Have a picky eater in your house? Check out these tips & tricks on getting them to love their daily dose of elderberry syrup!
You’ve probably already heard all the hype around elderberry syrup, and there’s a good reason for it! It boosts your immune system and can help keep you healthy all year round.
From one momma bear to another, I'm sure you're just as worried about school starting and all the germs that come with it. I'm all about the extra immune support to keep my babies healthy — and ease my worries.
Because we’re on the same boat, I’m sure you’ll have questions when it comes to dosage, benefits, and how to get your kiddo’s daily dose in — especially if they’re a picky eater.
We’ll go over everything you need to know and some of our favorite recipes with elderberry syrup added right in, making it even more delicious.
First, let’s talk about what elderberry syrup actually is and its many benefits.
What Are Elderberries?
Elderberries are tiny berries that grow on elder bushes or elder shrubs. The berries are usually dark blue or black and grow in clusters.
They’ve been used for generations to treat a variety of illnesses. Elderberry's history dates all the way back to 400 BC and Hippocrates who was known as the “Father of Medicine.” He called the elder tree his “medicine chest.”
He was onto something!
Elderberry Syrup Health Benefits
These little berries are packed with flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that boost your immune system.
Flavonoids are antioxidant agents that protect your body from toxins and stressors.
They’re chock full of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. They also contain antiviral agents, which are so strong they are thought to deactivate viruses.
That leads us to the most popular health benefit of elderberry.
Elderberries have been shown to shorten the duration and ease symptoms of colds and flu.
There’s nothing better than being able to provide natural and safe relief for your kids when they’re under the weather.
Here are the top benefits of elderberry syrup:
- Boosts your immune system
- May reduce symptoms and duration of colds & flu
- Provides a boost of vitamins
- Delivers a dose of superfoods
- Helps tame inflammation
- May lessen stress
- May protect the heart
That’s why I founded Elderberry Queen — to help you and your family get a boost of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants in just one simple dose of my Organic Elderberry Syrup.
To live every day healthy and thriving.
Our Elderberry Syrup is made with seven simple and organic ingredients:
- Aronia berries
- Apple cider vinegar
That’s it! No fillers, thickeners, added sugar or artificial ingredients.
How to Take Elderberry Syrup
There are many different ways to take elderberry syrup.
The obvious and most common way is by spoon or in a small glass to drink.
We always recommend taking your dose daily as an immune booster, not just during the cold and flu season but throughout the entire year!
Here’s what we recommend based on ages.
Ages one and two: take 1-2 tsp.
Ages three and up: take 1 Tbsp.
If you feel you’re getting sick, use our recommended intensive dosage.
Ages one and two: 2-4 tsp twice a day.
Ages three and up: 2-3 Tbsp twice daily.
There's power behind a consistent daily dose.
It foundationally builds your overall health, keeping you strong enough to fight off those nasties that are always going around.
Daily Dosage & Picky Eaters
Have a picky eater in your house?! Don’t worry.
Getting your kids to take their daily dose doesn’t always need to be from a spoon or a cup. It also doesn’t have to be a fight.
So, how do you get your kids to love their daily dose and actually look forward to it?
It’s easier than you think to slip their daily dose into some of their favorite foods. It adds a burst of flavor and a pop of color. They won’t even care about taking their daily dose once it’s deliciously placed in one of their favorite foods.
Here are some of our favorite kids’ foods to add elderberry syrup to.
Don’t forget about these delicious drinks either!
Just add the suggested dosage on our bottle, stir and know you're killing it as a parent!
The elderberry syrup adds the perfect combination of flavor and sweetness to whatever you add it into.
Easy Elderberry Recipes
Guess what? It gets even better.
We’ve created and personally tested the most delicious everyday recipes that have elderberry syrup pulled right into them. Making all of your favorite foods immune-boosting and nourishing!
Here are a few of our favorites!
CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI BREAD WITH ELDERBERRY GLAZE
This easy chocolate zucchini bread recipe is moist, rich and will remind you of the best chocolate cake you’ve ever had.
ORGANIC BLUEBERRY ELDERBERRY JAM
This delicious jam is homemade, immune-boosting and 100% organic. This recipe requires no canning, no added sugar and no pectin.
ELDERBERRY BAKED OATMEAL
This recipe is made only with wholesome ingredients and feeds the entire family. It’s insanely tasty, easy to make and loaded with nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
NO BAKE ELDERBERRY ENERGY BALLS
These little balls of energy are a favorite in my house and seem to disappear faster than I can make them. With just seven ingredients, they're packed with protein and are gluten-free and dairy-free.
ELDERBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL
This nourishing bowl of deliciousness packs a nutritional punch in one simple recipe. Easy and ridiculously satisfying.
Enjoy Your Daily Dose
Always remember to mix it up and have fun with your kiddos’ food. Eat the rainbow and take pride in knowing you’re fueling your family’s bodies with what it needs!
I hope you enjoyed these delicious elderberry syrup tips for your picky eaters. We want to see your entire family happy, healthy and thriving!