Elderberries are well known for their anti-inflammatory and nutritious properties, and you can eat them, in some form, every day! Some people take elderberry elixir daily to aid their immune system, but sometimes you want to spice things up and change how you consume this delicious fruit. Let’s give you some ideas!
First, what ARE elderberries?
Elderberry refers to several varieties of the Sambucus tree, a flowering plant belonging to the Adoxaceae family. The most common type is Sambucus nigra, the European elderberry or black elder. Sambucus nigra can grow up to 30 feet tall and has clusters of small, white flowers known as elderflowers. The berries are in small blue-black bunches and are pretty tart but be sure to cook them before eating. Dried berries or juice are used in folk medicine to treat influenza, infections, headaches, and nerve pain.
Elderberries are a low-calorie food that is packed with antioxidants. One cup of fresh berries contains just over 100 calories, 52mg of vitamin C, and 10 grams of fiber. They are also a good source of phenolic acids and flavonols and are rich in anthocyanins. Elderberry elixir can help fight the flu, reduce cold duration, and reduce inflammation in the body.
Sweet! Now, what are your ideas?
Mixed into your favorite breakfast: You can add fresh elderberries, elderberry jam, or elixir on top or mix into your oatmeal, acai bowl, or yogurt!
Add it to your tea: You can stir elderberry elixir into your hot tea to start or end your day. You can also add fresh elderberries or elderberry elixir to a pitcher of ice-cold tea for your next brunch!
Change up your BBQ: Some BBQ recipes involve mixing BBQ sauce and jams (usually grape) so try mixing elderberry jam instead!
Add it to your morning smoothie: Add fresh elderberries or elderberry elixir to your morning smoothie. Try this Immune Boosting Smoothie recipe!
Make a Purple Sunrise: Add some crushed fresh berries or elderberry elixir to a bottom of a glass of orange juice and give it a quick mix. It’ll be tasty and become a beautiful blend of orange and purple!
Jam it up: Put our elderberry jam on a piece of toast, on top of pancakes, or a delicious homemade muffin!
Happy Hour: Use elderberry elixir as a mixer in your next cocktail or mocktail! Try this Immune Boosting Elderberry Cocktail!
Delicious Dessert: Instead of store-bought syrups, try elderberry elixir or jam on top of your next bowl of ice cream!
You can take elderberry products daily, even multiple times a day, but remember that this only refers to high-quality elderberry products! The following is the recommended dosage of our elderberry elixir:
Ages 13+: 1 Tablespoon daily
Ages 1-13: 1 Teaspoon daily
Now get out there and try our elderberry elixir and jams in these delicious ways! Give them a try and let us know how you liked them! Feel free to contact us with any questions, check our website for more helpful blogs, or shop our delicious elderberry products!