Blueberries… so fresh and so cheap cheap!

16 Jul

Blueberries are at the height of their season and are basically being given away in stores right now. I’ve recently seen them for as cheap as $1.50 a pint. Also, keep your eye out for local blueberries (since they are extra yummy). With so many blueberries and so little time, I think this calls for a couple of posts dedicated to this healthy fruit!

Since I’m on a frozen dessert kick, I started my blueberry adventure with these super simple blueberry freezer pops.

Blueberry Banana Freezer Pops

Ingredients

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup skim organic milk
  • raw honey

Directions

  1. slice banana into 4 large chunks
  2. combine blueberries, banana, and milk in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth
  3. drizzle with honey and then pulse just to combine
  4. pour into freezer pop molds and freeze 4 hours
  5. enjoy!

More blueberry fun to come…

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11 Responses to “Blueberries… so fresh and so cheap cheap!”

  1. simplyshaka July 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm #

    That sounds so easy, yummy and best of all-cheap to make! And I always have the ingredients on hand so thats a bonus.

    • skinny101grly July 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

      Super Simple is an understatement! I’ve been eating these as a treat after every meal 🙂

      • inspiredcyclist July 18, 2010 at 8:55 am #

        Sounds delicious…I am going to give them a try! Do you have popsicle ideas for strawberries or peaches? THANKS!

      • skinny101grly July 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

        I think it would be interesting to try the recipe above with strawberries or peaches (or both), but because of their “mushy” factor, I would say to go with the frozen variety as I think it will give you a much better result. Also, if you prefer a more yogurt taste, you could always leave out the milk/banana and sub a small container of greek yogurt.

  2. thoughtsappear July 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    Blueberries are yummy! These sound good!

  3. Todd Pack July 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    Blueberries disappear in our house almost as soon as we buy them. The kids eat ’em plain, but I like ’em under vanilla yogurt and granola.

    • skinny101grly July 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm #

      That happens to be one of my favorite on the go breakfasts!

  4. clarissa623 July 19, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    A frustration of mine, fruits that are too expensive to buy regularly here like blueberries, and even local strawberries, which makes me feel limited in the kitchen!

    But the ice pops (or shakes, as I prefer drinking them) are something I can make with some local Philippine tropical fruits! Mango, bananas, papaya, avocado, etc. 🙂

    • skinny101grly July 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

      That is frustrating! But on the bright side, some of the fruits you have to work with are AMAZING! Mango’s are probably one of my favorite fruits of all time.

      • clarissa623 July 20, 2010 at 11:42 am #

        Good thing that (supposedly) the best mangoes come from here. 🙂

        Just a case of the “grass is greener on the other side” for both of us!

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  1. Tour de Nowhere and Yummy Organic Ice Pops | Inspiredcyclists - July 22, 2010

    […] a measuring cup, not a pitcher, so as to not overfill.  I followed a reciple from Skinnygirl 101 https://skinny101.wordpress.com/2010/07/16/blueberries-so-fresh-and-so-cheap-cheap/.  Organic, Healthy, and Deliciously Refreshing!  […]

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