I am fascinated by food.
The beautiful array of colors, the different smells specific to a world of cultures, the endless combination of flavors... Its safe to say that I have an obsession with all things culinary.
Aside from the sensory overload of fresh, rich ingredients, there's a whole group of foods that is so incredibly GOOD for you.... Its called SUPER-food.
So - If you are what you eat... why not be super?
Lets talk today about the Gogi Berry.
The dried Gogi berry is absolutely delicious. A rich coral color (due to its incredibly rich carotenoid content - containing more than any other known food source) when dried, becomes a beautiful addition to shakes, salads, desserts and much much more.
In addition to having more beta carotene than carrots and more vitamin C by weight than oranges, the Beijing Nutrition Research Center found that Gogi berries also contain 18 amino acids, 21 trace minerals, vitamin B1, B2, B6 and vitamin E. Theses super berries also contain essential fatty acids, iron, fiber and protein!
[Lauren Rae Rule: Only go for snacks with less than 5g of sugar.]
For being so little they are jam PACKED with nutrients. It is a fruit and therefore contains more sugar than most healthy snacks (which is something I like to keep an eye on). However, 1/8 c makes for a great snack and contains only 6g of sugar in addition to all those rich nutrients!
I'd usually insert a fabulous recipe here -- but I just eat these suckers right out of the bag. You can purchase them at any Whole Foods as well as online.
Add Gogi berries and get INSPIRED WELLNESS with Lauren Rae :)