The Goji berry has been a favorite of Asian food and medicine. High in anti-oxidants and other nutrients, it became one of the top list of superfoods you have to eat. This mild, a little sweet and sour fruit is usually dried and packed liked cranberries. It is used in Chinese traditional medicine to help improve eyesight, boost the liver, immune system and promote longevity.
Please note: We are not medical professionals and the information included here should not be taken as medical advice. Seek proper medical advice before consuming Goji berries for your current ailments.
But how to we include Goji Berries into our usual diet?
About one-fourth cup of these pink little berries is enough for 8 servings already, so you can use a spoonful or sprinkle some in your food a few times a week.
1. Eat it raw. Nibble a handful in a day is enough.
2. Juice it. you can purchase 100% Goji juice or naturally-flavored Goji variety without the artificial sweeteners or added color.
3. Tea. Goji berries can be brewed into tea. Soak a handful of berries in a glass of hot water and steep for 5-10 minutes. You can drink the tea water and eat the hydrated berried too!
4. Smoothie or shakes. Soak a handful of berries in water for 10 minutes. Once soft and plump, add it right in your smoothie and blend it with the soak water included.
5. Trail Mix. Whether you prepare you own or purchase a ready-made trail mix, you can add the dried goji berries to a more anti-oxidant power! Kids will also love it when you add chocolate or peanut butter to the trail mix.
6. Breakfast cereal. Add some dried berries into your granola or cereal mix with milk. Use it just like raisins.
7. Baked goodies. Add goji berries to muffins and scones as a raisins substitute.
8. Goji Energy Bars. Combine Goji berries with walnuts , almonds, dates in to a food processor. Roll and form into balls, or flatten out on a baking pan to make bars.
9. Homemade Energy bars. Using your current energy bar recipe, combine a handful of goji berries together with cup of walnuts, ½ cup almonds, and 5-6 dates in a food processor. Roll the mix into balls or spread in a deep pan to make bars.
10. Soup. Yes, you can add goji berries into soups. With a little help from Google, you can search countless soup recipes with Goji berries. You can heat from a can of ready-made soup then add a few of the berries. Transfer it into a food processor then add the seasonings to your taste.
There are endless ways to consume Goji berry as it goes in many forms: dried, juice, tea and concentrated supplements. Find out more on what benefits this superfood can do to your body.
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