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Goji Berries Recipes

A Goji MorningA Goji Morning

Ingredients

  • 2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 cup of skim milk
  • 1/2 cup Tibetan Goji Berries (soak over night optional)
  • 1/2 cup of low fat peach yogurt
  • 1 tbs of flaxseed oil
  • 1 tbs of safflower oil, pinch of cinnamon.

Instructions

Blend for 2 minutes, and enjoy

Super Hero’s BallsSuper Hero’s Balls

Every ingredient in this recipe is optional. Try and stick with the proportions though to get the right consistency. Use what you have!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao, ground
  • 1/4 cup goji berries, ground
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 Tbs raw honey or agave
  • 2 Tbs Spirulina
  • 1 Tbs Rice Bran (it should be the white and finely ground variety)
  • 1 Tbs Chia Seeds
  • pinch of sea salt
  • inside of one vanilla bean or 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly
  2. Roll roughly 1 Tbs worth of mixture in balls
  3. Freeze for 15-20 minutes and enjoy!
Raw Goji Cacao Energy BarsRaw Goji Cacao Energy Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Almonds
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 cup Flax Seeds
  • ⅓ cups Agave
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ cups Cacao Nibs
  • ½ cups Goji Berries
  • Raw Chocolate, For Topping

Instructions:

  1. Soak almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds for at least 6 hours.
  2. Place almonds and pumpkin seeds in a food processor. Process until well ground but still chunky.
  3. Add agave and cinnamon, pulse until well combined.
  4. Remove from food processor and place in a large bowl. Add flax seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries; stir.
  5. Press into a rectangle on a nonstick dehydrator sheet. You want these to be 1/2″ thick.
  6. Dehydrate at 145 degrees for 45 minutes. Reduce heat and dehydrate for 3 more hours.
  7. Peel off dehydrator sheet, dehydrate for 2 more hours. At this point, you will remove them from the dehydrator, cut into bars, and separate them so there is a little space in between each bar; return to the dehydrator for 2-3 more hours. You want them dry but not brittle. They should be a little soft.
  8. Top with raw chocolate.
Power Ball TrufflesPower Ball Truffles

Instructions:

For truffles:

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs, ground fine
  • 2 tablespoons goji berries, ground fine
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon

For decoration:

  • About ¼ cup pine nuts, to roll truffles in Whole goji berries, for decoration if desired

Instructions:

Makes 16 one inch truffles

  1. Combine all ingredients , except pine nuts and whole goji berries, in a small bowl. Mixture should be shiny and smooth, pulling away from the sides of the bowl. You can add a little more carob if it seems sticky. You may chill the mixture to firm it up a little before shaping.
  2. Roll into 16 one inch balls
  3. Roll each ball into pine nuts
  4. Press one goji berry into truffle, if desired
  5. May be stored covered in fridge for about 1 week or so, if you hide them!
 Living Food Juice Recipe Living Food Juice Recipe

Equipment

A blender  – the higher the horsepower, the finer the juice will be.
The smaller blender in the market are about 400W.  A better one is 800W.
Since the pulp (hence the fiber) is crucial to our bile movment and our well being, we don’t use a juicer.

REFERENCE RECIPE A

  • (for reference only, feel free to subsitute with other ingredients)
  • 1/2 medium size beetroot
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tomatoes
  • half a lemon
  • a cup of strawberries
  • a cup of blueberries
  • 2 spoons of goji berries
  • 2 tea spoons of flax seeds

REFERENCE  RECIPE B (a bit more elaborate)

  • Serving of 2 liter (for two people )
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 medium carrot, 1/2 beetroot, 1 tomato
  • 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 kiwi
  • 2 tea spoons of the following: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, seasame seeds, bee pollen, wolfberries, soy lecithin
  • 5 pcs of almonds
Green SmoothieGreen Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 4 kale leaves (stalk removed)
  • bunch of curly parsley (any kind will do)
  • 4 sprigs apple mint (alternatively any other fresh mint)
  • 2.5 cups kombucha (alternatively use filtered water)
  • 3 frozen bananas
  • 1 handful frozen goldenberries
  • 1 handful dried Goji berries
  • 2 good shakes of powdered cinnamon
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt
  • pinch of powdered ginger

Instructions:

Put all the greens into a blender. Add kombucha up to the 2.5 cup mark on my blender jug. Blend, starting on slow and gradually turning up the speed until the liquid starts turning green (at first the liquid is still clearish, with green leafy bits in it, but I keep blending on high until the bits start liquefying).
Add the rest of the ingredients, breaking up each frozen banana into about 3 pieces. You probably don’t have to break the banana if you have a super-blender, like the Vita-mix.

The banana and goldenberries will thicken the mixture, so add more kombucha or filtered water until you smoothie is the consistency you like.
This will make several large glasses, and will keep in the fridge for the rest of the day if you want to drink it throughout the day.
Tip: The quickest way I’ve found to de-stalk the kale is to grab hold of the thick end of the stalk with one hand, wrap my thumb and index finger around the stalk near my ‘holding’ hand with my palm facing toward the leafy part and then just sliding my thumb and index finger up the stalk to pull off the leafy part.

Green Smoothie IdeasGreen Smoothie Ideas

Here’s a few of my favourite blends.

  • Kale, Banana, Tangelo, Spring Water
  • Kale, Banana, Yellow Plums, Spring Water, topped with goji berries (as shown above)
  • Spinach, Strawberry, Mint, Banana, Spring Water
  • Banana, Swiss Chard, Blueberries, Goji Berries, Coconut, Spirulina, Bee Pollen, Spring Water
  • Savoury: Spinach, Avocado, Red Capsicum, Tomato, Unpasteurised Miso Paste,
    Alfalfa Sprouts, Zucchini, Cucumber, Lemon Juice, Tamari, Spring Water.
    You can eat this version in a bowl like a soup with chunks of tomato and avocado. So good on a hot day.
Goji-Chia Power SmoothieGoji-Chia Power Smoothie

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dried goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup almond or hemp milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries

Instructions:

In a small bowl, combine goji berries, chia seeds and water; soak for 10 minutes. In a blender, add banana, milk, strawberries and blueberries. The goji berries and chia seeds should be soft, having absorbed the water. Add them to the blender with the soaking water and blend on high until smooth.
Goji Trail MixGoji Trail Mix

Trail mix is great for a snack when your being outdoorsy hiking or biking or in between meals for an energy boost.
Organic goji berries, pumpkin seeds, golden berries and a mixture of nuts make this trail mix so nutrient-dense!

Ingredients:

Equal parts of:

  • Organic Goji Berries
  • Mixed nuts (almonds, walnuts, brazil nuts, hazelnuts and cashews for example)
  • Pumpkin seeds

Mix all together and store in an airtight container

Goji Berry SmoothieGoji Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of goji berries (previously soaked in warm water)
  • 250g raspberries
  • 1 banana

Method:

  1. Soak goji berries in warm water for about 5 minutes.
  2. Blend all until smooth

Enjoy!

Gluten Free Goji Berry SliceGluten Free Goji Berry Slice

Ingredients:

  • 75g Fruit for Life Goji Berries
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1½ cups rolled oats
  • 125g butter
  • ¼ cup golden syrup
  • ½ tspn bicarbonate soda
  • 1 tbsn boiling water

Instructions:

  1. Combine Goji Berries, coconut, sugar, flour and oats in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Melt butter with golden syrup until bubbling.
  3. Mix bicarb soda and water together.
  4. Add to the butter mixture which will froth.
  5. Pour into dried ingredients and stir until combined.
  6. Press into a greased slice tray and bake in a preheated oven 120C for 20 minutes or until golden.
  7. Cool and then cut into slices.
Goji Berry CookiesGoji Berry Cookies

Description:

These cookies are great as is, even better dehydrated for a couple of hours. They are some of the tastiest raw cookies I have ever tried!

Makes 1 batch

Ingredients:

  • 2 small apples
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 2 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 2-3 tbs agave nectar / yacon syrup
  • Pinch Celtic sea salt / Himalayan rock salt
  • 2 cups soaked dehydrated buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp ginger

Instructions:

  1. Mix the above in a food processor until well mixed but still with lots of texture (apple pieces, + dried fruit)
  2. These cookies are great as is, even better dehydrated for a couple of hours. Piers loved them most after 12 hours in the dehydrator at 118 degrees. I liked them after about three when the outside was starting to get crisp, but the center was soft and warm.

Additional Tips:

The moisture in these cookies comes from the blended apple, and a little from the sweetener.

If you don't have agave or yacon you could also soak dates in a little water and puree.

To make soaked dehydrated buckwheat flour all you need to do is soak the buckwheat (hull removed raw) for 3-5 hours, rinse, sprout 0-2 days if desired, then dehydrate until crispy. I do this when I buy my buckwheat, so it's all ready to use in recipes. If you don't have a dehydrator that's fine - just use wet... you'll just need to dehydrate the cookeis a little longer.

Actually buckwheat dries so easily that leaving it spread out in a strainer, in a warm dry place for a couple of hours is often enough! True dehydrating in the sun would be perfect.

Goji Berry Pecan Scones (Gluten Free and Vegan!)Goji Berry Pecan Scones (Gluten Free and Vegan!)

Makes 6 medium/large scones

Ingredients:

  • 2c rice flour
  • 1tbsp aluminum free baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp cloves powder
  • ¼ c goji berries
  • ¼ c pecan pieces/chips
  • 1/3 c canola oil
  • 1/3 c agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 c rice, soy or almond milk

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a bowl, combine and mix together the dry ingredients (except for goji berries and pecans). In a separate bowl, beat together wet ingredients. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. The texture will be crumbly (this is normal!). Stir in goji berries and pecan pieces. Take a handful of dough and knead it together, shaping into a scone, and place on the parchment-lined baking sheet. If you notice the dough becoming too crumbly to form a scone, just add a splash of milk to the dough and continue to knead. After scones are lined up on the baking sheet, bake on the center rack for 20 minutes. Remove the scones promptly from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Enjoy