The sort of fruits I choose to buy are sometimes rather dependent on the price tag. For example, I have lately been buying near-excessive quantities of blueberries, because it’s hard to say “no” to $2.00 per container. There are near-infinite possibilities regarding what one can do with blueberries, so I’ll cover a few here that I’ve done recently that were both tasty as well as photogenic.
First up, you can’t go wrong with blueberry waffles.
Or rather, blueberry and chocolate chip waffles. Which, incidentally are magical in your mouth. I’d never used a Belgium waffle maker before. The waffles tasted …. rounder. I just used the recipe on the Bisquick box for these babies, as you simply cannot go wrong with Bisquick. Or Bisquick offbrand, as the case may be.
Next up, we have the ever-delightful blueberry smoothie.
I like how blueberries work in smoothies, the skin doesn’t blend too well meaning the smoothie looks all purple and chunky and festive. I blended a chunk o’ blueberries with a banana, yogurt, ice, a few strawberries, and some kiwi-strawberry juice. So technically, it’s a mixed fruit smoothie. However, I will continue to refer to it as a blueberry smoothie in much the same way the kiwi-strawberry juice probably had more apple juice in it then either kiwi juice or strawberry juice. Incidentally, apple juice is for suckers. Ever read the label on one of those bottles? Unfortified apple juice has little nutritional value, which is too bad as it is tasty. Better then soda, at least?
And finally, how about some blueberry oat bran muffins?
These turned out rather deliciously. I janked the recipe from allrecipes.com here, and amazingly enough I barely changed anything at all. Instead of using granola on top, I just squished some oatmeal on there. Oh, and I used eggs instead of egg substitute. Kinda strange that the main ingredient wouldn’t be eggs in the first place. Unless these were supposed to be vegan muffins, and I destroyed everything by using real eggs. NOO!!!! In any case, they were super tasty.