I came across this recipe for a delicious blueberry smoothie, made with British Columbian highbush blueberries, and … well … I’m reminded what assuming does for you. As they say: it makes as ass of you and me! (Assume – ass-u-me.)

In other words, I’m about to show my ignorance. (Sad face!)

The article talked about ‘highbush’ blueberries, and I assumed, because these were grown in Canada … with it’s mountains … well … I assumed it related to the altitude at which they are grown. Wrong! It relates to the height to which the bush grows! Apparently there are ‘highbush’ and ‘lowbush’ varieties.

In my defence, not living in a blueberry-growing area, I’ve only ever seen blueberries in the supermarket. You know, a bit like the young city child who tells you that milk comes from bottles, from the grocery store, silly! And knows nothing about the cows behind it all.

Oh well, as my granny always said, “You live and learn.”  Lol!


Anyway, you’ll be glad to know, my ignorance in no way detracts from this tasty blueberry smoothie recipe I found at the British Columbia blueberry website.

The writer of the article reminds us that …

Thanks to their high antioxidant levels, blueberries are considered one of the leading “superfruits” by researchers in Canada and U.S. who keep finding more and more health benefits from this tasty little berry. A 125ml (1/2 cup) serving of blueberries is all it takes to make up one of the 7-10 daily servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by the Canadian Food Guide.


I’ve included a link at the end of the post to the article with it’s references to encouraging research into the health benefits of these little gems.


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