GOJI BERRIES // A nutritional powerhouse
Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit.
Goji berries are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have 21 trace minerals and are high in fiber.
Having 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the delicious goji berry is a nutritional powerhouse.
Not only have I cut certain protein sources from my “diet” (animal proteins excluding chicken) due to doctor recs but I am also cycling many miles throughout the week. My current goal in life is not only to get well but to gain weight in the process. With those competing lifestyles I have to eat smart to make sure I don’t lose any weight and that I am getting the right nutrients.
With that being said, I do a lot of research on what is best to fuel my body. When I came across goji berries I felt like I had hit the jackpot…PROTEIN, vitamin C, fiber & iron! All in that little berry–so awesome.
This flavorful fruit really makes breakfasts and snacks fun. So far I have put them in smoothies, chia/yogurt parfaits and on toast with almond butter. Today’s recipe will be for a smoothie I made last week. What ways will you incorporate goji berries into your diet?
GOJI BERRY POWERHOUSE SMOOTHIE
handful of goji berries
handful of blueberries
3-5 leaves of mint
2 tbsp of chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds
1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
water for desired consistency
5-7 ice cubes
- Add all above ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
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