Goji berries or wolfberries are native to parts of Asia and Europe. They are considered “superfood” and for good reason! If you’ve never tried a goji berry they taste similar to a dried cranberry and have a raisin-like texture. You can use these antioxidant packed berries on oatmeal, yogurt, or salads, in trail mix, or just pop ’em in your mouth.
Nutritionally, goji berries are a complete protein since they contain 18 amino acids (11 of which are essential), as well as plenty of vitamin A, vitamin C, selenium, iron, and fiber. All those nutrients and antioxidants help promote glowing skin and can give your immune system a boost. I’ve shared with you my favorite way to enjoy goji berries below – a quick recipe that doubles as a quick snack!
Goji-Go Trail Mix
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1/4 bar 72% dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup unsalted almonds
- 1/4 cup banana chips
Add all ingredients to a bowl and combine. Enjoy on the go!
Note: Use at least 70% dark chocolate. Also, you can find unsweetened coconut flakes in most grocery stores now. Bob’s Red Mill makes this product along with some other brands.
Number of servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 330, total fat: 24 g, total carbohydrate: 21 g, dietary fiber: 6 g, sugars: 11 g, protein: 10 g
What’s your favorite healthy trail mix? Tell me below!