Making goji berry juice – easier than you might think
Homemade goji berry juice
There have been many studies done to show the benefits of fresh fruit juice as an important part of a healthy diet.
Did you know that consuming 100% fruit juice allows your body to absorb up to 80% more of the minerals and vitamins found naturally in dried fruit, making it an effective way to meet your daily nutritional needs?
Add to these benefits the anti-oxidant components of the red goji berry and you can see why drinking fresh goji juice is a great way to optimize your health.
But you need to buy goji juice ready made right? Well actually, making goji berry juice at home is more straightforward than you think.
How to make goji berry juice
The convenience of purchasing store bought goji juice at about $20 for a 32-ounce bottle is offset by the price. Preparing fresh juice from dried goji berries offers top quality nutrition at a fraction of the cost. You make only the amount you need and there is no need to discard a product that has reached its expiry date.
Using a common blender, the simple process can be done in your own kitchen:
2 cups filtered water
¼ cup washed goji berries
2 slices of lemon (optional)
Directions: In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups filtered water to ¼ cup washed goji berries and cover with plastic wrap for 2 to 3 hours or overnight in the fridge. Pour contents from the bowl into a blender and blend until berries are completely crushed. Pour the berry mixture through a cheesecloth lined colander placed inside a large bowl. Dilute the strained liquid further with filtered water, and pour into a glass and drink.
You can also watch how to make Goji berry juice in the video below.
Goji juice, a great way to get your vitamins
Once done, you can enjoy a refreshing, healthy liquid that is rich in vitamins A, B complex and E. In addition, goji berry juice contains more vitamin C than a serving from one orange. The remaining strained goji juice can be blended further with other fresh juices or simply poured over ice.
Since some of the healthiest juices taste more bitter than sweet, consider adding artificial or natural sweeteners like sugar or honey to lessen the tart flavor of the pure goji juice.
Experiment by adding some of your favorite fruit like apples, pears or blackberries to the strained goji mixture to naturally sweeten the flavour and create some exciting new tastes. Freshly made goji juice can be stored in a glass or airtight plastic container in the fridge for up to three days or up to one month in your freezer.
Drinking fresh goji juice everyday is an excellent way to boost your energy, improve your nutrition and experience better health.