Easy Elderberry Smoothie Recipe May Boost Immunity & Fight Cold & Flu Symptoms by 30Seconds Health


Easy Elderberry Smoothie Recipe May Boost Immunity & Fight Cold & Flu Symptoms

Got elderberries? 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

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup elderberry juice 
  • 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

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Recipe Notes

  • Elderberry juice is available in health-food stores or by clicking link below.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a blender. 
  2. Pulse until smooth. Serve.

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 355

Total Fat: 1.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 7mg

Total Carbohydrate: 89.7g

Dietary Fiber: 16.8g

Total Sugars: 61.8g

Protein: 4g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 72mg

Iron: 4mg

Potassium: 774mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Oh, wow! Didn't realize this about elderberries and will need to check it out. This recipe sounds delicious. Bonus that it's healthy and may help fight the flu!
Gwen Johnson
What does elderberry juice taste like?
Smoothie Recetas
Looks great, I will give a try the next time.

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