mix with the sweetener, yoghurt and fromage frais. Do not mix too thoroughly to allow for a swirly effect. Alternatively keep some of the mixture aside when mixing in the blueberries and serve it with both swirled on the top.
Chill before serving in 4 glasses or sundae dishes and decorate with a few whole blueberries.
Keywords: blueberry fool, Slimming World dessert
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