Sunday, May 29, 2011

Delicious Blueberry Sauce - Cookbook Challenge # 10

For this cookbook challenge we had to work with the colour blue. Blueberries instantly came to find as I had some in the freezer. 


Numerous scientific studies have sprouted about the nutritional benefits of eating blueberries including its high vitamin C and antioxidants.However, some of you may not be aware that a 2007 study in the International Journal of Cancer reported that compounds associated with the antioxidants in blueberries were also linked to the lowest rate of ovarian cancer in women. Another of these antioxidants is believed to reduce lung cancer in smokers, reduce anxiety, depression and inflammation. So go out and buy some today!


One of the best things about blueberries is that they can be frozen so easily and whilst their vitamin C is slightly reduced when frozen, the important antioxidants remain just as potent as they would if the blueberries were fresh.


I hope you enjoy making this super easy and delicious blueberry sauce. Its great for just about anything. Serve it spooned over a good quality vanilla bean icecream, with some creamy Greek yoghurt and muesli, or in a smoothie.


Enjoy xx


Super Easy Blueberry Sauce  
from The Australian Women's Weekly - 501 Low Fat Recipes






Ingredients
300g blueberries
1/4 cup (55g) caster sugar
2 tbs orange juice
1 tsp cornflour


Method
Cook blueberries, sugar and half of the orange juice in a small saucepan, stirring, until the mixture dissolves.


Stir in blended cornflour and remaining juice; cook, stirring, until mixture boils and thickens slightly.






Remove from heat; cool 10 minutes.



6 comments:

wholesomecook said...

Yum! This would be so lovely over spaghetti or bowtie pasta in summer. Like a summer fruit soup! Mmmm

muppy said...

I love blueberries! and have found some fantastic recipes in womens weekly cookbooks :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

This sauce would have so many delicious applications! :D

wendy @ Obesebaby said...

thats a easy and super verstile sauce... can use on sweet, snacks or breakfast

Barbara Bakes said...

Love how you used the sauce. Really highlights a healthy way to enjoy the sauce.

The Food Mentalist said...

Martyna, I didnt think of that but it would be nice!
Muppy, yes I think people forget how good they are.
NQN & Wendy, so true, can't wait to use it with more things.
Barbara, thanks, nice of you to stop by xx

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