Wild Blueberries Review and Recipe

I was pretty excited to have the opportunity to test out Wild Blueberries and even more excited that I was able to pick something to bake or cook with them to share. 

I love to bake. 

The clean up...not so much! 

First of all...what are wild blueberries? How do they differ from regular blueberries?

Wild blueberries are very different from regular blueberries. They are smaller than regular blueberries, but are full of more nutrition than regular blueberries. 

They have a more intense flavor. Mixed with sweet and tart. 

Two times the antioxidant capacity of larger cultivated blueberries. 

Research is currently going on showing the potential health benefits of Wild Blueberries. These include gut health, diabetes, cancer and brain health. 

99% of a Wild Blueberry crop is frozen fresh at harvest. This locks in nutrition and taste. 

They are called Wild Blueberries because they are not planted. They are naturally occurring in barrens and fields in Maine and Eastern Canada for 10,000 years. 

I don't know about you, but I love all of these facts about Wild Blueberries! 

When I think about cooking or baking with blueberries I naturally think of lemons. For some reason I love the combination of these two fruits. Plus, they both have some pretty great health benefits. 

So I easily decided that I would make my favorite Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bread

Whenever I bake a lemon blueberry bread it is always a hit and goes so good with coffee! This recipe is one that I have tweaked to make it how I like it. More lemon. More glaze. 

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bread

1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 egg
1 cup milk 
1/4 cup melted butter
Fresh juice from one lemon
1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 cup of Wild Blueberries (I may have added a few more!)

Lemon Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
Fresh juice from one lemon
1 tbsp milk

-Head oven to 350 degrees.
-Grease sides and bottoms of a 9X5 loaf pan
-Combine dry ingredients and mix.
-Mix in egg, milk, butter and lemon juice.
-Mix in yogurt.
-Gently fold in the Wild Blueberries.
-Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
-Bake for 55 minutes. 
-Cool for 10 minutes before removing bread from pan. 
-Let it cool for another 10-20 minutes out of the pan. 
-Mix up the lemon glaze and drizzle or spread on top. 

I'm currently eating my second slice of this bread while finishing up this review. I will not be surprised if I eat the entire loaf for my lunch! 

The Wild Blueberries are amazing! They truly do have the perfect mix of sweet and tart. Of course, the amazing lemon glaze really compliments the blueberries. 

I love that the blueberries are frozen. I love buying fresh fruit but it always seems to go bad in my fridge before I can get to it. I've thrown more fresh, yummy produce away than I care to admit because I simply forgot about it or kept putting off cooking with it. Frozen is perfect for me and the fact that it actually seals in the nutrition and taste of the Wild Blueberries is even better!

After this loaf I will be completely full of antioxidants. ;) Cancels out the sugar right?!

If you feel like baking or cooking with some Wild Blueberries you can currently enter a Show us your Wild Blueberry Side contest. You must create a fun recipe using Wild Blueberries. Contest is open to all bloggers. Prizes are amazing! You can win a Vitamix Blender or a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card. Contest details can be found here

If you'd like to learn more about Wild Blueberries, visit their social media pages!

Big thanks to Wild Blueberries and Moms Meet for the chance to try out Wild Blueberries on my blog! 

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger; I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group, LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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