Not all bloobies are created equal.
When I was a wee Hummusapien, I used to call blueberries "bloobies." Or so says my mother.
If you know me at all, you know that my love for blueberries runs deep. I eat a cup of them every single day without fail. So when The Wild Blueberry Association asked to come experience the Wild Blueberry barrens in Maine this August, I nearly fell out of my chair.
Ok fine, I actually fell out of my chair.
MAINE. BLUEBERRIES. [FORCED TIME OFF WORK]. Cue the squeals! I mean what could be better than spending four days in Bay Harbor amongst my favorite fruit?! I think nothing.
Now back to my opening statement. We all know and love blueberries. They're chock full of disease-fighting and age-defying antioxidants, bursting with fiber, and scrumptious to boot. But Wild Blueberries...they're the blueberriest.
Frozen at the peak of freshness in Maine, Eastern Canada, and Quebec, this wild superfruit has double the antioxidants of regular blueberries, a deeper blue pigment, and a more intense blueberry flavor than regular blueberries. As Mother's Nature's original blueberry native to North America, Wild Blueberries only grow wild in this special region and are never planted. Did you know that frozen Wild Blueberries are just as nutrient-dense (if not more) than fresh? That's right! You can find them year-round in the frozen section of your grocery store.
Now let's chat about how you can be a part of all the greatness. The Wild Blueberry Association will be running a fabulous Facebook contest from Monday, July 27th to Friday, August 14th called Wild Summer Sips. Each week there will be an awesome prize (including a Vitamix and a Yonanas dessert maker!!) that leads up to the grand prize--- a $500 Whole Foods gift card PLUS a set of six Wild Blueberry mason jar mugs. Heyoooo!
Click here to enter!
The best part is that everyone who enters the contest gets the Wild Summer Sips Recipe Book, a digital collection of Wild Blueberry summer drink recipes from a few food and nutrition bloggers (including the recipe for this tasty lemonade from yours truly)!
The time has come for you to get your sparkle on with this bubbly blue bevvie. Chock full of coconut and lemon flavors, it's hands down the most refreshing drink that's crossed my lips this summer. Coconut water adds a hydrating twist and just the right touch of sweetness without loads of added sugar.
Sip on! Snag more recipes on The Wild Blueberry Blog HERE.
This post was sponsored by The Wild Blueberry Association. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Hummusapien possible!
I remember the last time I made this. It's a disaster. I hope I'll make it right this time. Thanks for the recipe.
Kelly @ Eat the Gains says
Congrats on the trip!! So many blueberries to the face recently, they are too good.
Alita Alexander says
I'd love to try this! Both favorites of mine too! Thanks!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
CAN NOT WAIT to make this. I love lemonade, one of my favorite summer treats! Add in fresh blueberries and I'm in heaven!
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Hello Violet Beugarde.
OH HAIIIII. Bai.
Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run says
such fun straws!
Thanks girl! Love me a good straw.
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
Yum! I LOVE blueberries and seriously need to get them into my life more often. Plus, who can say no to lemonade??
Lemonade is never a bad choice. Especially when bloobs are involved!
Bloooooobies, I love it! I bet you were just the most darling kid ever. So thrilled for you that you get to hand with the blooby assosh in Maine next month! I've never been to Maine, so I hope you'll show us pictures?!
This sparkle blooby lemonade looks marvelous, m'dear! So refreshing!
Pshhhh I guess I was kinda cute...just kinda. I have never been to Maine either, so expect oodles of bloobalish pictures to come!! Come in my suitcase?!
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables says
I'm with you on blueberry loving! And wild blueberries seriously are better! I usually buy those when I can find them! (I also love their stir-ability in my yogurt, haha.)
Right?! I always see them at Trader Joe's 🙂
Lately, I cannot get enough blueberries! While my love for watermelon will always take the number one spot, blueberries are considered low-FODMAP while watermelon isn't. Thus blueberries are stealing the show. I love sparkling anything, so I will have to give this a try.
Ohhh interesting point! Good to know.
Rachel @ athletic avocado says
my mom just bought 30 pounds of blueberries plus a case of seltzer, Im all set to make this 🙂
Holy moly! I would be in blueberry heaven!!