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!