I've been traveling a lot, so my challenge has become how to create a super-healthy breakfast that can be easily packed into a carry-on and eaten on the road (in the car, on a plane, in the airport, or even in a hotel room) that is both delicious and nutrient-packed, so that I feel energized for the long day ahead.
You guys already know how to make the original, so give this decadent superfoods recipe a shot. It contains a ton of nutrients and fits perfectly in a Ziploc bag or your travel cooler bag. And, now that you're comfortable making almond milk, you can easily learn how to make goji berry milk!
- Lithe Museli Ingredients
- 1 c. rolled oats
- 1/2 c. raisins
- 1/4 c. cacao nibs
- 1/2 c. raw cashews
- 1/4 c. goji berries
- 1-2 tbsp. raw honey
- Pre-heat oven to 350°.
- Spread oats onto a large baking sheet.
- Once oven is warm, place oats in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until slightly toasted.
- While oats are toasting, chop the raisins into small bite-sized pieces.
- Once oats are toasted, place them in a large bowl, and then add all other ingredients except honey.
- Mix thoroughly and store in a container.
- When you are ready to eat it, add muesli to goji berry milk, and drizzle with raw honey.
Goji Berry Milk Ingredients
- 4 c. filtered water
- 1 c. raw almonds
- 1/2 c. goji berries
- 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 cheesecloth or nut milk bag
- Soak almonds in a bowl of water overnight (soaking allows nuts to soften and sprout which is easier on the digestive system).
- The next day, strain/rinse almonds.
- Add nuts and goji berries to your Vitamix or high-powered blender along with water. Blend for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Place nut milk bag or cheesecloth in a medium-sized bowl, pour milk into cheesecloth, and squeeze the bag to release the liquid “milk."
- Once the almond meal inside the bag is dry, pour the liquid back into blender and add the sweetener of your choice. Blend for 30 seconds. The milk will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Goji berries (lycium barbarum) are the most nutritionally dense fruit on Earth. They are a member of the nightshade family (solonaceae), which contains many other common vegetables such as potato, tomato, eggplant, and pepper. Native to the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet and Mongolia, the goji berry is now grown in many other countries as well. Although they have only been introduced in Western countries in recent years, gojis have been used for thousands of years both as a culinary ingredient and medicinally.
Unique among fruits because they contain all essential amino acids, goji berries also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. They are also loaded with vitamin C, contain more carotenoids than any other food, have twenty-one trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Boasting 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, there is no doubt that the goji is a nutritional powerhouse.
This amazing little superfruit also contains natural anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal compounds. Its powerful antioxidant properties and polysaccharides boost the immune system. It’s no wonder then, that in traditional Chinese medicine they are renowned for increasing strength and longevity.
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