Go, Go, Gojis

Goji Berries

Lycium barbarum anyone? That’s Latin for Goji Berries, or Wolf-berries as they are occasionally called.  A powerhouse of antioxidants, the Goji  has been used for thousands of years by herbalists in China and is a great source of complete protein, beta carotene and vitamin C.  They make a great healthy snack on the go and or you can toss them into smoothies, salads, trail mix, or goji granola.  But for a real treat, try these Raw Goji Cookies.

Raw Goji Cookies 
These are quick, easy and there is no baking required. Substitute agave nectar for the honey to make them vegan.

1/2 cup goji berries
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/2 tbsp. honey
2-3 pitted dates
flaxseeds (optional)
almond butter (optional) 

Pulse almonds in a food processor until finely chopped.  Add the rest of the ingredients except dates and process until well mixed.  Add 2 pitted dates and process until mixture starts to stick together (add another date or two if necessary).  Make tablespoon size balls and flatten to a cookie shape on a plate.  Chill for and hour or so and enjoy.

To get your supply of Goji Berries, try these or you can even try your hand at growing your own!

Posted in At The Market,Recipes by Liz on November 9, 2007 | Permalink | No Comments

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