Nutrition coach Kelcie Reightler joined Good Day Austin to help viewers celebrate National Blueberry Month by sharing some delicious recipes.
Blueberry Quinoa Salad
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups strawberries
6 cups spinach
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly squeezed lime juice from 1-2 limes
Cracked pepper to taste
'Drizzle cooked quinoa with olive oil and lime juice, toss with fork to separate grains and season with pepper to your liking. Add blueberries and strawberries to quinoa, and toss lightly. Serve quinoa mixture on top of spinach.
Blueberry Turkey Burgers (from the Blueberry Council)
1 pound ground turkey
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Lettuce and sliced red onion (optional)
'In a large bowl, combine turkey, blueberries, ginger, black pepper; mix well. Form mixture into four patties, and brush soy sauce on both sides. In an oiled skillet over medium-high heat, grill patties until cooked thoroughly - about four minutes each side. Serve with lettuce, sliced red onion and other dressings of your choice.
2 cups coarsely chopped fresh blueberries
1 cup whole fresh blueberries
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Toss together coarsely chopped fresh blueberries, whole fresh blueberries, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh cilantro, seeded and minced jalapeño peppers, diced red bell pepper, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Serve immediately.
Other ways to enjoy Blueberries
'Blueberries can be added to oatmeal, Greek Yogurt or even spice up a salad
For a quick treat, whip up a blueberry smoothie or grab one from the LifeCafe inside Life Time Fitness
Frozen blueberries are a great substitute for fresh