Blueberries…yum! Blueberry pancakes…yum, yum, yum! When my daughter wanted to make me a Mother’s Day breakfast she chose blueberry pancakes Everyone knows I love blueberries. Really, what’s not to love? They are little round balls of sweet deliciousness and loaded with great antioxidants.
Blueberries are full of antioxidants in the form of flavonoids. The flavonoid anthocyanin (found in blueberries) is a pigment that gives many foods their shades of blue, purple, and red. They function as anti-inflammatory compounds in our body. A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, showed that out of 100 different foods tested blueberries had some of the highest levels of antioxidants.
Eating blueberries gives our bodies many benefits….
- Studies have show that blueberries contain a bacteria-blocking substance that helps guard against urinary tract infection
- Nutrients in blueberries have anti-inflammatory effects that reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers
- There is evidence that damage to muscles following strenuous exercise can be reduced by eating blueberries
- Blueberries have been shown to protect us against oxidative stress in the brain and may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease
What’s an Antioxidant
Antioxidants are the super-heroes of the body. Free radicals (harmful molecules of oxygen) circulate in the body, antioxidants allow the free radicals to bond to them, this then neutralizes the free radical. Free radicals can destroy body cells and as we age we have more free radicals, so it is important to have a diet rich in antioxidants.
Potassium 114 mg
Vitamin C 14 mg
Vitamin A 80 IU
Vitamin K 29 µg
These delicious pancakes are studded with warm blueberries! These pancakes are quick and easy to make any day of the week.
I love pancakes but I also want them to keep me full. I add Greek yogurt for protein to give these pancakes some great staying power You will love these Fresh Blueberry Pancakes they are light, fluffy, and busting with fresh blueberry flavor.
My Strawberry and Cream Cheesecake Pancakes are another way to get some extra protein in your pancakes…