Whole302010 – SUPERfood SPOTLIGHT


Why we like it

Contains all 9 essential amino acids – which makes goji berries the only fruit to be a complete protein source

More Vitamin C than oranges and more beta-carotene than carrots

Excellent plant based iron source with more than 15x the iron that spinach has!

Known as an antioxidant powerhouse! are especially high in astaxanthin – an antioxidant that helps protect your skin from sun damage.

Powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial

5 ways to use it

  1. Eat whole, dried berries by adding them to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or trail mix
  2. Soak berries for a couple hours in enough water to cover them, separate berries and water and drink the nutritionally infused water!
  3. Eat cooked in soups or infused in tea (try: green tea bag + lemon wedge + 1 tbsp dried goji berries)
  4. Add to baked goods such as granola, cookies, or muffins as you would any other dried fruit
  5. Sprinkle on salads or roasted vegetables
Goji Berry Smoothie
Serves: 1
  • 1 tbsp soaked goji berries
  • ½ orange
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup ice
  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and mix
Calories: 245 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 30 Fiber: 8 Protein: 17


If you have already used this superfood before – let us and your fellow challengers know how you add it to your MCC meals.  If you have never used it – what has been your favourite way to incorporate Goji Berries into your everyday?