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The best blueberry smoothie

best blueberry smoothieDid you know Australian farmers grow 6, 000 tonnes* of blueberries each year? That’s a lot of love for this tiny tasty berry! It’s  shame we still buy so many berries from overseas. Perhaps things will change due to the recent Hepatitis A drama?

One of my favourite ways to enjoy berries is in smoothies. This is because you can use frozen berries (tip – buy up when they are in season). Using frozen berries has a double function of having some to use at all times of year and acting as ‘ice’ (to keep make the smoothie nice and cold).  

Anyways, I wanted to share the best blueberry smoothie recipe created by the lovely Baden (also known as Mr SOL). Continue reading

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The nutritional benefits of blueberries

nutritional benefits of blueberriesOur SOL food of the month is Blueberries.

If you live in Australia, perhaps you have been steering clear of berries since the Hepatitis A scare??

Well, I think food safety scares like this are a huge reminder to know where our food comes from and choose local wherever possible.

Blueberries are available locally to us and one way of having them year round is buying a few up when they are in season and freezing them.

Most people know blueberries (like all fruit) are healthy but why? Continue reading

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Summer Blueberry Delights

nutritional benefits of blueberries
The warmer months in Byron Bay bring the excitement of fresh blueberries becoming available at the local farmers market.

Rather than buying by the punnet, many of us buy the juicy blue treats by the bucket!

Apart from being a little taste sensation, blueberries (like many fruit) are packed full of nutrition goodness.

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