Blueberry Compote

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This is a super simple blueberry compote recipe (taken from Epicurious) that is ready in 15 mins with minimal preparation. Just throw the ingredients in a pan and stir occasionally. Perfect for drizzling over pancakes!


Makes about 1 1/2 cups


5 min


15 min


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 (3- by 1/2-inch) strips fresh lemon zest
  • 2 cups blueberries (10 oz)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


Boil water, sugar, and zest in a 1-quart heavy saucepan, uncovered, 5 minutes. Discard zest. Stir in blueberries and simmer, stirring occasionally, until blueberries begin to burst, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie

Healthy Strawberry Smoothie

This flavor bursting, sugar-free, creamy and vegan strawberry smoothie is ready in a few seconds and only needs two ingredients. Wait … 3 ingredients if you count the ice as an actual ingredient.

As for this super healthy strawberry smoothie, this sugar-free drink tastes sooo delicious. You can use unsweetened almond milk and very ripe and sweet strawberries to get a decent sweet tasting smoothie.  If you prefer your smoothie a little sweeter or if your strawberries are not exactly the sweetest, you can use sweetened almond milk (or any other milk) or add some agave syrup, honey or a banana.