Black elderberry (sambucus nigra) is known for its immune-boosting properties. We’ve taken this a step further by adding black elderberry syrup to a soothing, vitamin C-rich mixture to make elderberry pops.
- 4 bags organic echinacea plus elderberry seasonal tea or other echinacea tea
- 3 ½ cups freshly boiled water
- 4 tablespoons raw honey
- 4 ounces black elderberry syrup, about 1/2 cup
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon ionic zinc (Trace Minerals) (1/4 teaspoon x 12 servings (50 mg each, 455% RDV) = 1 tablespoon) (optional)
- Place tea bags in a large glass measuring cup or bowl. Pour boiling water over the bags. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes, or as directed on package. Remove tea bags and gently press any liquid from the bags back into the cup or bowl. Allow to cool until it is still hot to the touch, but not too hot.
- Stir in the raw honey and allow to dissolve. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Refrigerate until very cold. Stir again, then fill popsicle sleeves. Lie flat or in a shallow pan and freeze until firm – 3 to 4 hours, or overnight.
- Enjoy one popsicle per day to boost immune system to prevent or soothe a cold or sore throat.
If you are new to elderberry or echinacea, consult your physician before consuming.
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