Drink Your Wolfberries, Get Healthy!


Wolfberries (also known as Gogi berries) are a high-antioxidant food with a rich nutritional profile, that provide many health benefits for both body and mind. So many health benefits, in fact, that many health experts refer to wolfberries as “superfood berries.”

Young Living offers a wolfberry-based nutritional supplement beverage called Ningxia Red. From the back of the bottle: "Ningxia Red combines the extraordinary wolfberry superfruit with 100% pure essential oils in a powerful, whole-body nutrient infusion. The benefits of the legendary Ningxia wolfberry have been sought after for centuries, and ongoing research continues to yield exciting new health properties."

More specifically, Ningxia Red combines wolfberry puree with other superfruits (blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum), and four essential oils (orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine) – “designed to energize, fortify, and revitalize the body and mind” (from the Young Living Product Guide).

To my palate, Ningxia Red tastes fine, especially when chilled – but I wouldn’t say that I “love” the taste. None-the-less, a few months ago I decided to begin drinking an ounce of Ningxia every morning, after breakfast and with my vitamins. About a month after I started, I was visiting a friend's house on a warm afternoon. She offered me a can of LaCroix lemon-flavored sparkling water, poured into a glass with a shot of Ningxia Red. I was completely amazed at how much I enjoyed it!

Since I work at Trader Joe’s, and Trader Joe’s does not carry LaCroix sparkling water, I set out on a quest to find something that we do carry that would offer a similar taste sensation. I hit gold on my very first try!

One part Ningxia Red and five parts Villa Italia Italian Grapefruit Soda proved to be another delightful combination! Absolutely delicious, refreshing, and much healthier than most cold drinks you might indulge in this summer!

I think I'll be spending this summer exploring additional Ningxia Red combinations! There may be additional recommendations to come!

If you are not yet a Young Living member, contact me to find out how to join – and to then be able to purchase Young Living’s Ningxia Red wolfberry nutritional supplement (as well as their essential oils!) at 24% off retail price!

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