Wild Blueberry Fool
*DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post courtesy of Wild Blueberry and FitFluential. All opinions, thoughts, etc. are my own*
I’m not going to lie, this recipe feels a little like a cop out because it’s SO simple. It comes together in no time (quite literally) after a little prep work is done, it’s delicious, and it’s pretty damn good for you too. A short time ago, I was contracted through FitFluential to work on a campaign for Wild Blueberries - seeing as how blueberries are one of the few fruits that I eat year round, I jumped at the chance. I especially love wild blueberries because, despite their name, they have a few major differences from the big, bubbly conventional blueberries.
Wild blueberries are harvested from plants that grow naturally in areas such as Maine and parts of Canada. They thrive in the cold, icy environment which makes them much more intense and well, bluberry-ier (that’s a word now), than their conventional counterparts. A few other fun facts about wild blueberries:
Have higher level of phytochemicals (meaning good chemicals from plants) than conventional blueberries.
They are high in the antioxidant anthocyanin (due to their intense deep blue color) which helps to neutralize free radicals and inflammation and promote general wellness.
They’ve never been modified or changed since they plants are never commercially planted.
They’re always available frozen - fresh frozen foods are not only convenient but they’re often more nutritious than their fresh counterparts (particularly when items are out of season) and the price point isn’t bad either.
(You can find out where to purchase Wild Blueberries here!)
Basically, beyond being really delicious, wild blueberries are a pretty amazing recovery food. I keep them in steady rotation in my freezer year-round for that very reason (well, and the taste!). One of my favorite ways to eat wild blueberries is simply in a bowl, with some coconut milk and cinnamon - simple, full of antioxidants and healthy fats, and quick. I decided to take those same ingredients and dress it up a little bit. This recipe is a take on a classic dessert known as a “fool” which is basically some fruit or jam, whipped cream...and a spoon. It’s utterly simple but still nice enough to serve to impromptu guests, serve as a light dessert at a dinner party, or just eat on the couch while wearing spandex.