Besides being delicious (I am biased), blueberries contain high levels of health promoting antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect cells against free radicals, which may lower the risk for cancer and other diseases. For more information on the health benefits of antioxidants and other nutrients, read my blog Food as Medicine for Immune Health.
Blueberries on their own are a great snack, however, if you want to use them to make a special treat, try this Blueberry Antioxidant Crumble Bar recipe, it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo friendly. Enjoy!
- 2 ¾ cup almond flour
- ½ cup coconut sugar + 1 tbsp separated
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- ½ cup organic blueberries
- 1 pinch of pink or seasalt
Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper. Mix almond flour, ½ coconut sugar, coconut oil, nut butter and salt with a fork until crumbly. Press down half of the crust in the baking dish in an even layer. Toss blueberries with 1 tbsp coconut sugar then pour over crust. Add the rest of crumbly crust dough to the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool for another 20 minutes before cutting into squares.