Easy Elderberry Smoothie Recipe May Help Boost Immunity & Fight Cold & Flu Symptoms by 30Seconds Health
Elderberries have long been used to fight the flu, colds and even upper respiratory infections, according to WebMD. Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is the dark purple berry from the European elder tree. It has a long history of use for cold and flu symptoms. According to a National Library of Medicine article, two clinical trials using a liquid elderberry extract (Sambucol®, Israel) showed a reduction in symptoms and duration of influenza infection.
WebMD also notes that the berries and flowers of elderberry are loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that may help boost immunity and reduce inflammation and stress. Pretty amazing!
This easy elderberry smoothie recipe not only contains potentially immune-boosting elderberry juice, but also vitamin-C rich grapefruit or orange, raspberries and blueberries, and even mango. The healthy ingredients are blended until smooth, poured into a glass and enjoyed. Sip on this refreshing elderberry smoothie recipe for breakfast or as a snack or even dessert.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 to 2
- 1/2 cup elderberry juice (available in health-food stores or by clicking link below)
- 1 large grapefruit or 1 large orange, juiced
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup ice cubes
Here's how to make it:
- Put all the ingredients into a blender.
- Pulse until smooth. Serve.
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