Enjoy some of the best goji berry recipes for super food nutrition and longevity.
If you feel yourself falling under the weather halt those ickies right in their tracks with this immune system boosting smoothie by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries. Medicinal ingredients like goji berries, turmeric, and ginger combine with fresh oranges, coconut water (or almond milk), a splash of coconut nectar (or maple syrup), and plenty of ice to create a cooling, soothing, perfectly sweet and antioxidant loaded super-smoothie!
Check out Emma's dissertation on each key ingredient:
Goji berries: Touted as a “superfood”. Gram for gram, goji berries contain more vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots. Beta-carotene is important for healthy skin and eyes.
Turmeric: High in curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Ginger: Boosts immunity, eases digestion, improves circulation and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Oranges: Very high in vitamin C, vital for a healthy immune system.
Is a healthy treat or quick afternoon pick me up in order? Try these delectable Vanilla Goji Bliss Balls by Jessica Petrovic of Inner City Hippie! The combination of coconut, vanilla bean, goji berry and lemon proves to be an absolutely irresistible trifecta of yumminess and they also happen to be low glycemic too! Enjoy!
Once you start crafting your own superfood smoothies you may find yourself not wanting to consume anything else. They are just so delicious, however the main benefit is how amazing they make you feel. This tasty version by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home combines fresh coconut milk with banana, mango, and a handful of high-nutrient goodies such as maca, hemp seeds, camu camu and chia for a totally high vibe and power-packed smoothie treat that will stick with you for hours!
Any recipe that incorporates medicinal edible flowers into it is worth a try in our book. And this delicious beauty bar recipe by the talented Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen is far beyond worth a try. You may be familiar with calendula flower for its topical uses. Extremely anti-inflammatory, soothing, and healing it is wonderful for nicks, scrapes, and irritations of all kinds. It also has benefits internally as its astringent quality is great for our digestive systems. This recipe is also full of beautifying Vitamin A from 2 beta carotene all stars: goji berries and raw carrot. ENJOY and let your natural beauty shine!
Fresh coconut water combines with creamy avocado, antioxidant-packed dragon fruit (also known as pitaya), fresh apricot and banana, mineral-rich kale, a dash of hormone balancing maca powder, superfood toppings and a drizzling of Rawmio chocolate hazelnut spread to finish things off in high style. Another amazing love-infused superfood smoothie bowl creation by Ksenia Breakfast Criminals!
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Only in raw food cuisine can you eat a dessert as decadent and tasty as this and be getting medicinal health benefits and a boost to your immune system with antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and nourishing fats a plenty. Enjoy this delicious raw chocolate and goji berry tart by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise.
Make your very own perfectly textured raw dark chocolate with this sumptuous recipe by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste. The superfood toppings are completely up to you! Try a combination of shredded coconut, goji berries, nuts and seeds (try hemp or chia!), dried fruits (try Incan and mulberries!), citrus zest or even edible flowers.
So you just stocked up on superfoods and are now wondering how to utilize them in tasty recipes? This one by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale makes an excellent starting place as it packs in many of the best: goji berries, cacao nibs, maca, raw almonds, brazil nuts and coconut flakes. Tasty and nutrient-rich energy bites to fuel you on all of life's adventures.
Satisfy your hunger instantly with these delicious Goji Ginger Bites. This antioxidant rich recipe by Kerry Ogden is full of protein and healthy fats and take less than 5 minutes to make in your food processor. Perfect for a quick and nutritious snack or after dinner treat. Store them in your fridge - they are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy a gingersnap cookie craving!
The ultimate Christmas dessert by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen!
This chocolate cake is accented with hints of fresh orange zest and turns out moist and gooey from all of the dates, dried fruits, coconut oil and luscious raisin caramel filling. Shredded coconut tinted green with real matcha powder along with red goji berries makes for an especially festive feel. That and the fact that it's actually shaped like a Christmas tree....
If you're looking for something to wow a crowd than this is the recipe to help you accomplish the feat!
A powerfully nutritious, creamy and delectable yet simple raw milkshake by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake made with several amazing superfoods: hemp seeds, goji berries, raspberries and fresh vanilla bean! You will get a mega dose of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, immune boosting polysaccharides and tissue repairing protein with every delicious sip! Garnish with extra hemp seeds and goji berries!
Refresh and nourish yourself with a deliciously creamy peachy green smoothie by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com featuring young coconut, almond milk, chia, spinach, ginger and of course fresh peaches! It's the perfect recipe to enjoy while soaking up these precious final weeks of Summer.
A vibrant sweet treat offering a great mid-day energy boost from pure matcha green tea powder. Matcha is awash with antioxidants to protect the integrity of our cells. It is a great superfood to consume during the summer when the UVB rays are at their most intense and our skin could use an additional boost of protection. These truffles are rich with oils of macadamia and coconut and have a zesty, tart kick of lemon to perfectly balance their sweetness. Use honey, pure clear agave, or other liquid sweetener of your choice.
Don't rely solely on external sunscreen to protect your skin from UV rays. Get plenty of antioxidants from superfoods such as goji berries and you'll be protecting your skin from the inside out! Healthy skin will never lie within a jar or tube. A radiant complexion begins with optimal nutrition! Consume this mega antioxidant loaded beverage by Sarah Britton of My New Roots throughout the summer months to protect your skin and get your glow on!
Bethanne is like a raw superfood ninja in the kitchen when it comes to desserts and comes up with some of the most creative treats we've ever seen. This Triple Layered Jungle Peanut Butter Butterscotch Ice Cream Cake (whew!) is one of her self-proclaimed best recipes to date. Even though it is a decadent dessert it is utterly dense in nutrition and medicinals. This recipe utilizes some unique extracts such as red asparagus which lends an amazing butterscotch flavor to the crust and has anti-stress attributes.
We're all about superfoods at Raw Food Recipes! And anything related to kale for that matter. This is a recipe shared via Amanda Maguire of Pickles'n Honey. Once you have your base kale salad recipe the sky is the limit as far as what can be added! This particular recipe inspired by one from Sunfood includes black botija olives, fresh dulse, fresh herbs and sprouts, goji berries, and hand shelled cashews. Have you ever tried throwing in a small handful of cacao nibs onto your kale salad? This is a total mineral overload and the taste combination is great too!
A recipe open for adaptation! Choose a base of veggies to mix with your kelp noodles, and top with a generous amount of Laura Dawn's saucy Thai coconut sauce spiced with lemongrass, chili, coriander and ginger. Let the sauce marinate with your base ingredients for at least 15-20 minutes for the best results!
A "power" energy truffle with loads of protein and a pleasantly sweet, nutty flavor. Build up your amino acids with hemp seeds and goji berries, while sesame seeds provide extra calcium and walnuts nourish the brain with precious omega 3's.
Boost that immune system with a blast of potent antioxidants in the form of this delicious smoothie by Dreena Burton. Throw into your blender a base of fresh nut milk, frozen bananas, fresh or frozen strawberries, goji berries, a few spoonfuls of whole flax seed and an optional dash of cinnamon and you'll be on your way to developing vitamin C and beta carotene activated super powers!