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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
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
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.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Cook up comfy-cozy goodness!
Fall back in love with delicious, home cookin’ this season. There’s nothing quite like gathering around the table with the family on a chilly night to enjoy a filling meal that’s packed with nutrients, flavor and seasonal ingredients. From butternut squash to barley, there’s a recipe for every fall-inspired craving!
Butternut Squash Goat Cheese Fettuccine Bake
Squash hunger with this easy-to-make pasta dish combined with creamy goat cheese, fried sage and our limited-time-only butternut squash pasta sauce.
Mushroom Stuffed Mediterranean-Inspired Squash
You’ll be stuffed after this dish! Acorn squash is filled with rice, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas and artichokes for a new seasonal fave.
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup
It’s time to break out the slow cooker! This chicken pot pie soup is full of vibrant vegetables, shredded chicken and topped with a tender, flaky biscuit.
Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs
Mama mia! These 100% grass-fed Angus beef meatballs are transformed into a delightful, ooey-gooey dish when stuffed with mozzarella cheese and baked in a savory marinara sauce.
Fall Harvest Salad
Figs, roasted pumpkin seeds, sweet potatoes and dried cranberries come together beautifully to create a fully-loaded fall harvest salad perfect for any day of the week.
BBQ Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Organic sweet potatoes are seasoned and roasted to perfection, then stuffed with tender, tangy BBQ chicken! They’re a simple, easy meal for the whole family to enjoy.
Beef and Barley Soup with Butternut Squash
Let your slow cooker do all the work! This hearty soup is full of fall’s most comforting ingredients like beef, sweet butternut squash, savory mushrooms and barely.
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What’s more refreshing than the crisp, juicy burst of a sweet grape? Branch out of the familiar red and green grapes to explore our unique, seasonal varieties offered only during their short season! Grapes are planted in the late winter and early spring so they are able to grow in the hot, sunny days of summer. Grapes are harvested near the end of summer into early fall. Enjoy them on their own or make them the star of the show on a cheeseboard, tossed in a leafy green salad or homemade jams.
Here are some of the unique varieties to keep an eye out for:
Feeling grape with all your new knowledge? Try these recipes!
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All you avo wanted!
Smash ’em, fry ’em, slice ’em, dice ’em … no matter how you eat ’em, avocados are a favorite for good reasons! Aside from being extra creamy and delicious, avocados are packed with good-for-you nutrients too!
- Contains more potassium than a banana
- More fiber in a single serving than any other fruit (Yes, it’s a fruit!)
- High in antioxidants and vitamins C, E and K
- May support healthy cholesterol levels due to its heart-healthy fat content
How to pick ’em:
Judging by the color alone won’t be much help here … you gotta feel them out! Avocados are ready to eat when they yield to slight pressure, so go ahead and give them a gentle squeeze to ensure they’re good to go! When squeezed, they shouldn’t be too firm or too soft … they should be just right!
Be sure to pick avocados with their tiny wooden knot still attached to the top, as this will ensure that the avocado hasn’t oxidized on the inside yet. If you bring home an avocado that’s not quite ripe, place it in a paper bag to speed up the process. Or, if they’re getting too ripe before you’re ready to use, place them in the refrigerator to preserve!
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Avocados From Mexico™
Creamy, delicious avocados have been imported for U.S. consumption since 1997! Since then, their popularity has swept the nation for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s in guacamole for the big game, or smashed for heart-healthy avocado toast. When you pick up a Hass avocado from the Avocados From Mexico brand, you can enjoy it with confidence knowing they’re always fresh and always in season, 365 days a year. The warm, coastal climate and rich Michoacán soil nourishes over 30,000 avocado orchards each year, supplying over 1.7 billion pounds of avocados!
Growing a perfect avocado
Avocado growers in Mexico have perfected their technique over the years. They take the best of both worlds from the avocado tree, the branches and the roots, and combine them to craft their very own, hand-made plant to grow a delicious Hass avocado. Each new tree takes about three to five years to produce fruit, but they are more than worth the wait! Once they’re ready to be picked, avocados are harvested with a pole and carefully inspected from the shine of their skin to the texture and color, ensuring only the best arrive at your table.
Get your guac on with these fresh recipes!
Spicy Lobster and Shrimp Stuffed Avocados
Creamy avocados are stuffed with fresh lobster, shrimp, vibrant tomatoes and a zesty punch of lime.
Summer Heirloom Tomato Guacamole
Classic guacamole is taken up a notch with heirloom tomatoes and fresh herbs for a flavorful summer dip ready in minutes.
Grilled Avocado Sundried Tomato Pasta
This hearty pasta dish is an easy, quick meal that is incredibly flavorful thanks to the grilled avocado, sundried tomatoes and a homemade, lemon-garlic dressing.
Guacamole Chicken Salad
Tender chicken is shredded and combined with mashed avocado, cilantro, lime juice and chopped tomatoes for a refreshing twist on traditional chicken salad.
Crispy Avocado Tacos
Creamy, baked avocados are coated with crushed tortilla chips on a crunchy whole wheat tortilla for a deliciously light and nutritious meal.
Avocado and Grilled Vegetable Salad
Zucchini, mushrooms, bell peppers, avocados … oh my! If you’re looking for a veggie-packed meal ready in only 20 minutes, this dish is it!