Superfood Strawberry and Goji Berry Smoothie

Like most smoothies, this Strawberry, Goji Berry (or Wolfberry) & Elderflower Smoothie is sweet, healthy and easy to prepare. I just like to soak the dried goji berries in water a few minutes before mixing up all the ingredients in the blender. That way, they soften well and they can blend better with the other ingredients in the smoothie.

Goji berries are native to China and they are eaten for their health benefits for the past 6,000 years. They are used for treating common health problems like fever, diabetes and high blood pressure. But keep in mind that these healthy berries have side effects to some specific cases of people taking the blood thinning medications especially warfarin because the natural qualities of the berries can have adverse effects, people with pollen allergy, and  pregnant women for its high selenium content. However, it is said that they give an over-all feeling of good health and it also has a calming effect. I usually feel like a rushed walking furniture in the morning so I think this is a great way to start my mornings. Maybe yours too.

It's becoming hard to find strawberries in the markets nowadays because the season is almost over. As a last salute to these wonderful fruit, a glass of this Superfood Strawberry and Gogi Berry Smoothie is would be great. Pick up the recipe at Skinny Ms., a site dedicated to helping you have a healthy life and where I pitch in healthy recipes that my family and I eat and drink. To good health!

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