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Fun in the kitchen with Goji berries February 8, 2007

Filed under: Ava,Crunchiness,Food,Health,Pictures — amygeekgrl @ 10:51 pm

Ava and I made oatmeal-Goji berry muffins and cookies today. If you’ve never heard of Goji berries (aka wolfberries) before, I highly suggest you read more about them, specifically about their nutritional value. These are some amazing little berries!

* 19 amino acids, 6 times more than Bee Pollen
* 21 trace minerals, including Germanium
* 6 essential fatty acids
* Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E
* More beta carotene than carrots
* More antioxidant power than any other known food source
* 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges
* 4 Unique Polysaccharides (Master Molecules) found in no other food source
* Linoleic acid, which significantly promotes body fat loss
* 15 times more nutritional iron than spinach

I bought mine from Goji Berries.US. They aren’t cheap (the 18 oz. bag I bought was $19.95), but they are coming all the way from Tibet and are chock full of nutrients, so go figure.

I tried to make the muffins and cookies as healthy as possible, so I used whole-wheat flour, less sugar than my recipe called for (I did 3/4 C of brown sugar and a little under 1 C of agave nectar), and of course the oatmeal and goji berries. I also threw in some ground flaxseed for the cookies. We ended up with 24 cookies and 19 muffins. They all turned out to be pretty tasty, and Ava and I had fun making them. She insisted on doing nearly everything with very little assistance from me, and even used the spatula to take the cookies off the cookie sheet (while I held it). She’s such a good helper!

Mixing in the goji berries and putting the mix into the muffin cups:

Ava making muffins

I love that she was concentrating so hard with her tongue sticking out.

Ava - more muffins

Showing off the goji berries:

Ava - modeling the goji berries

Tasty and good for ya. Mmmm. 🙂



6 Responses to “Fun in the kitchen with Goji berries”

  1. amamasblog Says:

    Those look very good, and Ava seems so happy, helping out mama.

  2. I love the pictures of Ava. She’s just adorable making those muffins. And those pictures of Julian’s bright blue eyes – WOW! Gorgeous.

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  4. Wow… Is that a child baking cookies with goji berries? She looks so cute. I also know some recipes that involves goji berries. Goji berries is really so nutritious and so easy to blend with other ingredients. We could trade recipes one day…

  5. Chris Says:

    Ava looks so happy and full of energy. Is that caused by goji berries? It’s amazing how healthy she looks. No wonder that goji berries is one of the foods called wholefoods.

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