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Strawberry-Goji Happiness SmoothieThis light, creamy, not-overly-sweet treat features vitamin C-rich springtime strawberries and goji berries, a.k.a. Happiness Berry or Wolfberry. Goji is a traditional Chinese medicine used for liver and kidney deficiency patterns, for “brightening” the eyes (no wonder, as it is chock-full of carotenes and anti-inflammatory pigments), and promoting happiness and longevity. In a 2-week clinical trial, daily consumption of goji berries was found to increase energy and well-being (“happiness”) and improve digestion in the lucky participants.

Ingredients

6-8 frozen strawberries
1 small handful dried Goji berries (don’t worry if you don’t have them; the recipe is equally delicious without!)
1/4 avocado
1 rounded teaspoon coconut oil
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 date (optional)
12-16 oz water, depending upon desired thickness (this smoothie will thicken a bit as it stands, or overnight in the fridge)
1 tsp vanilla
1 pinch pink Himalayan salt
3-6 drops liquid organic stevia
1 serving protein powder of choice – we like Nutribiotics raw, sprouted brown rice protein powder

Blend all ingredients and adjust liquid to desired consistency. Dried goji berries can be a bit tough, for best results soak overnight to soften.

 

*Goji is in the nightshade family, so if you have other nightshade sensitivities (which can manifest as joint pain and/or reflux), or you are doing the cleanse as an allergy-elimination diet, leave the goji out.

For more delicious springtime recipes,

download our Happy Liver Detox Guide!

(Free, for a limited time.)

 

Strawberry-Goji Happiness Smoothie
This light, creamy, not-overly-sweet treat features vitamin C-rich springtime strawberries and goji berries, a.k.a. Happiness Berry or Wolfberry. Goji is a traditional Chinese medicine used for liver and kidney deficiency patterns, for “brightening” the eyes (no wonder, as it is chock-full of carotenes and anti-inflammatory pigments), and promoting happiness and longevity. In a 2-week clinical trial, daily consumption of goji berries was found to increase energy and well-being (“happiness”) and improve digestion in the lucky participants.
Servings1 serving
Prep Time5 minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients and adjust liquid to desired consistency.
Recipe Notes

Dried goji berries can be a bit tough, for best results soak overnight to soften.

For more delicious springtime recipes,

download our Happy Liver Detox Guide!

(Free, for a limited time.)

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