Summer Skin Glow Smoothie: Pineapple + Goji Berry


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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  • Pour about 1/2 cup water from the soaked goji berries into a Vitamix or high speed blender.
  • Add in the pineapple, goji berries, and the fresh squeezed juice of the lime.
  • Blend on high for about 30 seconds.
  • Serve.

Recipe Notes

*To rehydrate dried goji berries, 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.

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I help busy women lose weight or clear up their acne by developing healthier eating habits, based on a plant-based paleo diet.


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