LifeWise Kitchen: Healthy Blueberry Syrup

Welcome to LifeWise Kitchen! We’ve teamed up with Nourish NorthwestBastyr University and Guckenheimer to provide you with healthy and delicious recipes all year long. Check out our latest post in the LifeWise Kitchen series below, a summer recipe from Nourish Northwest.

Most of us love drizzling sweet maple syrup on our morning pancakes or dumping a spoonful of sugar on our breakfast cereal. However, what we don’t love is that sugar is about as unhealthy for you as it is delicious. As a healthy alternative, try our recipe for healthy blueberry syrup, a delicious topping for pancakes and waffles, as well as a healthier breakfast alternatives like yogurt and granola.

Make a batch for Sunday brunch and surprise your guests with a healthy twist that’s inspired by the fruit of summer.


Healthy Blueberry Syrup

(Makes about 1 cup)






  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thick, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve warm.


Nourish NorthwestNourish Northwest is a nutrition and fitness studio in SE Portland, owned and operated by two Registered Dietitians. Nourish Northwest offers individual nutrition counseling, group workshops, a variety of fitness classes, and weekly cooking classes. Their inviting space and small group setting provide the benefits of small group personal training and hands-on nutrition education.  


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