There are increasingly effortless ways to enjoy this favorite Asian fruit as the goji fruit is quickly growing in popularity for its health benefit. Goji is available fresh, dried or in juice form. There are quite a number of goji recipes to help you incorporate goji as part of your regular health diet.
Some goji berry recipes are simple and require no cooking whatsoever. Goji trail mix involves throwing goji berries in with other dried fruits and grains for a delicious on the go snack.
Goji bars demands no cooking, and is one of the most popular goji berry recipes. You can simply throw a few goji berries into your salads, just as you would dried cranberries or raisins. Or you can stir goji berries into your favorite ice cream, whether it is vanilla or rocky road.
There are goji berry recipes which are more complicated, such as goji berry, blueberry and peach pie or goji berry compote. However, cooking with goji need not be difficult; you can use goji the way you use raisins and other dried fruits in cooking. Try putting goji berries into your chicken or duck marinade, or add goji juice. Many people use raisins and dried cranberries in rice dishes, so why not add goji berries instead?
Goji fruit and juice can be frozen to make an excellent goji sorbet. There are great goji berry recipes for kids, including simple goji cicles. Just pour goji juice into an ice cube tray, and stick toohpicks in to serve as popsicle sticks. You can also make chewy goji bars. Take your usual recipe for fruit and nut bars and add goji berries to the mixture. You might want to blend your own goji smoothies from berries and juice. Goji is such a versatile fruit that it can be adapted and incorporated into your favorite recipes. You might want to create your own goji berry recipe collection on index cards and swap your favorites with friends.
Pure and Simple Goji Drink
Add one handful of Goji Berries in a big glass of hot or cold water juice or herb tea , and let them sit and hydrate for a few minutes (they become plump and juicy) or put several handfuls in a pitcher and enjoy all day as you drink your own delicious Goji Berry elixir. Chewing the Gojis as you drink is a great experience and with 500 times more Vitamin C by weight then Oranges, It’s a great pick-me-up between meals and the most delightful way to enjoy a glass of water.
Pure and Simple Goji Fruit Smoothie
For a unique experience in phytonutrient energy that you feel throughout your body as a buoyant lift that fills you with joy and feeds you right down to a cellular level. Blend together equal amounts of Goji Berries, blueberries, cherries, apples, raspberries and blackberries. Put in a blender for a few seconds, add a cup of water, rice milk, or orange juice for easier blending. To add a special touch dust the top of juice with cinnamon or cocoa powder and a light sprinkle of chopped pine nuts and serve.
Pure and Simple Goji Trail Mix
This is also one of our favorites. We mix up our combinations and play with the recipe almost every time we make a new batch. Our young ones like it when we add dark chocolate chips to the blend. We use the Tibetan Goji Berries with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pecans, small amount of pine nuts, walnut pieces, dried blueberries, apples slices, cherries, peaches, pineapple, and a small amount of coconut shreds.
Cream of Buckwheat with Goji Berries
For people who struggle with wheat allergies and gluten intolerance, buckwheat is an ideal food. Many people who are having physical and emotional challenges find that removing wheat and other gluten containing foods from there diet makes a profound difference in how they think and feel. Buckwheat has plenty of protein and B vitamins, and is rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, and calcium. Although buckwheat has many grain-like characteristics, it is from an entirely different botanical family, and is actually a fruit. Since buckwheat is unrelated to the classic cereal grains, those who are allergic to wheat can tolerate buckwheat. It is also Delicious!
To make a serving for two people: Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, slowly stir in cup of Cream of Buckwheat, return to boil. Add a handful of Goji Berries per person. A dash of good quality salt is optional. Reduce heat to low, simmer 10 minutes stirring frequently.