Goji berries, sometimes called wolfberries, are a superfood loaded with a hearty portion vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all eight essential amino acids making them an excellent ingredient to give you a healthy boost. These tiny tangy chewy red fruits are jam-packed with Vitamin A—a one-fourth cup serving has over 340 percent of the recommended daily intake. Vitamin A supports radiant skin, so eating more of these berries may actually make you glow. Nutrient-rich Goji berries are also an excellent source of fiber, iron, zinc, plant-based protein, and Vitamin C. By now you’re probably wondering, “OK but how do I eat them”? Goji berries are usually sold dried, like raisins and can be tossed on top of just about anything or eaten raw as a snack. We’ve scoured the internet for the best and most delicious ways to add goji berries to your diet.
Here are eight ways to enjoy the benefits of this tasty superfood.
Goji berry Brazil-nut milk
Take your favorite nut milk to the next level by adding a hearty dose of Goji berries. This goji berry Brazil-nut recipe is fantastic elixir if you’re craving a creamy shake that’s also nutritious. All you have to do is blend the ingredients together and strain the milk through a nut bag for a delicious breakfast or snack.
Superfood berry scones
Goji berries are divine in baked goods. These mind-blowing berry scones call for goji berries as one of the main ingredients. The healthy treat also requires mulberries and strawberries and is best enjoyed with a piping hot cup of tea.
Peanut butter Goji chocolate energy bites
Everyone knows that chocolate and berries are a delicious combo—but with this recipe, you can also make it a healthy treat. The energy bites are enhanced with Goji berries and are gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and refined sugar-free. The recipe only requires 5 ingredients: Goji berries, dates, raw cashews, cacao nibs, and pure vanilla extract.
Superfood trail mix
Making your own trail mix is always a healthier option as you can cut back on unnecessary sugars. Follow this recipe for a Superfood Trail Mix. It’s chewy, savory, crunchy, and sweet. You won’t even feel guilty if you have an extra large handful as it’s super nourishing.
Quinoa tabbouleh salad
Not all Goji berry recipes are sweet—they can also be used in savory dishes. This hearty tabbouleh salad requires Goji berries to add an extra punch to the tasty quinoa and adzuki bean mixture. The meal is vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, and highly Instagrammable.
Chinese spinach soup with wolfberries
This healthy soup takes less than 30-minutes to prepare and is loaded with other healthy plants including spinach and garlic. Traditionally, in Cantonese, the soup is called seong tong yuen choy and Goji berries are called kei chi.
Chewy trail mix bars
These snack bars are raw, vegan, and seriously yummy. It’ll only take you 10 minutes to prep this dish that can last you throughout the week for breakfast on the go or as a mid-afternoon pick me up. They’re sure to give you an energy boost as they’ve got a powerhouse list of ingredients including oats, nuts, seeds, and Goji berries.
Spicy meatless chorizo tacos
These raw vegan tacos are zesty and healthy thanks to a dose of Goji berries. There are quite a few steps involved but once you’ve tasted these meatless tacos you’ll be happy you made the effort.