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Elderberry Syrup with Low Carb Option

A naturally sweetened Elderberry Syrup to use as an immune boosting supplement. NOTE: children under 12 months of age should not consume raw honey.

Course supplement, syrup
Keyword elderberry syrup, immune booster, low carb quiche, supplement
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2/3 cup dried black elderberries
  • 1 teaspoon dried cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated (or 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger)
  • 1 cup raw honey or Lankanto Monk Fruit sweetener for a low carb option (note: children under 12 months old should not consume raw honey)

Instructions

  1. Place water, elderberries, cinnamon and ginger in a pot and bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and place a lid on the pot so that it leaves a little crack for steam to escape

  2. Simmer for 45 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Turn off heat and allow to cool until just warm.

  3. Pour syrup through strainer into a glass bowl, discard remaining elderberries. Add honey or monk fruit sweetener and stir well

  4. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to three months. Mason jars work great.

  5. For prevention: adults take a tablespoon a day. Children take 1 teaspoon a day

    If you have symptoms of cold or flu: adults take up to 2 tablespoons a day. Children take up to 2 teaspoons a day