Do Blueberries and Ginger Go Together?

Blueberry smoothie with ginger and banana.

Blueberry – Ginger Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon softened unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (pure)
  • 1-1/4 cup blueberries, fresh
  • 2 big room-temperature eggs
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, coarsely grated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, granulated
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter (1/2 cup) melted and cooled
  • 9 ounces (2 cups) more unbleached all-purpose flour for the pan

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack in the third bottom position.
  • Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing basin. Whisk until everything is properly combined. Add the blueberries and stir to combine.
  • Combine the buttermilk, eggs, ginger, and vanilla in a medium mixing basin. Blend everything together until it’s smooth. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter to the pan. Gently fold with a silicone spatula until well combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the pan and smooth it out evenly.
  • Using a sifter, evenly distribute the sanding sugar over the batter.
  • Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, turning halfway through, until golden on top
  • Allow it cool for 30 minutes in the pan on a rack. Remove the pan from the bread and invert it, then flip it right side up to cool fully.

Blueberry Ginger Cocktail

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 inch chopped ginger
  • two teaspoons of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • Gin (3 oz.)
  • Water laced with soda
  • lime juice squeeze

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Instructions:

  • Cook blueberries, ginger, sugar, and water together until the volume is reduced to 2/3.
  • Cool to room temperature. Shake gin and 2 ounces syrup with ice in a cocktail shaker.
  • Pour over ice in a glass
  • Serve with fresh blueberries as a garnish.

Blueberry Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blueberries, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • A third of a cup of low-fat milk
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, plus a pinch more to taste
  • Extra blueberries as a garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • In a blender, combine the frozen blueberries, ginger, yogurt, milk, honey, vanilla extract, and 1/8 tsp. cinnamon.
  • Blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Taste the mixture and add up to 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon to taste, if desired.
  • Pour into two glasses of your choosing.
  • If desired, top with blueberries.

Ginger Nutritional Facts:

  • 8 calories
  • 07 grams (g) of carbohydrate
  • . 12 g of dietary fiber
  • . 11 g of protein
  • . 1 g of sugar
  • . 05 g fat

Blueberries Nutritional Facts:

  • Calories: 57
  • Carbs: 14.5 grams
  • Fat: 0.3 grams
  • Fiber: 2.4 grams
  • Protein: 0.7 grams
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Water: 84%

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