Goji or Go Home

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Goji…don’t get intimidated or think that it’s dark-sided.

Here are amazing ways to serve up this superfood.

You can find goji berries (also known as the wolfberry… Schonewolf if you’re nasty) at any health food store. Like blueberries, raspberries and other berries, this superfruit is a nutrient-rich fruit — packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These red berries grow on a shrub that’s native to China, and it can be enjoyed cooked, raw or dried.

Below are a few fun recipes that highlight GOJI:

Kale Avocado Salad with Raw Olives

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1) First, take the kale off of the stems. Place it in a large bowl and put salt on the leaves.

2) Start massaging the leaves so that the salt starts to “cook” the leaves, i.e., break down the leaves so that they are “wilted”.

3) Next, massage the leaves with lemon juice.

4) Then, massage the leaves with avocado until it’s well incorporated.

Taste. You might need more lemon juice or more salt.

Place it in a serving bowl and add the GOJI, tossing to combine.

Goji Strawberry Smoothie

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1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla almond milk (I really like almond milk and/or hemp milk in this smoothie, but you can use another non-dairy milk if preferred)

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups frozen sliced banana

1 cup frozen strawberries (or fresh)

1/4 cup goji berries

2 tbsp whole flax seed

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Blender…Drink dat shit.

Goji Protein Bars

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Buy:

Ingredients

1/2 C Almonds

1/2 C Cashews

1/2 C Coconut, Shredded

15 Dates

3 T agave (honey, coconut nectar, etc)

Pinch of Salt

1 T Mesquite Powder

Handful of goji berries, cocoa nibs, and white mulberries

How:

1) Process almonds and cashews together until a fine flour is formed.

2) Add everything else and process until a dough forms and it comes together.

3) Press dough into a square pan, refrigerate until set (about 1 – 2 hours)

4) Cut into bars, wrap.

Can be left out at room temp, but better is refrigerated

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