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All Things Elderberry

November 24, 2020

If you’ve noticed that elderberry is suddenly everywhere, you’re not imagining it. This herbal superhero is popping up all over store shelves and social media feeds. Last year, it was the third best-selling herbal supplement in the United States — with good reason. This stuff works! But how much do you know about this intriguing plant? We’re here to spill the beans about the history, fun facts, and science around elderberry. Elderberry History and Folklore Cultural beliefs around an herb…

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Elderberry Lemonade

September 24, 2020

Recipe and image courtesy of Lindsay Young, @eatyoungnutrition Lindsay Young @eatyoungnutrition is a nutritionist and lover of food from around the world. She’s passionate about making healthy, home cooked food accessible and approachable for everyone. She hosts workshops in her home town, Kelowna, sees clients and works as a recipe developer and food photographer.

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Immunity – It Works A Lot Like Teamwork

September 22, 2020

Moving Forward, Working Together, and Raising the Bar This fall, we are all pretty much moving on with our lives, although if we’re honest, some of us may feel like survivors from a movie where an asteroid has hit the planet. The events of this year have impacted some more than others, and I hope humans can pull together like a team to support one another. Most of us want to get on with things, but we wish to feel…

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No-Bake Elderberry Treats

April 30, 2020

Cheesecakes, ice cream, cupcakes – I can’t name just one because these little bites of deliciousness can be named all three! With a creamy filling + a crunchy base, they’re jam-packed with healthy fats + immune-boosting properties thanks to elderberry crystals! Michelle Garland @plentyfullme is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner who graduated with First Class Honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Vancouver, BC

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Elderberry and the SARS-CoV-2 Virus

March 27, 2020

We’ve been noticing lots of interest in our elderberry products over the past few months and wanted to respond to various concerns and misinformation being shared with respect to elderberry, the SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19, and immune health. This is a complex topic, but we wanted to share a few things to clarify. Elderberry has been shown in research to interfere with influenza viruses and support overall immune health. It has a long history of traditional use and enough clinical trials to…

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The Power of Elderberry

February 4, 2020

If you’ve made it this far into winter without you or someone you love being flattened by an immune challenge, you may be feeling victorious. Don’t celebrate just yet though. The peak season for winter gremlins is January-February and doesn’t end until April, meaning we’ve still got at least another month or two before we’re out of the woods. You’ve probably already got tissues and vitamin C stockpiled, but there’s another item you’ll want to add to your winter wellness…

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Fight Against Flu Season With an Easy Elderberry Brekkie Bowl

January 8, 2020
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There’s nothing better than a nutritious-and-delicious brekkie that can be thrown together in flash! Not only does this elderberry bowl look pretty, but it tastes great and is packed with antioxidants, healthy fats, protein, and probiotics too! It’s also suitable for vegan, gluten-free, paleo, and keto diets. For today’s recipe, I used Flora Elderberry Crystals. These crystals are extremely versatile and easy to use. I love adding them to overnight oats, smoothies, chia pudding, popsicles, bliss balls, gummies, and yogurt bowls…

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Jammy Breakfast Muffins

November 20, 2019
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Lindsey Young is a registered holistic nutritionist, advocate for intuitive eating, and functional food recipe creator. For the original hot cacao post and more delicious recipes, follow her on Instagram @eatyoungnutrition and visit EatYoungNutrition.com.

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Healthy Popcorn – 3 Ways

October 23, 2019
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Popcorn is healthy. Or unhealthy… even dangerous, all depending on how it’s done. The Good Popcorn kernels are always non-GMO, fiber-rich whole grains. If you like eating popcorn at night, I have good news. Corn kernels contain the amino acid tryptophan which can boost serotonin, the “happy” neurotransmitter. Because it can even help us have a good sleep by producing melatonin, the evening is my favourite time to eat foods rich in tryptophan. This amino acid gets into our brain…

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Elderberry Chia Protein Pudding

September 26, 2019

I absolutely love chia pudding. It’s nutritious and delicious and can be thrown together in just minutes (literally minutes!) the night before for a quick and easy breakfast, snack, lunch, or dessert. Not only does this elderberry version look pretty, but it also tastes great and is packed with antioxidants, fiber, healthy fats, protein, and pre- & probiotics too!  It’s also suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, and keto diets. Chia seeds have a mild nutty taste and are rich in fiber,…

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Elderberry Crystals & 25+ Ways to Use Them

September 17, 2019
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Elderberry: the most popular way we know to stay healthy—and for good reason! You know you want more elderberry goodness in your life and adding Flora Elderberry Crystals to food is the easiest, most versatile way to get your dose. We’ve searched the internet to collect some creative ways to get your elderberry boost. Here are over 25 of our favorite ideas: Drink It Up In this simple Gut-Loving Water Kefir or swirled into an elderberry kefir drink In a…

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Autumn Elderberry Immune Bars

September 12, 2019
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You may be a worrier, or maybe not. If you’re a parent, when a toddler decides to suck on a dog toy or shopping cart handle, you may panic, or you may shrug, saying “That should help develop their immune system.” I’ve seen both reactions. Regardless, when our daycare or school-attending kiddos take “sick days,” we may worry—about their immunity, missing learning activities, feeling terrible, potentially infecting others, and causing us to take unplanned “sick days” too. Resilient, healthy children…

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