Elderberry Good Girl Moonshine. Immune boosting and delicious. This is the perfect sipper for those germy winter months.
Being a mom of 4 makes immune support very important to me. When one of us gets sick normally it goes through the whole house. Fortunately, my kids rarely get sick. I make sure they have a balanced diet, take a couple immune boosting supplements, are regularly exposed to healthy germs, and are active daily. About once a year we all get some sort of sickness. Last year we got the flu which was pretty darn awful. But at least it wasn't a stomach bug. Those are brutal.
When Rodger from Norm's Farms contacted me and I took a peek at their website I could barely contain my excitement.
Norm's Farms sells Elderberry Extract which is naturally sugar free!
When I started Trim Healthy Mama I wasn't sure what to do since the elderberry syrup I've made in the past was mostly honey. Now I have an excellent alternative.
If you are making this for your kids and don't mind if they have a little honey this Elderberry Syrup is a great recipe to try!
I decided to use my new Elderberry Extract to make a classic Trim Healthy Mama drink: Good Girl Moonshine. This has ginger and apple cider vinegar which both have health boosting qualities as well. Adding the Elderberry Extract to those two just takes GGMS to a whole new level.
Want to learn more about elderberries? Here is some information courtesy of Norm's Farms:
Elderberries are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and are known for boosting the immune system. While the exact mechanism of how elderberry stimulates the immune system is not fully understood, scientists generally agree that elderberry's high concentration of certain kinds of antioxidants, called bioflavonoids, are probably involved.
Elderberries Contain Powerful Amounts Of: * antioxidants * vitamin A * vitamin C * vitamin B-6 * thiamin * riboflavin * niacin * folate * calcium * iron * magnesium * phosphorus * potassium * copper
You can visit Norm's Farms to purchase Elderberry Extract by clicking here. They have several other elderberry products and even sell elderberry cuttings. I may try growing my own elderberries! They offer free shipping over $49.
Elderberry Good Girl Moonshine - Low Carb, Sugar Free, THM FP
12 oz cold water
2 teaspoon elderberry extract
1 - 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon fresh ginger
sweetener, to taste (I used 2 tablespoon of my sweetener blend)
Combine all the ingredients in a small blender. Pulse to mix. Pour over ice and enjoy!
- 12 oz cold water
- 2 teaspoon elderberry extract
- 1 - 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon fresh ginger
- 1-2 tablespoon Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- Combine all the ingredients in a small blender. Pulse to mix.
- Pour over ice and enjoy!