Add immune-boosting goodness to your menu!Black elderberries are a nutrient powerhouse full of good-for-you vitamins and antioxidants, making them a must-have during the changing seasons. Gaia Herb’s new Black Elderberry Tonic is expertly crafted with organic raw honey, organic apple cider vinegar, organic black elderberries and organic acerola to support a healthy immune system.* One small teaspoon of this potent syrup contains more than three grams of black elderberries—that’s over 55 whole berries!
Since black elderberries are naturally sweet and sour, Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic makes a delightfully nutritious add-in for a variety of recipes so you can eat, drink and stay well all season long.
Black Elderberry Tonic Punch
- 5 (32 oz.) bottles Lemonade
- 9 tablespoons (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon) Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup
- 2 (20 oz.) bottles Sparkling water, plain or lime
- Fill a glass with ice.
- Add lemonade, then stir in the Black Elderberry Syrup. Add sparkling water.
Black Elderberry Tonic Iced Tea
- 1 cup Green tea, brewed according to package directions and cooled
- 1 tsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
- Sparkling water (optional)
- A few small sprigs of fresh herbs, such as basil or lemon balm
- 1 Lemon wedge, for garnish
- Pour cooled green tea over ice, then add Black Elderberry Tonic. Stir gently. Add sparkling water, if using.
- Lightly rub herbs between hands until they are fragrant and slightly crushed, then add to the glass and stir gently to incorporate.
- Add lemon wheel or wedge to the side of the glass or squeeze slightly and add directly to the beverage for more delightful lemon flavor.
Black Elderberry Tonic Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup Olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
- 2 tsp. Fresh lemon juice and zest
- 1 tsp. Mayonnaise (optional)
- 1/2 sm. Garlic clove, minced or chopped very fine (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Add olive oil, Black Elderberry Tonic, lemon juice, and mayonnaise (if using) to a small bowl or jar with a tight-fitting lid. Whisk if using a bowl or shake vigorously if using a jar, until ingredients come together and emulsify
- Add lemon zest, garlic (if using), and salt and pepper to taste (at least a big pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper but adjust according to preference). Whisk or shake again to incorporate ingredients.
Black Elderberry Tonic Roasted Strawberries
- 1 lb. Strawberries, washed and hulled
- 3 tsp. Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Tonic
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- 1 pinch Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350⁰F.
- Put the strawberries into a baking dish. Sprinkle the Black Elderberry Tonic, vanilla, and pinch of salt over the strawberries and stir, making sure all berries are covered. Allow to soften/macerate for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- After the strawberries have macerated, arrange them in a single layer in the baking dish and roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes (15 minutes if using a convection oven).
- Remove strawberries from the oven and allow to cool before serving. You can store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for a few days.
- Serve over ice cream, oatmeal, toast with nut butter, yogurt, granola, pancakes, French toast, grilled fish, tofu, or used as a cake topping.