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Frozen Berries: The Sweetness of Summer in Winter

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Oregon summer blueberry smoothie

Oregon summer blueberry smoothie

There’s nothing better than fresh summer berries in the dead of winter. How I wish I had frozen more than just of pint of sweet Oregon blueberries. But they made for two tasty blueberry-kiwi breakfast smoothies, made with Nancy’s plain yogurt kefir (on-sale) from here in Eugene, sweetened with agave nectar and enhanced with ground flax seeds. Did you have the foresight to freeze berries this summer?

Check out the “A Burst of Berry This Winter” article in this issue of Edible Portland. Apparently some 95 percent of Oregon berries are grown for the nationwide frozen food market, so pick some up at a grocery store near you:) And frozen berries pack the same antioxident punch as fresh ones do. And berries, primarily blackberries, raspberries and strawberries (yet to a lesser degree blueberries) are among “the most potent cancer-fighting fruits.”

Written by baltimoregon

February 5, 2009 at 12:37 am

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  1. One thing I have learned to freeze is cranberries. You simply cannot get them at any time of the year in New York beside around Thanksgiving. As I often make a turkey at other times of the year, I like to serve fresh cranberry sauce with it… or I get a craving for cranberry muffins….


    February 5, 2009 at 3:06 pm

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