Goji-Berry Smoothie

I have been experimenting with whole-food raw smoothies recently that reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and provide essential nutrition.  I thought I would post some of them here on my blog.  I have adapted these from a variety of sources, and find that once I got used to making smoothies I never seem to make them the same way twice any more.  Each one is an experiment of sorts depending on what I have on hand and how I am feeling.  This is one of my favorites recently and I made sure to write down exactly what I did so I could share it exactly as I made it.

Why Goji?  Goji is a superfood and some believe it is one of the most important super foods out there for fighting disease and maintaining vitality.  It is said to help boost fertility, longevity and the immune system.  One book I have read recommends drinking goji milk daily made of 8 oz water and 2-3 oz goji berries blended in a blender.

Goji-Berry Smoothie

1/2 cup strawberries

1/2 cup blueberries

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or distilled water or unsweetened coconut milk)

1/4 cup goji berries

1 tsp fresh ginger (or about 1/2 inch)

1/4 avocado

1 tsp acai powder

1 tbs flax seeds

3 walnuts

1 tbs raw almond butter (no sugar added)

1 tbs virgin organic coconut oil

Blend all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!  I use a 3HP blender and haven’t tried it with a regular blender or my handheld blender, but these ingredients should work ok with any blender.

Enjoy!

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