This post is in collaboration with Bilberry.ae.
You guys know that I love all things berry, so you can imagine how excited I am to team up with Berryfect to showcase their bilberry powder! You read that right: bilberry. That’s not a typo while attempting to type “blueberry”, but a closely related berry with a similar appearance. However, bilberries are much juicier, packed with more flavor, and higher in vitamin content. Unlike the blueberry, the interior of a bilberry is completely blue.
At Berryfect, they’ve taken these tasty Finish berries and transformed them into a berry powder. Of course, nothing beats a fresh bilberry, but the powder allows you enjoy the taste and benefits of bilberries on the go. Next time I travel, I’ll be tucking a few single serving bilberry packets into my purse. It’ll be a fun, healthy way to spruce up some sad airport food. Bilberry is the star berry over at Berryfect, but their full collection features other berries as well. You can order Berryfect berry powders online.
So, what can you do with bilberry powder? Obviously, it can be sprinkled over anything from oatmeal and yogurt, to soy milk and pancakes. You can even add it to baked goods like muffins and cake. To show off the vibrant flavor and color of bilberry, here are three easy recipes!
Bilberry Smoothie Bowl
Smoothie bowls are all the rage these days on Instagram, so naturally, I had to make a bilberry bowl. This recipe uses my go to apple, banana, soy milk smoothie base, and the bilberry powder add a beautiful color to it. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even use the powder to do some detailed sand art on your smoothie bowl!
2 frozen bananas
1 apple, chopped
1 cup soy milk
3 packets of Berryfect bilberry powder
Combine the bananas, apple, and soy milk in a blender and blend until smooth. (If you don’t have frozen bananas, you can use regular bananas and add some ice or frozen berries to achieve the desired consistency.) Add 2 packets of bilberry powder and blend until incorporated.
Transfer the blended mixture to a serving bowl. Decorate with the remaining packet of bilberry powder and other toppings. I used coconut flakes, chia seeds, and agave syrup for my bowl.
With all the snow we’ve gotten in Portland lately (which is not normal, by the way), I’ve been daydreaming of summer days. Summer is a ways to go, but this bilberry lemonade will tide me over until warmer weather arrives! Make it a boozy lemonade with a splash or two of vodka. ;)
Your favorite lemonade recipe
Fresh mint leaves (2 sprigs for every 3 cups of lemonade)
Berryfect bilberry powder (1 packet for every 3 cups of lemonade)
Berries, for garnish
In a pitcher, muddle the mint leaves until they begin to tear. You can use a little sugar to help with this process. Mix up a batch of lemonade in the pitcher. (Tip: make it bubbly with sparkling water or lemon lime soda!) Whisk in the bilberry powder. Taste and adjust to your liking. Serve in glasses and garnish with berries.
Bilberry Chia Pudding Parfait
I make chia seed pudding regularly, but I’ve only made vanilla pudding until now. A couple packets of bilberry powder give this pudding its pretty color, and when you layer it with cereal and cashew whip, you’ve got a Insta-worthy parfait! This recipe makes two small parfaits or one big way to share with a friend.
1/3 cup chia seeds
1 cup soy milk
1 tsp vanilla extract (for pudding)
2 packets Berryfect bilberry powder
1-1/4 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp vanilla (for cashew whip)
Pinch of salt
3 tbsp sugar
Cereal (I used an accidentally vegan chocolate cereal)
Chia Seed Pudding
Whisk together the chia seeds, soy milk, vanilla, and bilberry powder. Let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours, ideally overnight, until a pudding has formed.
Soak the cashews overnight. Drain and rinse well. Combine cashews, water, vanilla, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth. You may need to add more water to achieve the desired consistency. Add sugar and blend for 20 more seconds. Store in fridge for until completely chilled.
To Assemble the Parfait:
In a mason jar or narrow glass, layer the chia seed pudding, cereal, and cashew whip. Repeat this process so you have two of each layer. The final layer should bring you to the top of the jar/glass. Add toppings, if desired.
Note: This post is in collaboration with Bilberry.ae, and I received complimentary samples of their products. This was not in exchange for a positive review and all opinions expressed here are my own.