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Goji and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl 
with Muesli Topping

September 11, 2017

Goji berries look like little red raisins, but they are not like any other fruit. They are the highest-protein fruit and contain all eight essential amino acids. They are also high in vitamin C, carotenoids and iron, and contain 21 trace minerals. They are not sweet like raisins, so using them in a smoothie bowl is a great way to blend them with other fruit for flavor.

Ingredients Makes 2 servings

1 cup unsweetened almond milk 250 mL
1⁄4 cup dried goji berries, soaked and drained (see tip) 60 mL

1 large frozen banana 1
1 cup frozen raspberries 250 mL
1 large kiwifruit, peeled and sliced 1
1⁄2 cup muesli 125 mL
1⁄4 cup chopped raw walnuts 60 mL

Instructions

  1. Place the almond milk, goji berries, banana and raspberries in the Vitamix container. Secure the lid, remove the lid plug and insert the tamper. With the switch on Variable, select speed 1 and turn the machine on. Gradually increase the speed to 10, using the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades, then flip the switch to High and blend for 10 to 20 seconds or to the desired consistency.
  2. Pour into wide bowls and top with kiwi, muesli and walnuts. Serve immediately.
To soak dried goji berries, place them in a medium bowl and add enough cool water to cover by 1 inch (2.5 cm). Let stand for 1 hour (more if the goji berries are very firm). Drain before using. Be sure to drink the soaking liquid, as it contains flavor and nutrients.
Kiwis are a popular topping for smoothie bowls because they are so pretty when sliced. Try fanning the slices across the top of the smoothie in rows or a circle, then sprinkling muesli and walnuts in the spaces.

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