Blog Prompt – Today is Watermelon Day. Do you have a favorite fruit you enjoy to eat?
There isn’t much fruit I don’t care for. Except, cantaloupe!! The smell of that melon just makes me ill. I don’t know what it is about it, but I can’t stand to be around it and here in Florida, they are every where in the stores and at the market. I just have to cover my nose and walk by very quickly.
I love fruit smoothies too. So nice on a warm summer day and I guess Blueberries would be my favorite fruit.Â I love those on my cereal and they are so good for you.Â Especially for us older gals.
Blueberries are rich in Vitamins A, C, E and beta-carotene as well as rich in the minerals potassium, manganese, magnesium. They are very high in fiber and low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. But this is just the tip of the nutritional iceberg, for recent studies tell us that of all fresh fruits and vegetables, blueberries provide the most health-protecting antioxidants, those valuable elements which prevent cancer-causing cell damage and may limit the changes wrought by age related diseases.
I missed the season this year to go and pick my own because of all the rains we received and the crop was ruined in the area. I hope next year I can get some in my freezer.
I thought I would share a quick little dessert made with blueberries.
6 cups fresh blueberries, washed
1/4 cup instant tapioca
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350Â°. Combine the blueberries, tapioca and lemon juice in a large casserole dish. Mix well and lte stand for at least 15 minutes. In a separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Smooth the mixture over top of the berries, covering completely. Bake at 350Â° for 45 minutes.
Everyone enjoy your fruits today,