Healthy Raw Goji Balls
Goji berries, like wolfberries, are nutritional powerhouses and high in antioxidants. These balls were easy to transport and delicious!
1 cup dried goji berries
1 cup nuts (almonds or cashews)
1 cup dates
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries
Place ingredients in food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. These can then be rolled into 1/2 - 1 inch balls or pressed into a pan for bars.
Variations: Add 1 Tbsp coconut oil, 1/4 cup pumpkin or other seeds, 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, 1 tsp spirulina, dash of vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp baking spices, 2-4 drops of your favorite essential oil. Add more coconut oil if needed to hold together.
I try to use all raw, organic ingredients. Chia and hemp seeds are high in protein and are excellent for colon cleansing. Raw cacao powder has one of the highest levels of iron, magnesium, manganese and is considered a superfood by many.
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp hemp seeds
2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp vanilla powder
3/4 to 1 cup almond/coconut milk (depending on desired thickness)
2 Tbsp raw agave nectar or sweetener of your choosing
2 Tbsp chopped nuts (pecans, almonds or hazelnuts)
2 Tbsp chopped dried unsweetened cherries
Mix the seeds and powders together to blend. Add liquid and stir with a whisk until all lumps of powder are broken up and incorporated into the liquid. Stir every two to three minutes for 10 minutes to keep the seeds from clumping as they become gelatinous. Add nuts and cherries and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until thickened. Yum!