Much like cranberries or raisins, goji berries often come in dried form. However, unlike other dried fruits these wrinkled berries are seriously nutritious. With their tart flavor, reminiscent of something between a raspberry and a sun dried tomato, goji berries lend themselves to many different uses.
Best of all, goji berries have 20 times the antioxidant power of prunes (that already rank extremely high in antioxidants) and contain over 3 times more than blueberries.
Keep them in a zipper lock bag in your freezer for long-term storage, or in an air-tight container. This will keep them nice and fresh so you can try some of these ways to use goji berries that are fun and novel.
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Gojis on Ice Lollies
Sprinkles on an ice lollies are sweet, but they’re loaded with artificial everything! Sprinkle chopped goji berries on your ice lollies instead, or make these scrumptious frozen lollies with goji berries:
Makes 6 lollies, depending on the size of your moulds
1 very ripe banana
180g natural yogurt
1-2 tbsp honey, depending on how sweet you like it
On a chopping board smash the banana until it forms a smooth paste. Put all this in a mixing bowl and add the yogurt and honey. Stir thoroughly until completely combined.
Spoon the mixture into molds and place into the freezer.
Once the lollies are ready, take them from the freezer and leave to stand while you melt the chocolate chips. Now you should be able to easily slide the lollies out of their moulds. Place them on a serving plate, drizzle with the chocolate and sprinkle with the toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Gojis & Mango Guacamole
Gojis aren’t just good in breakfast cereal, they make an amazing dip. Even if you’re a guac purist, you’ll love this mango guacamole. Sweet goji berries, mango & lime cut through the avocado, making for a light, fresh dip.
Recipe type: appetizer/snackServes: 4-5 as an appetizerIngredients
3 ripe avocados
juice of 1-2 limes
coarse sea salt
1 ripe mango, diced
⅓ cup dried goji berries
⅓ cup diced red onion
½ – 1 jalapeño, chopped
handful of chopped cilantro
Place goji berries in a small bowl with a bit of water for just a few minutes until they plum up.
Remove the avocado pits and scoop each avocado into a medium bowl. Add generous squeezes of lime and plenty of sea salt. Lightly mash the avocado with the back of a fork.
Stir in chopped mango, goji berries, red onion, jalapeño and cilantro. Add salt and pepper (and more lime if necessary), to taste. Serve immediately.
When you next decide to have a cookie, why not make it one packed full of Goji berry goodness. These are easy to make and delicious to eat, give them a try.
1 cup flour
20 grams Goji
1 tsp Ginger
1 tsp sea salt
50 ml milk
40 grams margarine or butter
1 tsp baking powders
In a bowl mix the flour with the margarine, do it with your hands
Add the baking powder, salt and milk to knead with your hands until you achieve a homogeneous dough
Add the ginger and goji to the dough, knead very well until the dough is uniform and does not stick on the fingers
Put the dough on a film paper for 3 hours minimum
Stretch the dough, cut the cookies of approximately 2 mm, shape with cookie sheets or a lid or knife
Bake at 180 degrees or medium oven, until golden brown about 7 to 10 minutes
Remove from the oven, let cool and serve
Who doesn’t like jam – right? But jam is usually associated with something sweet, sticky and calorific. Here we reveal a healthier jam with this goji jam recipe.
5 tablespoons of goji berries 1 tablespoon of sweetener (saccharin, aspartame, stevia, splenda) 1 glass of cold water 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 gr. agar agar powder
Put the goji berries, lemon juice, sweetener and cold water in a saucepan on the fire. Heat until it boils.
Weigh 1 gram of agar agar powder.
Add the agar to the pan sprinkling it over the boiling liquid so that it dissolves better and does not make lumps.
Let it boil over low heat for about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it does not stick.
If you notice that the berries are releasing many seeds, they can be removed with a spoon or using a small fine mesh strainer.
It will be known that the goji berry and agar jam is ready when you see that the goji berries swell and are covered with a good amount of agar syrup.
Let cool and store in glass jars and in the refrigerator (lasts 10 days)
Superfood Goji And Orange Smoothie
Lighten your mornings and boost your immunity with this Goji and orange smoothie. This is packed with ginger, hemp seeds, citrus and of course goji berries!
Oranges – Oranges are essential here as they are filled with immune-boosting Vitamin C.
Goji berries – These little red berries are packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin A, fiber, and antioxidants, giving you a great morning boost!
Bananas – Bananas are one of the best smoothie ingredients because of their creamy texture and high potassium.