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4 Goji Berry Recipes

Goji_berriesThe taste is a little hard to describe. It's not quite as sweet as a raisin and not as tart as a dried cranberry. In Tibet and Mongolia, people love these berries so much that they devote two weeks a year to celebrating the berries, probably something like wine fests in Europe in past times. The most commonly cited side effect of eating too many berries is that they might cause you to laugh more. It is said that a handful in the morning will make you happy all day.

Goji Recipes

Goji Drink:

In a big glass of hot or cold water, juice or herb tea add one handful of Goji Berries and let them sit and hydrate for a few minutes or put several handfuls in a pitcher and enjoy all day as you drink your own delicious Goji Berry elixir. Chewing the Gojis as you drink is a wonderful experience and with 500 times more Vitamin C by weight then Oranges, It's a great pick-me-up between meals and the most delightful way to enjoy a glass of water.

Goji Fruit Smoothie:

For a unique experience in phytonutrient energy that you feel throughout your body as a buoyant lift that fills you with joy and feeds you right down to a cellular level. Blend together equals amounts of Goji Berries, blueberries, cherries, apples, raspberries and blackberries. Put in a blender for a few seconds; add a cup of water, rice milk, or orange juice for easier blending. To add a special touch dust the top of juice with cinnamon or cocoa powder and a light sprinkle of chopped pine nuts and serve.

Goji Trail Mix:

This is also one of our favorites. We mix up our combinations and play with the recipe almost every time we make a new batch. Our young ones like it when we add dark chocolate chips to the blend. We use the Tibetan Goji Berries with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pecans, small amount of pine nuts, walnut pieces, dried blueberries, apples slices, cherries, peaches, pineapple, and a small amount of coconut shreds.

Cream of Buckwheat with Goji Berries:

For people who struggle with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance, buckwheat is an ideal food. Many people who are having physical and emotional challenges find that removing wheat and other gluten containing foods from their diet makes a profound difference in how they think and feel. Buckwheat has plenty of protein and B vitamins, and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium. Although buckwheat has many grain-like characteristics, it is from an entirely different botanical family, and is actually a fruit. Since buckwheat is unrelated to the classic cereal grains, those who are allergic to wheat can tolerate buckwheat.

To make a serving for two people: Bring 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil, slowly stir in 1/2 cup of Cream of Buckwheat, return to boil. Add a handful of Goji Berries per person. A dash of good quality salt is optional. Reduce heat to low, simmer 10 minutes stirring frequently.

Article compliments of Granolagirl by virtue of creative commons.

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