The immune booster powerhouse, elderberry, is known as one of the top antiviral herbs on the planet. Health benefits of the elder plant include: naturally improving colds, the flu, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, allergies and more. This elderberry recipe is great for relieving cold and flu symptoms and for just plain old boosting your immune system.
MAKES: about 4 cups
4 cups first ferment
2 tbsp dried elderberries
2 tbsp dried or fresh squeezed blueberries
3 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp powder or 1 drop food grade essential oil
1/4 tsp cinnamon, cinnamon stick or 1 drop food grade essential oil
1/4 tsp ginger spice or 3 slivers fresh ginger
- Make the first ferment and leave the jar in a warm place for 24-48 hours.
- Strain the grains and add the ingredients to the swivel top bottle with the first ferment water kefir.
- Seal up the swivel top bottle and leave it in a warm place for 24 hours for the second ferment.
- Open slowly, strain and enjoy!
NEED TO KNOW:
You can purchase elderberries in Canada and the United States online at Organic Matters or ask for them at your local health store.
This refreshing soda will give your body a big boost of vitamin C, vitamin A, over 30 billion LIVE probiotics, magnesium, B vitamins, folate, vitamin K, electrolytes and enzymes.
Refrigerate immediately and it can last there for up to 6 weeks.