5 Heart-Healthy Blueberry Recipes


Make your heart and taste buds happy with these 5 Heart-Check certified blueberry recipes. They’re nutritious, delicious and sure to be a hit at snack time or mealtime – during American Heart Month in February and throughout the year.

A boost of blue is a heart-smart choice in more ways than one! Blueberries:

  1. Have been Heart-Check certified by the American Heart Association
  2. Contain just 80 calories per serving (a handful or a cup)
  3. Are a good source of fiber, which helps support heart health and digestive health
  4. Contribute essential nutrients including vitamin C, vitamin K, manganese and phytonutrients called polyphenols
  5. Contain anthocyanins, which are plant compounds that give blueberries their blue color

That’s why blueberries – fresh or frozen – make such a simple, stress-free, everyday treat. They fit right into health-conscious meals and snacks. Maintaining an overall healthy dietary pattern and lifestyle are the keys to preventing and managing heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.1 And, a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that blueberries can support cardiovascular health. You can feel good about grabbing a boost daily – with the recipes below and ideas from the Blueberries and Heart Health Tip Sheet.

1) Breakfast: 5-Ingredient Blueberry Protein Muffins

5 Ingredient Blueberry Protein Muffins
Want to sneak more protein in your diet? We’ve got the most yummy solution. These 5 Ingredient Blueberry Protein Muffins combine fresh, sweet-tart blueberries with the warm flavors of almond butter and vanilla Greek yogurt. You’ll love that they’re oh-so-easy to make – and take on the go.

2) Lunch: Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps
Liven up that lunch bag. You’ll be so happy when you bite into blueberry almond chicken salad lettuce wraps. Crispy, flavorful goodness. But, don’t worry. You’re still eating smart. These blueberry almond chicken salad lettuce wraps are yogurt based, so they’re healthy – and an excellent source of vitamin A. Crunch away!

3) Snack: Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Rice Cakes

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Rice Cakes
Need a light, lively snack to brighten up your day? Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Rice Cakes are both sensible and infinitely snackable, giving you a break from the mid-day blahs. Blueberries and lemon pair beautifully with creamy ricotta cheese and a hint of basil for a sweet and zesty treat.

4) Dinner: Blueberry Peach Orzo Salad

Blueberry Peach Orzo Salad
Get ready – this crowd-pleasing blueberry peach orzo salad is about to become your signature dish. Perfect for potlucks, picnics and parties of all stripes. Last-minute plans? No stress. Just toss a blueberry peach orzo salad together and let the compliments roll in.

5) Anytime: Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie

Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie
For a creamy, comforting treat, you’ll love this Blueberry Turmeric Smoothie. The starring flavors come from fresh ginger and turmeric, but bananas and blueberries bring the sweetness (and just a pop of tart). With almond milk as the base, this smoothie is perfect for anyone looking for dairy-free options to start their day – or refuel with a sippable snack.

With these heart-healthy blueberry recipes, you’ve got 5 new staples to add to your rotation of meal and snack ideas. But, the fun doesn’t stop there! You’ll find all kinds of inspiration on our Recipes page, and each recipe has a Nutrition Facts drop-down included for reference. If you’re looking for more fruit and vegetable-forward ideas, check out our Smoothies and Salads sections as a start!

You can feel good about grabbing a heart-healthy boost of blue, in February and in every month. Keep visiting this site for more blueberry health information, recipes, ideas and hacks! And, don’t be shy about your own blueberry creations – please do share by tagging your social media posts and pics with #boostofblue and @blueberries (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) or @blueberrycouncil (TikTok).

1. The American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations. (2021, November 1). Retrieved from https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living/healthyeating/eat-smart/nutrition-basics/aha-diet-and-lifestyle-recommendation