I love this time of the year, it’s #FreshFromFlorida Blueberry Season! Did you know that Florida has lots of fresh fruits and vegetables every month? I know when most people think of Florida, they think beach, sun and fun. Hardly anyone thinks about the delicious fruit and vegetables that we grow in this beautiful state.
From zucchinis, strawberries, bell peppers to tomatoes and lots of other amazing produce comes right from our very own back yards. Florida isn’t just for sun and fun, you can enjoy healthy, fresh produce, too.
Florida Blueberries are in season and they are a perfect to snack on and include in snacks, desserts or even dinners. Did you know that Blueberries have lots of health benefits?
Blueberries have many health benefits… Check it out!
Blueberries are among the highest anti-oxidant value fruits.
Blueberries compose of other flavonoid anti-oxidants such as carotene-ß, lutein and zea-xanthin
Research studies suggest that chlorogenic acid in these berries help lower blood sugar levels and control blood-glucose levels in type-II diabetes mellitus condition
Fresh berries carry small amount of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E.
Blueberries contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and zinc.
There you have 5 amazing reasons why to love Blueberries. I love to dish up one of my grandma’s favorite coffee cake recipe and it is amazing with fresh blueberries. You do know I’m German and we love a good coffee cake in the afternoon. My kids can’t get enough of the Hazelnut Blueberry Bundt cake and keep asking for seconds.
It’s so simple to make, I just had to share it with you in honor of Blueberry season #FreshFromFlorida.
Have I promised too much of the yummy goodness? I know my grandma would have been proud of how the Hazelnut & Blueberry Bundt Cake has turned out. We love to bake with nuts in Germany and hazelnut is one of my favorite.
Here in the US they hardly ever have hazelnut flour or ground hazelnuts, no worries, just pick up a bag of shelled hazelnut at your local grocery store, add them to your blender and grind them up. Doesn’t have to be fancy, just crush them and you are in business for the Hazelnut Blueberry Bundt Cake.
The texture is amazing and so moist with the fresh blueberries… AHhh… just beautiful. Serve it up with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea and enjoy your afternoon. That’s how we roll in Germany and that’s how I roll here in Florida, too. Love bringing a little piece of home closer to all of you to enjoy, too.
As you may remember from previous posts, the Fresh From Florida website gives recipe ideas and features a produce every month, a produce that will be in season and be its best. This month of course our Blueberries are the star and if you need a few extra recipe ideas, be sure to check out the featured Florida Blueberry Cheesecake and the Florida Blueberry Pancakes recipe. I know they will be a hit with your family.
What recipe do you love dishing up with Blueberries? Would love to hear it, leave me a comment below.