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Irma Jennings - INHC - Holistic Bone Coach

Wild Blueberry Vinaigrette

I love wild blueberries. Born in the cold barrens of Maine, wild blueberries must protect themselves from the forces of nature to survive, causing them to develop a higher anthocyanin content than ordinary blueberries. Wild blueberries are rich in polyphenols, which may help prevent osteoporosis and protect bones. Polyphenols are bioactive compounds that help regulate cell-signaling pathways that cause inflammation and oxidative stress, which can affect bone loss and formation. 
Studies listed in notes section.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Salad, salad dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 204 kcal


  • 1 blender or food processor
  • 1 glass jar for storage


  • 1 cup blueberries frozen wild blueberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp  honey or maple syrup
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper


  • In a blender or a food processor combine blueberries, balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon, olive oil and blend until combined and creamy (about 45 seconds).
  • Taste and add salt and pepper to desired taste and stir or pulse until mixed.
  • Serve over your favorite salad or greens.


The nutritional information is automatically calculated and can vary based on ingredients and products used.
Try this dressing on your favorite salad or greens. I just tried using this vinaigrette on sliced cucumbers and fresh blueberries (or thawed wild blueberries) with some fresh mint. What a great summertime treat.
  1. Domazetovic et al., Blueberry juice protects osteocytes and bone precursor cells against oxidative stress partly through SIRT1. FEBS Open Bio. 2019 Jun;9(6):1082-1096.
  2. Domazetovic et al., Blueberry Juice Antioxidants Protect Osteogenic Activity against Oxidative Stress and Improve Long-Term Activation of the Mineralization Process in Human Osteoblast-Like SaOS-2 Cells: Involvement of SIRT1. Antioxidants (Basel). 2020 Feb 1;9(2):125


oxalates: 4mgCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 0.3gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gSodium: 10mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin E: 3mgVitamin K: 16µgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.3mgMagnesium: 3mgPhosphorus: 5mgSelenium: 0.1µgZinc: 0.1mg
Keyword salad, salad dressing, vinaigrette, Wild Blueberries
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