Blueberry Juice

Staff Writer
Blueberry Juice
The Sneaky Chef

If you can make orange and apple juice, why not make blueberry juice, too? This recipe for juice is good enough to drink on its own, and also makes a great addition to anything you're trying to make a bit healthier whether it's ice pops, pancakes, or even chocolate chip cookies. 

4
Servings
65
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
4 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 Cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar

Directions

Bring berries, water, and sugar to boil in a medium pot. Turn heat to low and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. Occasionally mash the blueberries with the back of a spoon to release their juices. Pour into a fine-mesh strainer over a container or bowl, pressing the blueberry "pulp" with the back of a spoon until all the liquid is released.

Store in refrigerator up to 3 days, or freeze ¼-cup portions in sealed plastic bags or small plastic containers. Makes 2 cups of Blueberry Juice. This recipe also yields about ¾ cup pulp leftover in the strainer. Save this pulp to add to Purple Purée.

Blueberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Blueberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
0.3g
0.5%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Protein
0.7g
1.4%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin C
9mg
15%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
9mg
1%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
6µg
1%
Iron
0.3mg
1.4%
Magnesium
7mg
2%
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
1.9%
Phosphorus
11mg
2%
Polyunsaturated
0.1g
N/A
Potassium
71mg
2%
Sodium
6mg
N/A
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1.1%

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