Having muffins in my kitchen can be a dangerous! I can hardly walk in there and without hearing those little babies calling my name. Muffins are a great snack or quick grab-n-go breakfast food. I love all flavors of muffins, but blueberry is at the top of my list. These Blueberry Muffins are without a doubt the best blueberry muffins I have ever made! My Blueberry Swirl Yogurt Muffins are loaded with fresh blueberries and greek yogurt…
The phytonutrients in these berries function as antioxidants and as anti-inflammatory compounds. The antioxidants in blueberries work to defend the whole body from oxidative stress.
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.
Benefits of Eating Blueberries:
- 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
These Blueberry Swirl Yogurt Muffins are amazing! The are soft, tender and loaded with fresh blueberries. Adding the blueberry swirl to these muffins gives you blueberry taste in every bite along with the burst of fresh berries.
Fresh Blueberry Pancakes are a great way to start the day. These lovely little babies are filled with fresh blueberries and greek yogurt!
Using a fancy little dish always elevates a simple breakfast. My kids loving having anything in these dishes. A Morning Banana Split is a light and refreshing breakfast. Greek yogurt, fresh berries, banana and a sprinkling of granola will make your taste buds happy