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WIAW: Blueberries!

Let’s talk Blueberries.

Tiny little bites of sweet, juicy deliciousness that you can pop into your mouth one by one shovel into your face by the handful.  And of course, a quintessential summer staple.  Perfect for this months What I Ate Wednesday theme!

Blueberries in the summer are like no other.  The ones you buy in the store in the middle of January that come from who knows where and are the size of your thumb do not even compare.  Not that we don’t ever buy blueberries in the winter (you can’t just eat apples and pears all the time!), but when they’re in season here in Ontario, we just can’t seem to get enough!  They’ve been popping up everywhere in our meals, both in sweet and savoury dishes.

Like this parfait we had for breakfast.

Lemon bluberry: A-MA-ZING.

Ok so we’re sorry if you’re getting tired of breakfast parfait recipes, we realize we’ve given you a fair number of them.  But honestly if you haven’t tried one yet, take this as your not-so-subtle hint that you really MUST try one.  Now.

But back to this parfait: lemon and blueberry is an unreal combination.  In our opinions, lemon and blueberry were meant to be together.  Like peanut butter and jelly, Timon and Pumba, tomato sauce and stained shirts… you get the point.

And while we’re on the topic of blueberries, here’s a little round-up of all of our blueberry-containing recipes:

Blue Velvet Cheesecake Pancakes

Chocolate Blueberry Tofu Mousse Overnight Oats Parfait

Chai-Spiced Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Banana Pancakes

Peach Blueberry Banana Overnight Oats Parfait

Blueberry Wild Rice Pilaf

So we’ve just realized now how many blueberry recipes we’ve actually made, and we’ve realized that there are a fair number of them!  Sorry if you don’t like blueberries.

Happy What I Ate Wednesday everybody!

Lemon Blueberry Overnight Oats Parfait

Time: 5 min + overnight

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

1/2 c. rolled oats

1 tbsp chia seeds (or 2 tbsp ground flax)

1-2 tbsp lemon juice

3/4 c (less 1-2 tbsp!) milk or milk alternative

1-2 tsp grated lemon rind

1 tsp honey

1 banana, peeled and frozen

1/2 c. blueberries, frozen

more blueberries for layering/garnish

Directions:

The night before, stir the oats, chia seeds, and milk together in a bowl.  Place in the fridge and allow to sit overnight.

In the morning, add lemon juice, lemon zest and honey to the oat mixture and stir.

Place frozen banana and blueberries in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Spoon a couple of spoonfuls of oats into the bottom of a jar or glass.  Top with fresh blueberries and a couple spoonfuls of the blueberry “soft serve”.  Continue layering until you’ve run out of everything.  Top with more blueberries and serve.

Don’t forget to head on over to see Jen and have a look at what everyone else has been eating this wednesday!

~twosaucysisters

Do you like blueberries?  What is your favourite way to eat them?

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We are twin sisters who are on a mission to create delicious, healthy food to help others live healthier, happier lives!

13 responses »

  1. Pingback: Meatless Monday: Blueberries! | twosaucysisters

  2. Love the parfait recipe thanks! Going to pin it!

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  3. I haven’t had blueberries this season and think it’s time to go find some. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I am all over parfaits lately! My fav has been my Tiramisu because I love the coffee taste in the morning. This once screams afternoon snack to me. 🙂

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    • Although we’ve never actually done it, we’ve always thought that oat parfaits would make amazing afternoon snacks! And Tiramisu sounds way too delicious- we’ll have to try it out, dessert for breakfast is our favourite 🙂

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  5. I make my own yogurt in mason jars every weekend. I leave enough room in the jar so that every morning I can pull a jar out of the fridge, spoon some jam in, and top it off with granola. It’s the perfect breakfast, and it travels well.

    Those overnight parfaits are intriguing. I may have to try that this weekend…

    P.S. I won my husband’s heart with blueberries. I made him a blueberry pie for his birthday, and four months later he proposed. So yes, I love blueberries 🙂

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  6. Haha tomato sauce and stained shirts:) too funny! I have smoothies and overnight oats for breakfast all the time but I’ve never thought to combine the two! I’m sure it tastes like a dessert…always a good thing:)

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  7. I’m addicted to overnight parfaits and blueberries! Breakfast staples!

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