There is a really tasty, great way to stay healthy through the winter months. It's called elderberry syrup and it's way overpriced at most stores. But the good news is you can easily make it at home. But first, let me share with you the wonders of elderberry.
-Boost the immune system
-Protects against bacteria & infection
-Slows down the spread of cancer
-Moderates the digestive process
-Prevents the developement of diabetes
-Reduces the pain & speed of autoimmune diseases
-Helps with weight loss
-Lowers blood pressure
-Contain vitamins A, B, & C
-Provide iron, potassium, phosphorus & copper
-Provide fiber & protein
-Increases gastrointestinal health
The other main ingredient of elderberry syrup is raw, unfiltered organic honey. And made into elderberry syrup it is pure, yummy, deliciousness! You will need to refrain yourself from opening the fridge and continuously sipping from the jar all day. (I'm horrible at that) The raw honey is LOADED with nutrients. There are over 80 different vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants found in raw, unfiltered honey! The honey also has anti-bacterial properties along with being an alkaline food. All of the nutrients, in combination with the nutrients from the elderberries make for a super, immune-boosting syrup! My recipe makes just a little over a quart. And it will keep for up to 3 months in the fridge.
1 cup raw, unfiltered organic honey
2 cups whole organic black elderberries
1 teaspoon clove powder
1 teaspoon ginger root powder
1 cinnamon stick or cinnamon powder
4 cups water
Boil the elderberries and seasonings in the water for 45 minutes. Let it cool, then mash the berries with a spoon. Then, pour through a strainer into a glass bowl, mashing the rest of the juice from the berries. Add 1 cup of honey and stir. Then store in fridge. I mash the berries for 10 minutes, just to be sure I get all the goodness out of them. I use quart size mason jars to store the syrup. To you health!
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