Here at All Friends, we developed our functional beverage infusions with our customer’s health at the core of our process.

We didn’t want to make another sugar-loaded drink, packaged it in a way that tricks people into thinking they’ve made a healthy choice. We kept the sugar content lower than soda and other drinks you see at your favorite restaurant, and we added nutritional boosts that you don’t normally see in those drinks.

Those boosts include antioxidants, electrolytes, and vitamins like B12, zinc, and selenium. A functional beverage that tastes great? Believe it. 

Once we had the health profile on lock, we looked to flavor. There’s no better place to start than with everyone’s favorite blue berry, the blueberry.

What makes the blueberry so irresistible?

The blueberry is undeniably delicious. Whether you prefer your berries big or small, firm or squishy, there’s no denying those babies pack a serious flavor punch.

Blueberries have a lot going for them. For starters, the size makes them perfect for popping. Grab a handful and you have a sweet and healthy snack without a mess.

Perhaps most importantly, blueberries at their peak have just the right amount of sweetness to them. Wrapped in paper-thin, tart skin, the blueberry delivers a sweet/tart contrast, giving it a surprising depth of flavor. 

Add to that the subtle vanilla undertones and it’s clear why blueberries are so irresistible. Sweet. Easy to eat. Delicious flavor profile. It’s a taste trifecta.

While we’re talking about being irresistible, it’s worth a mention that blueberries make a naturally beautiful drink #nofilter. The All Friends Blueberry Chai functional beverage infusion is a rich purple color, making it Instagram-ready! 

Four surprising health benefits of blueberries

The health benefits of blueberry are too long to list on our friendly blog, so we’ve picked some lesser known favorites. 

  • Blueberries fight premature aging: Blueberries are high in antioxidants. A diet high in antioxidants is associated with better skin quality because antioxidants promote healing and go after free radicals, which can wreak havoc on aging skin.
  • Blueberries naturally boost collagen: Two of the blueberry’s highest antioxidants are vitamin C and anthocyanin, both of which help your body build more collagen, the protein that keeps your skin looking  taut and youthful.
  • Blueberries support gut health: Blueberries are an excellent source of fiber, and a diet high in fiber has been shown to support a healthy gut.
  • Blueberries support brain health: Flavonoid-rich diets have been shown to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s diseases. Blueberries contain the flavonoid anthocyanin.  

Let’s not forget they are packed with antioxidants — vitamin A & C and flavonoids. It’s easy to see why the blueberry is widely known as a superfood.  

Get more blueberries

Our love affair with blueberries is at its peak in mid-summer. People do a lot of blueberry picking in mid July, and they remain very popular in supermarkets all summer long.

So if you have blueberries on the brain right now, you’re not alone. The All Friends Blueberry Chai functional beverage infusion will give your blueberry fix, without all the sugar and additives on your typical beverage. 

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