Dr Oz: Lingonberry Smoothie Recipe – The New Antioxidant

By on October 5, 2011

Dr Oz: What Are Lingonberries?

Never heard of Lingonberries?  Well, you’re not alone.  Dr Oz, who normally champions blueberries as the best natural anti-oxidant, has now placed Lingonberries on the same level!  Lingonberries are red, tiny berries that fall in the cranberry family.  Studies have concluded that these delicious berries are a natural antibiotic and are able to do several things that include:

– Helps prevent bad cholesterol

– Possibly fights some cancers

Dr Oz: How To Eat Lingonberries

You can incorporate Lingonberries into your diet by simply grabbing a small bunch and munching on them Dr Oz Lingonberriesall day as you would any other berry.  For the kiddies, it may be slightly more difficult to get them to eat berries, so incorporate them into a delicious treat they will love.  For instance, you can smash them up and use it as a jam spread for toast and sandwiches.  Add a small amount of natural sugar to sweeten them up a bit.

Dr Oz: Lingonberry Smoothie Recipe

For a real treat, consider making a Lingonberry smoothie. To do this use:

– 3/4 Cup of ice

– 1 Cup of almond milk

– 1 Tbsp of Lingonberry jam

Pop all of the ingredients into a blender and mix.  Your kids will love it!

As a side note, if you are not sure where to find Lingonberries (or even Lingonberry Jam) then you are not alone!   I went on a trip to Sweden (Stockholm to be precise!) a couple of years ago, and lingonberries were widely used over there… especially on their famous dish “Swedish Meatballs.”  When I came back from my trip, I looked everywhere for my new found love of Lingonberries, but I had a really hard time finding them.  I ended up passing through the food section of Ikea and found a few different Lingonberry products (as well as other Swedish delicacies)… so, definitely, checkout Ikea if you are looking for a local place to buy Lingonberries!

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Comments to Dr Oz: Lingonberry Smoothie Recipe – The New Antioxidant

  1. I’m a Norwegian, living in VA where I own a health food store. Lingonberries (which is the Swenglish name for these berries) are commonly used in my home country, and do taste very much like cranberries. I do buy them in jars at IKEA – where I go a couple of times a year to get my food ‘fix’.

    Just wanted to point out that if you buy jellied/processed lingonberries at IKEA, it’s not the same as the fresh berries. They have been cooked and sugared and do not contain anywhere near the same nutritional value as the fresh berries would. If you cannot easily get fresh lingonberries, stick to fresh or frozen berries and fruits with strong red/orange colors instead of a jelly.

    Kind regards,
    Toril

  2. Patricia Diaz says:

    Dr Oz I watched your show this evening , can you tell would lingonberries help with Hip C.
    My sister lives in LA and has been fighting hip c for years. She works part time a very well day spa. But is getting so sick we are sure how much longer she can keep doing this. she has no insurance so we are kinda up a creek. All of the treatments are more money them have .
    I thought we might add the lingonberries to her diet and see if that will help. I heard that there is a new treatment out there but she cannot afford it. Do you think the lingonberries would help. Thank Patricia

  3. Being half Swedish I knew about lingonberrys. But a thanks to Toril regarding the IKEA lingonberry jams. I plan on going by and checking out the juice.

    Funny thing is that I had brought some lingonberry jam home and my wife refused to eat it. I guess because it’s swedish and an unknown food to her. But now that Dr Oz mentioned them – she is now all for it! So it is off to WholeFoods.

    Now if only I could get her to eat (and like) sill …. Or as my wife translates it as “stinky stuff.”

  4. This berry is grown in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada but we call it partridgeberries. It is a favorite of Newfoundlanders and is used in many dessert recipes and eaten as jam. As a little girl, my family and I picked gallons of these every year which were made mostly into a jam. Presently, I have about 3 gallons in my freezer. I make many recipes with them but my favorites are partridgeberry pudding served with a butter sauce, partridgeberry cake served with a lemon sauce and partridgeberry muffuns! The store bought jams do not do justice to this delicious tart berry.

  5. I have been trying to fine a place in Virginia to purchase some lingonberry jam or juice. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance. :)

  6. Deborah Collins says:

    Hi Dr Oz.
    I want to know where can I get the actual ligonberry. If you find out, please let me know.
    I would greatly appreciate it.

  7. Hi Dr Oz.
    I want to know where can I get the actual ligonberry. If you find out, please let me know.
    I would greatly appreciate it.
    Thank you,
    Deborah

  8. Dr. Oz, I sure would like to find out where do you get lingonberries, I live in Northern California and I can not find them most stores have not even heard of them, including Whole Foods.

    I hope you can help me, I have high cholesterol, and I feel that this would probably be very helpful, I watch your show all the time.

    Thank you

    Rose

  9. Wendy Huebner says:

    Where can I get real lingonberries in Wisconsin? I live in the fox river valley area. If anyone knows…please help?

    Thanks!

  10. I found Lingonberry jam at HEB in Houston, TX.
    It was in a section with foods from different countries.

  11. Where can I get frozen lingonberries in Dallas, Texas?

  12. I found two different types of Lingonberry Jam at World Market. Very tasty!

  13. Kathy Thomas says:

    Dr. Oz.
    I would like to know where to find lindonberries. I watch your show on fatty liver. I’ve been told i have a fatty liver. Please reply.

  14. where an when can we get frozen lingonberries in the u.s.a. ? do not tell us about a new fruit to our country an then not tell us where an when we can purchase it . please let us all know . we want to have better health that is why we watch the program

    thank you , Ginger of Fl

  15. PLEASE WHERE CAN I BUY FROSEN OR FRESH LINGONBERRIES.

  16. Dr. Oz,

    Where can I find lingonberries in Milwaukee WI? I thought maybe a health food store?

  17. Anyone know where one can buy frozen or fresh ligonberries in the Eastern Panhandle area of WV? Looked through our local grocery store, even for the jam, but haven’t had any luck yet.

    We did buy the Silk Almond milk and some raspberries, blackberries,… and will make a few regular berry smoothies until we can find the ligonberries.

  18. A. Garcia says:

    I live around the Dallas area, where can I get some frozen or fresh lingonberries.

  19. we found the jam at uncle guisseppes’ on long island, ny hope this helps

  20. I am a diabetic , would love to find these berries (ligonberry) in baytown, tx or houston, tx
    but where do you buy them, the jams and jellies have sugar that i do not need.

  21. Please, we are also trying to find where we can buy Lingonberries in Philadelphia or New Jersey. Thank you we are all anxious to try them.

  22. Lisa Shiffert says:

    Would like to know where to get the lingonberry in Jacksonville N.C.?

  23. I like all the comments I read would also like to know were I can buy the lingonberry?
    Thank you Rose

  24. Were can i purchase Lingonberry jam or berries to make your smoothies
    Let me know we try a few place and said never hear of them. Thank You in advance.

  25. Sorry live in Northern California Modesto area ??

  26. Tom Greenthal says:

    In Wisconsin, available at Woodman’s.

  27. To find these delicious berries, take a September vacation to the beautiful Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The scenery is beautiful, the people are warm and friendly, and you’ll be sure to find lots of Partridge berries for the pickin’

  28. i found the lingonberry jam at FAAIMPORTS.COM, it’s $6 for a 14oz jar….they have a huge selection of all kinds of specialty and ethnic foods, i order from them often and i have never had a problem.

  29. looking for Ligonberries, fresh or frozen in Dallas, Fort Worth Texas area.

  30. Looking for fresh, or frozen Ligonberries, in Dallas, Fort Worth area.

  31. Tom Greenthal says:

    Fresh & frozen not sold in US.

  32. You can buy either the lingonberry jam or berry, packed in water I think, at Sweden’s Best. The website is SwedensBest.com. I ordered the same day I saw on Dr Oz and received them today. They were little slow on delivery but they sent email and apologized saying it was due to demand as a result of Dr OZ show. I am looking forward to making smoothies and other goodies.

  33. Tom Greenthal says:

    You can buy the Roland Wild Swedish Lingonberries Stirred With Sugar at most supermarkets.

  34. Lingonberry jam can be found at Iavarone Bros. stores on long island.

  35. Liz Ortega says:

    You can buy frozen lingonberries online at northwest wild foods nwwildfoods.com and have them shipped to your door. I recently ordered them and the berries were great! It took about a month or so of eating a small amount of them everyday but i am feeling much better now. They really work.

  36. I found a website and wanted to order the frozen lingonberries, but the shipping was cost prohibitive. I live in Mid Missouri rural area. So I did order the juice and the preserves. but I don’t know if the preserves have any nutritional value, since they have sugar and are obviously cooked. But the preservers are cook and I made the Almond milk smoothie, which I didn’t care for and I even put extra preserves in it. It was drinkable, but thats all. I have never tasted a smoothie that I liked. (Forget about those Kale Smoothies too- nasty)

  37. …OR, being Americans, you can look to Alaska for low-bush cranberries or to the Northwest Rockies for huckleberries (or Kyani, a liquid extract from Idaho with both in it!).

    When you live in Southern regions, it is best to ask a wildlife or forest service extension expert what antidotes grow in your own back yard! Maybe a special cactus or fruit will be just the thing for YOU!

    Of course a guy as popular as Dr. Oz will travel and he’ll want to share about the wonders he has discovered elsewhere, but we cannot expect to find everything from around the world at the ready!

  38. Wilson Green says:

    These berrys grow in Newfoundland and Labrador Canada

  39. I found the berries to be very good in a jam I bought at GTM here is San Diego which
    was one of a kind and I looked on Amazon website and they have a variety to choose them and I plan to order them and make the lingonberries in a special cookie I plan to make.

  40. Sill! It’s not just for breakfast anymore.

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