It’s National Blueberry Day! Blueberries are a wonderful naturally sweet treat that have been associated with a number of health benefits.

Blueberries are high in fiber, vitamin K, C and manganese. You can read all of the research on how blueberries positively affect your health HERE.

If you live in the area, head on over to Dr. Young’s Pond Berry Farm to pick your own delicious berries through August. They may even have some already picked for you! Just give them a call or check the website to see if they’re open.

What better way to beat the summer heat than with a nice, refreshing glass of Blueberry Agua Fresca, like this recipe from Diethood.

What are your favorite blueberry recipes?

Blueberry Agua Fresca
Delicious, healthy and sweet fruit water made with blueberries, lemon juice, and honey.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Ingredients
2 cups water
1 pint blueberries , rinsed
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
mint leaves , for garnish
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Instructions
Combine water and blueberries in a blender; blend until smooth.
Fill two glasses with ice.
Set a strainer over glasses and slowly pour the blueberry mixture into the strainer.
Stir in lemon juice and honey.
Taste for sweetness; adjust accordingly.
Garnish with mint leaves.
Serve.
Recipe Notes
RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD