Blueberries are my favorite berry. I have loved them since first picking them wild in Canada when I was age five or six—eating more than went into my little bucket, I can assure you!

chef cartoon 1Ingredients

  • 1 cup white grape juice or other natural fruit juice (no added sugar)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 8 to 12 ounces blueberries (fresh or frozen).
  • ½ tsp real vanilla flavoring or almond flavoring


Place juice in a saucepan and heat to boiling.

Dissolve 1 Tbsp cornstarch in the water and stir until smooth.

Gradually pour cornstarch-water mixture into the hot juice and stir until thickened. (reduce heat as soon as it begins to thicken).

When thickened, add blueberries and heat through.

Just before serving, add 1/2 tsp real vanilla flavoring or 1/2 tsp of almond flavoring


Pour over toasted waffles or sourdough toast spread with peanut butter and cut into small squares.

This recipe makes one generous serving or two smaller servings.

Note: According to Healthline, blueberries are low in fat and calories (a 3.5 oz or 100 gm serving is worth 57 calories). They have been called a superfood and generally are considered safe for individuals with a diagnosis of diabetes.