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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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PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet

June 19, 2019

That peanut butter and jelly flavor… in brownie form. Totally refined-sugar-free and high in both fiber and protein with the added benefit of Elderberry Crystals. Don’t wait for your birthday to make this. Half birthday, quarter birthday, Tuesday… all great occasions to make this skillet! PB & Elderberry Brownie Skillet June 19, 2019 by metova Category Recipes Persons Selfishly, one… Realistically, two Ingredients 1 cup cooked or canned black beans, rinsed & drained 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates soaked in 1/4…

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Elderberry Oatmeal & No’atmeal

January 26, 2019

Supercharge your comforting bowl of oatmeal (or no’atmeal) and brighten your day with the addition of Flora Elderberry Crystals. This superfood bowl is a perfect way to bring you through winter: it supports your immune system against seasonal issues and provides purple-hued health-promoting antioxidants.* Simply prepare your oatmeal as normal, add a scoop or two of Elderberry Crystals, and stir to dissolve. You can sweeten and/or top it in your favorite way. Need more direction? Our preferred method would be…

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Family Health

Elderberry for Winter Wellness: Research Roundup

January 15, 2019
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This time of year, it seems no matter where you go—grocery stores, elevators, public transportation—someone is sneezing or coughing. Not to mention preschool pickup! Did that kid really just wipe his runny nose with his hand and then grab the doorknob? It’s enough to make you want to retreat into your house with a bottle of sanitizer and stay inside until spring. Well, there is an alternative plan that might leave you and your family a little less stir-crazy. Elderberry!…

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Onigiri & Pickled Ginger with Elderberry Crystals

January 8, 2019
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We are loving this DIY pickled ginger. It’s a no-fuss, no-cook, easy-peasy pickle. Pickled ginger, often called sushi ginger, is a warming and versatile complement to a variety of dishes, brightening up root veggies, buddha bowls, and our favorite, onigiri (rice balls). Unfortunately, it usually has artificial color, sugar, and aspartame. Not this homemade version! It’s a pickle fit for a cleanse! It’s a snap to make with just a handful of ingredients, too; ginger, vinegar, salt, and elderberry crystals….

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Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Bites – Vegetarian & Gluten-Free

November 21, 2018

These cheesecake bites have a conversation-starting WOW factor great for a holiday potluck: On-trend color Immune-boosting elderberry Everybody loves cheesecake! I love the addition of elderberry. Good cheer and holiday spirit aren’t the only ‘infectious’ things that spread at holiday parties; this way, you’ve got some protection. Easy No-Bake Elderberry Cheesecake Bites Notes ^ If making lemon curd from scratch, aim for a dense texture. If you do not have lemon curd you could try ½ lemon juice ½ maple…

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Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

October 2, 2018
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Elderberry has become super popular lately. Bottles of elderberry capsules line the health food store shelves, crafty moms are blogging about how to make your own elderberry syrup, and chefs are incorporating the dark purple berries into everything from crumbles to coulis. What’s so great about elderberries? They’re nutritious. Elderberries are packed with vitamin C, boasting a whopping 87 percent of the Daily Value (DV) in a one-cup serving of fresh fruit. They’re also full of free radical-fighting phytonutrients such…

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Gut-Loving Water Kefir with Flora Elderberry Crystals

September 27, 2018

Why are more and more of us experiencing an imbalance in gut bacteria? The answer is complicated and very unique to the individual, but there are factors that contribute to a decreased microflora and ways to counteract this. The prevalent use of antibiotics, especially for a prolonged period of time, chronically, or starting from a young age have a huge impact on our gut bacteria. While antibiotics certainly have their place in the world of medicine and have saved many…

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Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta with Elderberry Crystals

August 2, 2018
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Are you feeling fancy? This Meyer Lemon Panna Cotta is the perfect way to impress when it comes to dessert. While panna cotta might sound complicated, we’ll let you in on a little secret: they’re actually super easy! Our friends at Bites and Bashes crafted this seasonal summer delight for us to show off just how well Flora Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) can work in a sweet dish. After all, these organic crystals aren’t just immune boosting and high in antioxidants, they’re…

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Seasonal Travel

The Summer Travel Checklist You Really Need

June 12, 2018
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From catching a bug en route to your dream destination to indulging in some unsettling local eats or the unhealthy airport snacks along the way, there are all sorts of ways your summer travel plans can be dashed if you aren’t prepared. Don’t fret, our fail-safe travel health checklist has everything you need to keep on keeping on and enjoy summer travel to the fullest. You don’t wing your travel plans so don’t wing your health. Travel like one of…

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