Black Elderberries have a long-held reputation for their immune-supporting properties.* The simplest, tastiest way to integrate this convenient antioxidant source into your day is to add it to your favorite foods.*
Here are some of our team's favorite ways to use Black Elderberry Syrup or GaiaKids® Black Elderberry Syrup every day. (You'll want to use one teaspoon of Black Elderberry Syrup per person-the daily suggested serving-for each of the ideas listed below.)
- On pancakes and waffles. Drizzle on top in place of (or in addition to) maple syrup.
- In yogurt. Swirl a teaspoon into plain, unsweetened yogurt (dairy or non-dairy-we like coconut!), or layer in a parfait with granola, berries and yogurt.
- On oatmeal. Use on top of your favorite warm breakfast; oatmeal, millet or rice congee each provide a blank canvas for the sweet and tangy flavor of Black Elderberries.
- Make into ice cubes. Mix with water, freeze, then add to unsweetened iced tea, lemonade or sparkling water.
- In condiments. The sweet taste can tone down the heat in spicy barbecue sauce, and it adds a layer of flavor to ketchup. Kids will love the purple color, too!
- In tea. Stir into a steaming mug of Bronchial Wellness Herbal Tea or your favorite herbal tea.
- In a smoothie. Add a flavor boost to any smoothie, or dip the rim of your glass to get little ones enthused about a green smoothie!
- In an acai bowl. Swirl on top of your superfood breakfast, or mix it right in before adding your favorite toppings.
- In orange juice. Swirl it in the bottom of a glass before pouring in your morning OJ to create a "Purple Sunrise."
- On ice cream. Drizzle onto a scoop of plain vanilla to make a sundae. Garnish with mint if you're feeling fancy.
- In a glaze. Mix with sriracha or another hot sauce and rub on chicken or tofu for a quick dinner.
- In a kombucha mocktail. Add it to top off a ginger or plain kombucha, for a twist on the classic Kir royale. Or create an Elderberry Switchel by adding it to the traditional apple cider vinegar-based drink.
- In compound butter. Mash with butter, minced basil and orange zest, then spread atop your morning toast or a homemade muffin.
- In freezer jam. Use instead of sugar in your favorite freezer jam.
- On fruit. Drizzle over tart and tangy fruit, like kiwi, Granny Smith apples and pineapple, for a delightful contrast.
We hope you discovered new ways to integrate Black Elderberry Syrup into your daily meals and snacks all season long.