Blueberry Grilled Cheese
When it comes to nutrition, blueberries are a wonderful source of:
Dietary Fiber: helps you feel full more quickly and prevent constipation
Vitamin C: helps your body grow and promotes healing; great for the skin, bones, and connective tissue
Vitamin B6: helps regulate blood sugar and improve heart health
And spinach is a wonderful source of:
About the Recipe
Dark, leafy greens aren't exactly our favorite food, so we like to hide them between other delicious ingredients. We discovered fruit-sauce grilled cheeses when recipe-hunting for Myriad Recipe Book and never turned back, and we've now experimented with everything from strawberry to peach on our sandwiches — but our favorite still remains the blueberry, spinach and bacon version.
2 slices bread
We love to use Asiago cheese bread baked fresh at the local grocery store
Our favorite cheeses are Havarti and White Sharp Cheddar
1/2 c. blueberries, fresh or frozen
1 tsp. water
3 tsp. honey
dash of pepper
Combine blueberries, honey, and water in small saucepan.
Crush berries with a fork and cook over low heat for 5-8 minutes. Add dash of pepper.
Raise temperature to medium heat. Boil mixture 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
Butter one side of each slice of bread.
Place cheese on one slice of bread. Spread blueberry mixture on top then add spinach, bacon, and your second bread slice with the buttered side facing out.
Grill sandwich on each side 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Tip: Use a lid on your pan for extra melt
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.
Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops CBD Tincture
To enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using infused butter (easily made in the LEVO) to grill your sandwich or adding a tincture to the blueberry sauce.
After turning off the heat on the blueberry sauce, we stirred in a dropper-full of Papa & Barkley’s full-spectrum CBD tincture.
This tincture is a whole plant extraction made with hemp grown in Colorado and carried in fractionated coconut or MCT oil. It is a lipid infusion, meaning that it uses no solvents in the extraction process and retains a full range of phytonutrients, including all of the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes. A full dropper of their 450mg bottle contains 30mg of CBD, and the dropper has measurements on the side for easy dosing.
LEVO Oil Infusion Machine
If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.
Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!
The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!
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The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Papa & Barkley during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange.
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