The 6 Best Vegetables To Go With Blueberries

As a Certified Health Coach many people ask me about vegetables and blueberries. Let’s take a close look at what vegetable goes with blueberries.

Vegetables that goes with blueberries include asparagus, broccoli, kale, spinach, carrot and pumpkin. These vegetables and blueberries can be used to make salads, smoothies, muffins and cakes. 

This article will inform you whether or not it’s best to use them in a salad, muffins, cakes, smoothies or a combination. In addition, a perfect pie with blueberries right at the end. Therefore, keep reading, and you won’t be disappointed.

The 6 Best Vegetables That Are Great With Blueberries

The three main ways of preparing blueberries with vegetables are as follows:

  • Baking
  • Salads
  • Smoothies

When we’re talking about a salad, it’s salads where a specific vegetable is the focal point of the salad.

Therefore, the following is the 6 best vegetables to go with blueberries.

Vegetable and blueberries in a bowl.
Vegetables and blueberries in a bowl

1. Asparagus

Asparagus salad can be one of the nicest salads you ever have. It is especially great when you add a little bit of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. However, adding in a handful of blueberries can completely change the dynamic of these flavors.

When it comes to dressing, you want to go with something light but flavorful. Squeezing a little bit of lemon juice is the best way to dress up this type of salad.

When it comes to nutrients, asparagus will not disappoint. They are particularly high in vitamin A, vitamin K, Folate, Iron and fiber1.

Unfortunately, asparagus goes bad pretty fast. I wrote a whole blog post on storing asparagus which you can check out right here, This Is How Long You Can Keep Fresh Asparagus.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli is a diverse vegetable you can use in a wide range of different styles of cooking. You can boil, roast, fry, bake or steam them and use in Asian style cooking.

However, when you want to add blueberries with broccoli, the best way is to do it in a broccoli salad. The best thing to add to a broccoli salad is your normal garden greens. Depending on your taste, green beans are another great addition.

If you want to mix up the flavors, consider adding a handful of blueberries to your broccoli salad.

Typically, a great dressing for this type of salad is a homemade blue cheese salad dressing. However, to make a healthier salad, I prefer balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil with some blue cheese sprinkled in.

Broccoli contains a whopping 135% of the daily recommenced amount of vitamin C. In addition, it has a high percentage of vitamin K and folate2.

3. Kale

Kale, this vegetable has become a phenomenon over the last decade. It’s known as one of the healthiest foods you can eat. It’s served in most high-end restaurants and ones that cater to vegans and vegetarians.

Kale has become so popular you can buy kale chips/crisps. Many people are using it instead of spinach.

Kale can make for a great salad when used as a key ingredient. When making a kale salad, the best way is with a little bit of feta cheese and some baby tomatoes cut in half. Finally, add a little bit of lemon drizzle over it.

When you add blueberries to a kale salad, you’re making a health powerhouse of a salad. With all the cleansing and antioxidant properties of both, this salad is highly beneficial. A kale salad with blueberries is something I recommend for everyone who is health-conscious.

Another way to enjoy kale and blueberries together is in a smoothie. I typically mix green kale juice, frozen blueberries and strawberries into a high-speed blender. 

If you’re looking to consume extra vitamin A, vitamin C or vitamin K look no further than kale3. One cup of kale contains the following:

  • Vitamin A – 206% of the RDV (recommended daily value)
  • Vitamin C – 134% of the RDV
  • Vitamin K – 684% of the RDV

Many people ask how much kale they should eat. Find out in my article, This is How Much Kale You Should Eat Per Day.

4. Spinach

Spinach is very similar to kale in the ways it gets used. Spinach offers most of the same benefits as kale in terms of health properties. Finally, Spinach is usually boiled and added to dishes that have some form of pita bread.

A popular way to use spinach as a key ingredient is in salads. One thing that you want to avoid when making a spinach salad is using many regular garden greens. In addition, as with kale, try adding a little bit of feta cheese.

A spinach salad should be simple as that’s the traditional way of making it. Consider using ingredients like cucumbers, tomato and lemon. Another great thing to do is to add a little bit of whole-wheat couscous. Don’t add much, just enough to give the salad a little bit of substance.

Drizzle a little bit of lemon juice and top it off with some blueberries4. Much like with the kale salad, you create a powerhouse of a healthy salad.

In addition, spinach goes with blueberries into a smoothie. I use green spinach juice and frozen blueberries along with many other healthy items, like ground flaxseed and wheat germ. 

Spinach contains a high percentage of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate5. 

5. Carrot 

A bag of blueberries and carrots.
Getting ready to make my smoothie at home with blueberries

Carrot is another diverse vegetable which can be used in salads, as a standalone vegetable and in baking. Typically, most people don’t use blueberries with carrots in a salad. However, here’s how to use both to create other beautiful flavored dishes.

When baking a carrot cake or carrot muffin, one of the best things you can do is to slice a few blueberries into your cake and muffin mixtures6.

Most coffee shops that sell deserts, offer carrot cakes and muffins. In addition, they sell blueberry muffins. Therefore, it’s strange finding a cake or muffin with both blueberries and carrots. You might have to do this one at home which shouldn’t be a problem because baking can be really fun. In addition, you can use healthier ingredients.

Another way to combine them is in a smoothie. I often make an all day smoothie on days I don’t have time to stop and eat. I combine the following ingredients:

  • Carrot juice
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Organic greek yogurt
  • Kiwi
  • Tofu
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Wheat germ
  • Small banana
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Green vegetable juice
  • Organic plant based protein powder

This smoothie is a nutritional powerhouse and isn’t lacking in any category. 

Carrots have a ton of vitamin A. In addition, it has a good amount of vitamin C, potassium and fiber7. All three are beneficial for health and blood pressure.

6. Pumpkin

Blueberries and pumpkins may sound a little weird. Not really when you use them to bake with. Every body has heard of pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, bread, muffins and cupcakes. You could use blueberries in all of those dishes but there are three which stand out for me.

When you add blueberries to pumpkin bread, cake or muffin, you can honestly transform these dishes. You’ll end up with a robust set of flavors and textures.

Just like its orange cousin, the carrot, pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A. In addition, it has vitamin C and potassium8.

If you have any questions to ask me about this article don’t hesitate to comment below or email us. You can find an email on our contact page.

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  4. Fruits & Veggies: Top 10 ways to Enjoy Blueberries []
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  6. U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council: Breakfast & Bread Recipes []
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  8. NutritionData: Pumpkins []

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