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
- Eat whole, dried berries by adding them to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal or trail mix
- Soak berries for a couple hours in enough water to cover them, separate berries and water and drink the nutritionally infused water!
- Eat cooked in soups or infused in tea (try: green tea bag + lemon wedge + 1 tbsp dried goji berries)
- Add to baked goods such as granola, cookies, or muffins as you would any other dried fruit
- Sprinkle on salads or roasted vegetables
- 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
- Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and mix
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?