Healthy eating is not about deprivation. It’s about replacing foods that make you sick with foods that taste great and are good for you.
This blueberry sauce is here to replace high glycemic jams and fruit preserves that are full of artificial colors and flavors. Add it to oatmeal or pancakes in the morning, to unsweetened plain yogurt or cottage cheese for a snack, or make it into a refreshing drink – just add some soda water and ice.
Blueberries are at the top of the list of antioxidant-rich foods. They are full of beneficial phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals. Wild blueberries are smaller and have more skin than flesh. However, both the wild and the cultivated variety contain powerful nutrients. If you can’t find fresh blueberries, buy frozen ones – they are just as good for you.
Cinnamon is a wonderfully nutritious spice. It has been found to double insulin’s ability to metabolize blood sugar and, therefore, is very beneficial for anybody who wants to balance their blood sugar.
Coconut sugar is a sugar produced from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm. It has a low glycemic index of 35 and is rich in minerals. Coconut sugar has a very mild and pleasant taste with a hint of caramel flavor.
- 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup water
- In a small pan, mix the coconut sugar and water. Add the cinnamon stick and bring the mixture to a boil. Turn off the heat, cover and let it steep for about 30 minutes.
- Discard the cinnamon stick. Add the blueberries and warm up the mixture over medium heat stirring occasionally until the blueberries are warm. Do not boil.