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Beverage Recipes using Fresh and Frozen Blueberries

Blueberry Cream Slushy
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup pineapple and orange juice blend
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons sugar
6 ice cubes

Place the blueberries, strawberries, juice, yogurt and sugar into the container of a blender. Process until smooth. Add the ice cubes, and process until small enough to fit through a straw, but large enough to crunch on. Pour into glasses, and drink through straws.
Courtesy of: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Blueberry-Cream-Slushy/Detail.aspx

Berry Good Smoothie
1 nectarine, pitted
3/4 cup strawberries, hulled
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup crushed ice

In a blender combine nectarine, strawberries, blueberries, milk powder and crushed ice. Blend until smooth. pour into glasses and serve.
Courtesy of:  http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Berry-Good-Smoothie-II/Detail.aspx

Cool True Blue Drink
½ Bunch Mint
Juice of 2-3 Limes
Frozen Blueberries
4 Slices Fresh Ginger
1-2 Teaspoons Blueberry Concentrate
32oz. Club Soda
¼ Cup (or To Taste) Cooled Simple Syrup (Dissolve 1 Cup Sugar in 1 Cup Boiling Water)

Place Ginger, Mint, and Lime in a glass.  Muddle these together.  Add Blueberry Concentrate, simple syrup, and club soda.  Stir to mix.  Add frozen blueberries.  If you prefer, tonic or seltzer water can be substituted for the club soda.  Blueberry Vodka can also be added for an adult drink.



Frozen Blueberry Blast Smoothie Recipe

The Ingredients

    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup frozen blueberries
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    A little honey or stevia to sweeten

The Add-ons

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or powder
    1 serving of your favorite protein powder
    1/2 cup other frozen fruit (raspberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango)
    1 tablespoon maca
    1 serving green superfood powder

Show Time

Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend on high for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.

*Recipe courtesy of Healthy Smoothie Headquarters.  http://www.healthysmoothiehq.com/frozen-blueberry-blast-smoothie-recipe


Blueberry Iced Tea
1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
5 Cups brewed and cooled Black or Green Tea

Combine Blueberries and about a cup of the iced tea in blender and puree until smooth.  Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher and add remaining iced tea.  To serve, pour into glasses over ice.

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/blueberry-iced-tea-recipe.html