An immune boosting drink.
— honey or agave nectar
Optional: pinch of cinnamon
— * Definitely refrigerate, if using lemon zest.
In a saucepan combine the dried elderberries and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by half.
Turn the heat off and mash the elderberries with a spatula (press towards the bottom and walls of the saucepan, to extract the juice).
Strain into a container. Add the sweetener, cinnamon, ginger and lemon zest (optional).
Calories: 166, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 102mg, Carbohydrates: 43g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 36g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 218%, Vitamin C: 13%, Calcium: 14%, Iron: 1%