Le Goji berries they are a food rich in antioxidants and beneficial properties. They stimulate the metabolism, improve sleep and memory, regulate blood sugars and guarantee beneficial effects for sight. They can be tasted natural, or used to enrich numerous taste and nutritional elements recipes. Here are some examples for you to enjoy them to the fullest.
1) Chocolate covered goji berries
Here is a great alternative to make goji berries even tastier. You can buy them directly covered with chocolate, or prepare them in a homemade version, covering the original goji berries with dark chocolate. You will have to melt the chocolate in a double boiler, dip the goji berries in them to cover them and let them cool in the refrigerator, on a plate or tray, before enjoying them.
2) Goji berry jam
Goji berries can be transformed into an excellent jam to be prepared without the need for cooking. Leave to soften for 30 minutes, in 50 ml of orange juice, 50 grams of goji berries and 50 grams of redberry dried. Drain and blend them with 4 or 5 fresh strawberries and 1 teaspoon of Chia seeds, which will serve as a thickening agent. Goji berry jam should be freshly prepared and refrigerated for 15 minutes before use.
3) Iced tea with hibiscus and goji berries
1 liter of water
3 tablespoons of agave syrup
2 cinnamon sticks
20 grams of goji berries
20 grams of hibiscus flowers
8 orange wedges
8 lemon wedges
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and remove it from the heat. Pour the goji berries, hibiscus flowers, cinnamon and agave syrup into the water. You ski it rest for 25 minutes and mix for 30 seconds. Strain the liquid through a colander and let it cool. Pour it into each glass with a few ice cubes, a slice of lemon and an orange. It is preserved in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
4) Goji berry energy bars
100 grams of hazelnuts
100 grams of almonds
100 grams of pumpkin seeds
100 grams of goji berries
50 grams of agave syrup
2 tablespoons of coconut flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
2 tablespoons of coconut flour
In a kitchen mixer, chop the hazelnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Add the dates and operate the mixer until the ingredients are combined. Transfer everything to a bowl and add the coconut flour, vanilla powder, goji berries, agave syrup, almonds and salt. Mix the ingredients well and pour them into a rectangular glass baking dish. Cook a 180 ° C for 20 minutes. Leave to cool and cut into rectangles to make your bars, which you can consume immediately or keep in the refrigerator for a few days.
5) Goji berry muesli
Goji berries are an excellent ingredient for the preparation of a homemade granola perfect for the breakfast. You will get a product free of additives and preservatives, but very rich in antioxidants. Among ingredients that you can use for your muesli you can choose, in addition to goji berries: raisins, redberry, dehydrated apricots, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts and other nuts from fair trade.
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