Goji Berry : the magical fruit

Goji Berry, aka Gou Qi Zi, is one of my favorite fruit and chinese herb to eat. The best goji berries are grown on the evergreen shrubs in the Himalayas. It it now a fashion statement to carry a water bottle with Goji berries inside. They are mostly dried to preserve and easily available to eat as a snack, but i enjoy fresh ones the best.

Gojis are high in fiber, and has the highest antioxidant powers of any berry or fruit. They are used in Chinese medicine to increase longevity, strengthen the immune system, improve vision, protect the liver, and improve circulation. In recent years, goji juice has become popular as a health beverage. In traditional Chinese medicine, gou qi zi is eaten raw or dried, brewed into a tea with chrythanthenum flower, or added to Chinese soups, and herbal formulas.

Here is a nice breakfast recipe for all of you foodies

Goji berry oatmeal with quinoa

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1/2 cup dried Goji berry

1/2 cup raw organic oats

1/2 cup quinoa

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 /2 -1/3 teaspoon cinnamon powder

1/2 teaspoon brown sugar (or however sweet you like it)

Boil for 15 -20 minutes on low medium heat, make sure to stir the bottom of pot consistently to prevent the bottom from getting burnt.

Add low fat milk, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, roasted walnuts, fruits and other ingredients of your preference for taste.



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