Goji Ginger Shots
In traditional Chinese medicine it is a common practice to prescribe goji berry to treat liver, kidney, insomnia, immune function, diabetes, or eye diseases along with other herbal medicine. It is also a commonly used by herbalists for weight management, anti-aging, skin rashes, and infertility. I personally use goji because it delicious source of plant protein, rich in fiber, high in vitamin A (important for immune function), vitamin C, and has loads of amino acids. It's deep, rich color signifies it's high in antioxidants.
These are my go to shots whenever I start to feel run down or like I'm getting sick. I make these (a couple days a week) if I'm traveling or when we have major changes, like the start of school. Goji berries can be snacked on like raisins or added to trail mix. They can be soaked and mixed into a smoothie or soup. I like to toss them into a cup of warm tea and let them plump up. However, my all time favorite way to consume these little berries is to turn them into powerhouse immune strengthening shots!
1/2 cup goji berries
2 cups water
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
Soak goji berries in water to rehydrate and soften; about 5-10 minutes. Add to blender with lemon juice and ginger. Blend; it's recommended to strain juice to remove seeds and tough skin.
makes 4 shots