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