Summer Skin Glow Smoothie: Pineapple + Goji Berry

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Pineapple Goji Smoothie Maria Marlowe

Superfoods are everywhere, nowadays and with good reason: they are some of the most nutrient dense and anti-oxidant packed foods on the planet.

The Goji berry, which has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, is often cited as number one. Here are a few benefits of goji berries: 

  • They have an exceptional balance of daily macronutrients: high-quality protein, soluble fiber, healthy fat, and carbohydrates.
  • They are anti-oxidant rich and so support the immune system and can help prevent cancer and disease. 
  • They support skin health, longevity, and a youthful appearance with their high Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and trace mineral content.

With all their benefits, they’re my new daily staple. I happen to detest dried fruit of all kinds, so I like to rehydrate my goji berries* and add to smoothies and other recipes. They also come in powder form, but I think it’s best to always choose food in its least processed form. 

Summer Skin Glow Smoothie: Pineapple +  Goji Berry
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Ingredients
  1. Pineapple (16 oz, chopped)
  2. Goji Berries (2 tbs. rehydrated*)
  3. Lime (one)
Instructions
  1. 1. Pour about 1/2 cup water from the soaked goji berries into a Vitamix or high speed blender.
  2. 2. Add in the pineapple, goji berries, and the fresh squeezed juice of the lime.
  3. 3. Blend on high for about 30 seconds.
  4. 4. Serve.
Notes
  1. *To rehydrate dried goji berried, fill a container with filtered water and dried berries, and let sit for at least 4 hours. If you use a container with a cover, like a mason jar, you can keep in the fridge for about a week so that you always have some readily available.
Maria Marlowe http://mariamarlowe.com/
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