Have you tried goji berries yet?
They’re these tiny little scrunched up berries that are loaded with nutrition. They are full of antioxidants that fight free radical damage and protect you from cancer.
Considered both a fruit and an herb, these little guys also have the “fountain of youth” claim since they’re loaded with beta-carotene. Beta-carotene helps promote healthy skin and slows down the aging process. Beta-carotene protects your vision too!
Goji berries are packed with fiber so they keep you regular and help to manage weight.
They’re an excellent source of vitamin C, so they keep your immune system healthy and keep coughs and colds at bay.
You can add them to smoothies, salads and oatmeal, or just eat them by the handful. I like to add them to some guilt-free cookies like the ones below. 🙂
Cinnamon Goji Oat Cookies (gluten free, dairy free)
- 3 cups gluten-free oats
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 Tbsp. raw honey
- 3/4 cup almond butter, room temperature
- 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 cup goji berries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the oats, coconut sugar, almond butter, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl and stir well until combined. Whisk in the eggs and melted coconut oil and stir until mixed. Fold in the goji berries. Drop 2 tablespoon-sized amounts of batter about 2 inches apart on baking sheets that are covered with parchment paper, and flatten cookies slightly. Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes or until crisp. Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Makes 2 dozen.