Apricot Goji Gelato

Raw Diet Recipes: Apricot Goji Gelato

Apricot Goji Gelato - YUM!

I often get sweet cravings at night, when I really shouldn't be eating at all. We were lucky enough to find apricots at a local orchard just a couple days before. So I made this as a way to satisfy my sweet tooth while making sure I wasn't taxing my digestive system before I went to bed. This scrumptious, fruity, slightly tart gelato is so incredibly nutritious you can indulge all you want without feeling guilty.

Apricots are very high in beta-carotene, which your body needs in order to produce vitamin A. They are also a good source of vitamin C and vitamins B2, B3, and 5. They provide nutrients that help support your immune system, are a great source of anti-oxidants, as well as fiber. They also provide calcium, iron and zinc.

Goji berries are a nutritionally-dense superfood. Among other things they contain more protein than any other fruit. You can read more about the health benefits of goji berries here.

2 bananas, peeled and frozen
50 g dried goji berries, soaked overnight
4 fresh apricots, stones removed

Drain goji berries and reserve the soak water. Break banana into 3-4 pieces and add to blender. Add apricots and goji berries to blender. Blend until smooth, adding goji soak water a little at a time if needed. Drink any extra, it's delicious and nutritious, and will keep for several days in the fridge.

Kitchen tips:
I always try to keep frozen bananas on hand. They are great in smoothies, as a base for raw vegan ice cream (or gelato) and it's a great way to deal with ripe bananas. I try to find bananas on special, and then buy up big time, or order a whole box of organic bananas at wholesale prices. Freezing them is a great way to preserve them until you need them.

Goji berries are better soaked over night, but in a pinch you could soak them for a couple of hours before making this dessert.

Serves 2-4

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  1. Donna says:

    Great idea, they would be great after a swim. They would be refreshing the way you did them with more water added. I bet they really power you up again. Thanks for coming back to share that idea 🙂

    • Kristina K says:

      Indeed! I have just been exposed to the incredible benefits of adding Goji berries to one’s diet. Who knew they were so awesome?! I’ll def. have to try this recipe as Gelato. Since we have just transitioned into being Vegans, I have been craving Gelato lately! Thanks again!