Blueberry Juice

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The bright and flavorful Blueberry Juice is deliciously refreshing and full of nutrients. With just 4 basic ingredients, you’re able to prepare a wonderful juice in an easy-peasy way. Besides the fresh blueberries, you will definitely have the rest of the ingredients in your home at all times. You can consider this Blueberry Juice recipe as a fool proof one that’s simply going to be a shining star for your health!

blueberry juice served in glasses.

About Blueberry Juice

Summer is the season when fresh, ripe and juicy blueberries are found in abundance. In India too. So, I love to make this sweet and slightly tart Blueberry Juice with these special summer berries.

Not only is a glass of homemade Blueberry Juice tasty, but each sip is packed with many nutrients that are beneficial for our health. Blueberries are also low in calories and carbs.

I’ve kept this recipe simple and fuss-free, to let the flavor of the blueberries shine throughout. All you got to do is dunk the fresh berries with water, lemon juice and some sweetener of your choice in the blender jar and give it a blitz till smooth.

As the blending almost happens in a jiffy, you can really sip on the goodness of the refreshing and terrifically tasty Blueberry Juice right away. It’s great as a quick breakfast, afternoon snack or a light dessert.

Once you prepare this juice recipe, do not forget to try my other yum berrylicious recipes like Blueberry Smoothie and Blueberry Muffins.

Blueberry Benefits

Blueberries fall under the category of ‘superfoods,’ which is not a new thing anymore. The health benefits of these gorgeous little berries are many and you must include it in your diet, one or the other way.

Blueberries are a storehouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. These are also made of about 85% water, are low on carbohydrates and calories too.  

These are some more reasons why you should consider consuming blueberries regularly:

  1. Blueberries are one of those fruits with the highest level of antioxidants called ‘flavonoids.’ Thus, act as a shield against the free radicals responsible for damaging cells in the body.
  2. The antioxidants also protect the body from aging and diseases like cancer.
  3. Pop in some blueberries if you want to improve your memory and brain functions as well as delay mental decline.
  4. This fruit is believed to reduce the risk of heart diseases and heart attacks by managing the cholesterol levels.
  5. Blueberry Juice and smoothie especially is super beneficial as it improves the insulin sensitivity. Thus, lowering the chances of diabetes.
  6. People with high blood pressure must consume blueberries as these may help to lower it. It also works great for postmenopausal women.
  7. This berry is believed to prevent the growth of bacteria on the wall of your bladder. Hence, aid in preventing Urinary Tract Infections, especially in women.
  8. Consume blueberries to help fight muscle fatigue and soreness, common problems that occur due to heavy exercising.

This Blueberry Juice is one of the best ways to incorporate this nutritious berry in your diet. To make it healthier, you may skip using the sugar completely or use other alternative like jaggery, palm jaggery or coconut sugar.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Blueberry Juice

1. First, rinse 1 cup fresh blueberries a couple of times in water. To get rid of pesticides, soak the blueberries in water mixed with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and ½ teaspoon baking soda.

You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse again with fresh water twice and drain all the water.

fresh blueberries for making blueberry juice

2. Next, add the blueberries to a blender jar. You’ll need a high-quality blender to thoroughly pulverize the blueberries into a smooth juice.

fresh blueberries in the blender jar for making blueberry juice

3. Now, add 1 to 2 tablespoons raw sugar or your preferred sweetener. Adding sugar is optional and can be skipped if the blueberries are overly sweet. Be sure to taste the berries before deciding to add more sweetener.

adding raw sugar to the blueberries in the blander jar

4. Add 1 cup water. You can use water at room temperature or cold water. You can also consider adding a few ice cubes.

adding water in the blender jar

5. Then, add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.

adding lemon juice in the blender jar

6. Blend the ingredients until the juice is super smooth.

blending the ingredients until a smooth juice is achieved

7. Pour in glasses and serve the Blueberry Juice immediately. Blueberry Juice tastes best as soon as it is made. Do not let it rest, as after some minutes it may thicken and the taste changes as well.

blueberry juice in a glass.

FAQs

What other sweeteners can I use in place of cane sugar?

You can use maple syrup, coconut sugar, stevia or honey to sweeten. However, if your blueberries are ripe and juicy, you may possibly skip adding any sweetener.

Can this Blueberry Juice recipe be made ahead?

For the best taste, I recommend enjoying the juice right away. For a chilled juice, use frozen or chilled blueberries and ice-cold water or ice cubes.

What extra add-ins can I include in this recipe?

You are free to add any kind of fruit to create a juice blend you love. For instance, you can use fresh hulled strawberries, pineapple chunks, peeled peach slices, cranberries, etc. However, remember that using banana will make this juice a thicker, smoothie-like beverage.

Can this recipe be halved or doubled?

Yes. Reduce ingredients in the recipe card by half to make a Blueberry Juice for one or double/triple the recipe to make 4 to 6 servings.

Reference Link:
https://www.healthline.com/

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blueberry juice in a glass.

Blueberry Juice

The bright and flavorful Blueberry Juice is deliciously refreshing, full of nutrients and made with just 4 basic ingredients.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Cuisine American, World
Course Beverages
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan
Difficulty Level Easy
Servings 2
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons raw sugar – optional

Instructions
 

  • Rinse fresh blueberries a couple of times in water. To get rid of pesticides, soak the blueberries in water in which 1 tablespoon of vinegar and ½ teaspoon baking soda is added. You can use white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Soak for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Later, rinse again in water twice. Drain all of the water. Add the blueberries in a blender jar.
  • Add raw sugar. Adding sugar is optional and can be skipped if the blueberries are very sweet. Alternatively, you can add any other sweetener of your choice like maple syrup, palm jaggery or coconut sugar.
  • Add water. You can use water at room temperature or cold water.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Blend till super smooth.
  • Pour in glasses and serve Blueberry Juice immediately.

Notes

  • Blueberry juice can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. 
  • For a cold juice, add cold water or a few ice cubes while blending. 
  • Drink the juice straightaway as soon as you make it. On resting the flavor and the consistency changes.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Blueberry Juice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 66mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 14µg13%
Calcium 9mg1%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 6µg2%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 6mg2%
Phosphorus 10mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This blueberry juice recipe post from the archives first published in March 2018 has been republished and updated on 14 May, 2022.

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  1. I had little blueberries so small no one at my house wanted to eat them. Made delicious juice. Love this simple recipe!5 stars