July is National Blueberry Month and I’m celebrating the smurfish fruit with cool, summer time treats featuring Bai’s Brasilia Blueberry antioxidant drink!
If you haven’t heard of, or tried Bai’s drinks, you’re missing out!  I became a huge fan of these drinks last year due to their low sugar/calorie content, yummy taste and healthy ingredients with mild caffeine for energy from coffeefruit and white tea extract.
Bai drinks (which also has carbonated drinks) are a great alternative to bad for you sodas and fruit juices with excess sugar, and can now be found in almost any grocery store.
With only 1 gram of sugar and 5 calories a bottle and truly packed with delicious flavor, Bai makes a great treat on its own or in smoothies, sangrias, punches or popsicle recipes!  Check out some awesome recipes below to try out for National Blueberry Month, or any time you want!

The Blueberry Pie

bai1Ingredients:
8 oz of Brasilia Blueberry Bai
1/2 Cup of Oats
2 Frozen Bananas
2 Cups Frozen Blueberries
1 Cup of Nondairy Vanilla Yogurt
Optional: Scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I prefer Vega brand)
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until ingredients are smooth, adjusting amount of Bai to control thickness.  Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy with either a straw or spoon depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

The Peanut Butter Jelly Timebai2

Ingredients:
6oz of Brasilia Blueberry Bai
1 Cup of Fresh Strawberries
1/4 Cup of Oats
1 Frozen Banana
1 tbsp of Natural Peanut butter
Directions:
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until ingredients are smooth, adjusting amount of Bai to control thickness.  For added nutrients: add a scoop of açaí powder.  Pour into a glass or bowl and enjoy with either a straw or spoon depending on how thick you like your smoothies.

Blueberry Lemonade Popsiclebai3

Ingredients:
Brasilia Blueberry Bai
Blueberries
Fresh Lemon Juice
Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar or Stevia (Optional, I think these are sweet enough)
Water
Pure Sea Salt
Directions:
Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher.  Pour in popsicle molds.  Let freeze for 3-4 hours.

Very Berry Iced Tea SangriaBerry-licious-Iced-Tea-Sangria-Culinary-Hill-4

Ingredients:
7 cups of Unsweetened Black Iced Tea (I used Teavana or Tazo, but Lipton works just as well)
1 (750 mL) bottle Red Moscato or other sweet red wine, chilled
1 18oz bottle of Bai Brasilia Blueberry
2 lbs. of Mixed Berries (sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
Directions:
In a large pitcher, combine tea, wine, and Bai. Chill for at least 4 hours to blend flavors.  To serve, add fruit to pitcher or divide among glasses. Pour sangria over the fruit.

What are some of your favorite ways to eat blueberries?  Share with me by commenting below or tagging me on Instagram: @AuthorSandyLo!  I will repost 🙂

*I have NOT received compensation of any kind to write this post.  I am truly a fan of all brands mentioned, and especially of Bai.  They supplied the first 3 recipes and I have tweaked them to meet my recipe requirements (vegan).  The Sangria recipe is one I have adapted from culinaryhill.com and I had prepared it for a party with Bai Brasilia Blueberry a few months ago – so delicious and there wasn’t any left within a couple of hours!

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Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.

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