Berries are a beloved ingredient in healthy recipes, sweet or savory, all around the world – and for good reason. From strawberries and blueberries to the exotic açaí berry, these juicy superfoods are packed with antioxidants, fibers, vitamin and manganese.
Despite being sweet, studies show that a handful of berries can improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. Raspberries and strawberries have been shown to help lower cholesterol and improve arterial function, two important factors of heart health. Consuming cranberries reduces your chances of developing a urinary tract infection with 26 percent. And thanks a compound called anthocyanidins, eating 1 to 2 cups of blueberries every week can help you keep mentally sharp in old age.
All the more reason to regular snack on nature’s colorful candy!
Of course you can eat any kind of berry straight up, no recipe required. But who does’t like to add a little sweet & sour taste to their smoothie, yogurt bowl, healthy baking and even salads and dinner?
So let’s take a look how you can enjoy even more strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries this season with these 18 sweet and savory berry recipes!
Berry Smoothie Recipes, 3 Ways from The Awesome Green
Summer Açai Bowl from Half Baked Harvest
Paleo Granola Berry Yogurt Parfait from I Heart Umami
Paleo Strawberry Shortcakes from Kalejunkie
Vegan Blueberry Pancakes Bowl from The Mother Cooker
Strawberry Radish Ricotta Toast from Will Frolic For Food
Cranberry Crumb Bars from Crowded Kitchen
Summer Berry, Cucumber and Walnut Salad from PlantCraft
Baked Salmon Power Bowl with Blueberry Salsa from The Roasted Root
Apple Cranberry Bacon Kale Salad from Eat Well 101
Pork Tenderloin with Three-Berry Salsa from Taste of Home
Strawberry Quinoa Salad with Feta from Walder Wellness
Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Balsamic Blackberry Sauce from The Sophisticated Caveman
Cranberry Turkey Meatballs from Ambitious Kitchen
Creamy Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cups from Kalejunkie
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Fudgesicles from Tasty Yummies
Balsamic Roasted Strawberry Italian Cream Soda (Dairy-Free) from Gourmande in the Kitchen
Mint Berry Antioxidant Sorbet from Detoxdiy
What’s your favorite kind of berry and how do you like to eat them?