Superfoods for Super Kids
These small, delicious berries are so good for us! Blueberries are one of the absolute best sources of antioxidants, powerful compounds that help to prevent us from getting sick. They're also a great source of fiber and potassium. Frozen berries are just as nutritious as fresh berries, and you can enjoy them year-round! Try having them with your breakfast, in a salad, or on their own.
Blueberry Pancakes (yields 12-15 pancakes)
1 cup oat flour (you can make your own from whole oats in a Vitamix)
1 cup whole wheat, spelt, or almond flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal
1 3/4 cups almond, soy, or hemp milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup blueberries
Combine the flours, baking powder, and flax meal in a large bowl and the wet ingredients in another. Slowly pour in the wet ingredients, stirring until the dry mix is thoroughly moistened. Don't worry if initially the batter seems thin—it will thicken, but you might want to let it sit for a few minutes before cooking. Fold in the blueberries and then ladle the mix onto the skillet, cooking until both sides are golden brown.
Blue-brrrry Sorbet (serves 2)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 peeled, seedless orange or 2 peeled clementines
1 teaspoon ground flax or chia seeds
Blend orange until liquid. Gradually add the frozen berries, the vanilla, and flax until you achieve a sorbet-like consistency.