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Recipes

Elderberry Oatmeal & No’atmeal

January 26, 2019
no'atmeal

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
elderberry

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
Onigiri

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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Holidays Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar: The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Mocktail

December 11, 2018
apple cider vinegar

Our apple cider vinegar isn’t like the others. Flora’s Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shots and Drinks combine our ACV with traditionally detoxifying, freshly ground herbs. Burdock, sheep sorrel, turmeric, blessed thistle, and kelp combine with proven digestion and immunity boosting plants like ginger, elderberry, turmeric, and lemon for a rounded out and amplified apple cider vinegar wellness tonic. They come in conveniently-sized glass-bottled shots for those on-the-go and 17-ounce bottles for the daily dose. ACV may not be broke, but…

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Health Recipes

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

November 21, 2018
cheesecake

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. Print Easy No-Bake Elderberry Cheesecake Bites Ingredients Crust 1 cup pecans or other nut 6 Medjool dates 2 Tbsp salted butter, melted Filling 16 oz (2 packages) cream cheese ½ cup lemon curd,…

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Holidays

Travel Healthy: Keep the Whole Family Well over the Holidays

November 6, 2018
travel

Nothing spoils a holiday trip like feeling under the weather. Being hit with an immune challenge can make you want to crawl into bed while everyone else is lighting the menorah or trimming the tree. Luckily, we’ve got six tried-and-true tricks for keeping your whole family happy and healthy wherever you travel this holiday season. Wash your hands When you travel, you come into close contact with a lot of people in crowded conditions—and you touch what they’ve touched. How…

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Health

The Real Immune Booster You’ve Been Looking For

October 23, 2018
immune booster

We all know that vitamin C is the poster child immune booster. But there’s something else you should actually be grabbing when you feel that pesky cold coming on: probiotics. Why? Because your immune system starts in your gut. Yup, your gut health and your immune system are tied together like two peas in a pod against sickness. “A huge proportion of your immune system is actually in your GI tract,” says Dan Peterson, assistant professor of pathology at the Johns…

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Featured Health

Why Everyone Is Going Crazy for Elderberry

October 2, 2018
elderberry

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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Health Recipes

Gut-Loving Water Kefir with Flora Elderberry Crystals

September 27, 2018
gut

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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Seasonal

Beat Seasonal Issues Before They Start

September 11, 2018
seasonal

It’s that time of the year again! Our immune-boosting, organic Elderberry Crystals (US/CA) can keep you and your family from getting sick before it starts.* Between work and family duties, you and your loved ones can’t afford to let seasonal issues get a hold of you. Feeling that first sneeze beginning to take over? Stop your oncoming cold in its tracks by upping your vitamin C intake, amping up your herbal immune boosters, and pairing that with some good old-fashioned…

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