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Embrace Winter Wellness with Elderberry Tea

As we navigate the hustle and bustle of December, we should consider incorporating elderberry tea into our daily rituals. Whether we are seeking immune support, a remedy for winter ailments, or simply a comforting beverage, this age-old remedy proves to be a delightful and healthful choice during the season of celebrations. 

Elderberry is renowned for its immune-boosting properties, thanks to its rich content of antioxidants and vitamins. Should the seasonal sniffles catch up with us, elderberry tea comes to our rescue. Its antiviral properties have been known to alleviate symptoms of colds and flu, providing relief from congestion, sore throat and cough. A warm cup becomes our soothing companion on chilly nights. 

Here are a few other ways to incorporate elderberry into our day.  


Warm up our December with this delightful elderberry tea elixir. Steep a bag of elderberry tea in hot water, adding a teaspoon of honey, a squeeze of lemon and a dash of cinnamon for extra warmth. Rich in antioxidants, this cozy concoction not only soothes our senses, but also provides a boost to our immune system during the winter months. 


Create a healthy and delicious treat by infusing our chia pudding with the goodness of elderberry. Mix chia seeds with elderberry tea, allowing them to soak overnight. In the morning, layer the pudding with fresh berries and a drizzle of honey. Not only does this breakfast delight our taste buds, but it also offers a nutritious punch, supporting our well-being throughout the December chill. 


Blend together 1 cup of frozen mixed berries, 1 ripe banana, a ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 Tbsp of elderberry syrup and a handful of spinach. Add a splash of almond milk and ice cubes, blend until smooth. This delicious smoothie not only tantalizes our taste buds, but also packs a powerful immune-boosting punch. 


Create a refreshing and healthful beverage by infusing water with elderberries and oranges. In a pitcher, combine a handful of elderberries, sliced oranges and a few sprigs of fresh mint. Allow the flavors to meld in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Serve over ice for a hydrating and antioxidant-rich drink. 

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