If you’re a card-carrying juicerhead, then you’re probably just as interested in a juice’s health benefits as you are in its taste. Luckily, great taste and great health benefits can go hand-in-hand more often than not. And when it comes to the goji berry, this is definitely the case.
The goji berry, also known as the wolfberry, grows on a shrub that is native to China. It’s been consumed for centuries by Chinese, who believe it to have a wide variety of positive health attributes. Today, the goji berry’s healthful status has been confirmed by modern science.
It turns out that the goji berry is a powerful source of antioxidants. These antioxidants may be responsible for helping to prevent a wide variety health problems including heart disease, cancer, and high cholesterol. Goji berries can also help to improve immune system health, and they’re high in vitamin A. There is some evidence which suggests that goji berries are capable of improving brain function, and some people report that consuming goji berries leaves them with enhanced feeling of calm and wellbeing.
In this recipe, the natural tang of goji berry is offset by the sweetness of apple. And the ginger adds a nice level of warmth!
- 1 Cup of fresh goji berries
- 3 Apples (Any kind will do, although we recommend a sweeter variety.)
- Fresh ginger root to taste
- Rinse the apples and berries
- Juice all ingredients
- Cheers. To your health! (and happy taste buds!)