View Full Version : need recipes for goji berries
03-16-2005, 01:17 PM
Anybody use goji berries?
Looking for ideas/recipes for using them besides
just eating them straight.
03-17-2005, 08:15 PM
Hi, Punky :),
Are Goji berries good? I'm purchasing these from Natural Zing on my next order. For some reason, I get the feeling they are sour-ish like cranberries; is that so?
I wonder -- do you think they can be used like raisins? Maybe in a salad or fruit mix? I was thinking of using them in dressings maybe, but I don't know; I have to taste them first. I remember seeing this recipe; it's simple, though, and I'm not sure if this is any help to you :)
Here is that recipe from the Natural Zing site. (Interesting how we're encouraged not to eat too many at once!):
Please respect that the raw Goji Berry is a nutritionally dense, medicinal food. A therapeutic dose would be 1 to 2 handfuls or 10 to 30 grams per day however more can be eaten depending on individual needs. These raw goji berry treats are a great source of protein too.
Fresh Goji Berry Juice
1/4 cup goji berries, (1 oz)
2 cups water
optional: 1/4 cup fresh blackberries, raspberries or blueberries
1. Soak berries in water for 4 hours or more, overnight is fine
2. Blend in blender until well blended, optionally you can add some fresh fruit as listed above or apple, mango and/or banana.
3. Share with a friend
If additional sweetness is desired you can add some Raw Premium Organic Agave Nectar
03-17-2005, 08:31 PM
If you have julianos book,then maybe you could add them to (if they are dried)to the oatmeal cookies instead of using raisens ,I will post the recipe if you dont have it,also add them to grawnola.....
03-17-2005, 09:14 PM
i got mine from nature's first law. on their website they describe them as tasting like a cranberry-raisin...i would say that is pretty close. i like them. not too sweet, not too tart. kinda chewy but yet still firm. i think they would make a gr eat addition to raw granola/trail mix. i usually eat them alone.
i aso like them this way:
1T gojii berries
1T cacao nibs
1T shredded coconut
stir and put in freezer for a few minutes. mmmmmm.
03-18-2005, 08:13 AM
Thank you Heather, Vegan Vixen, and jaurequi for your replies.
What great ideas! I will try them all.
I think they do taste sorta like cranberry/raison too; but
there's another slight flavor too that is unique I think to them.
I find I don't eat too many just by themselves, so the recipe ideas
are a great help.
I think I will make the goji berry juice for breakfast tomarrow.
And the coconut cacao mixture sounds divine Heather.
I've always wanted to make a raw granola for breakfast
but haven't got around to it yet...great idea Vegan Vixen.
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