For generations, Elderberry has been used for its immune-supporting qualities.* These blue-black berries are sweet and fruity, so they’re a great way to introduce anyone to herbs.
Even though we know how delightful Black Elderberry tastes, kids can be a tougher sell. If you have a hard time trying to get your little ones to try new things, we understand. It can take a few tries to learn to like anything new, herbs included. (For what it’s worth, adults usually love Black Elderberry right away!)
We’ve rounded up some fun ways to add this amazing immune, sinus and respiratory booster to your child’s everyday routine.*
Here at Enzymedica, we use the ElderCraft® European Black Elderberry, which comes in a unique formula and delivery system that is tasty and kid-friendly (for children ages 4+). ElderCraft is made from Black Elderberries grown in southeastern Austria, a region known as the country’s “green heart” and renowned as the world’s finest source of Sambucus nigra (Elderberry). The unique extraction process does not require any solvents whatsoever!
This maintains the phytonutrient fruit matrix of the berries, providing a rich source of anthocyanins, polysaccharides, berry micronutrients, and more. All these phytonutrients deeply support the immune system.*
What this means for you — and getting your kids to try Black Elderberry — is that our convenient packets are great-tasting but also portable and quick-melting. The powdered packet format means you can get creative with how you use them. Try one of these ideas — or one of your own!
Sprinkle On Their Favorite Foods.
Enzymedica’s Black Elderberry plus Probiotics & Zinc are small and manageable (awesome whether you’re at home or on the go), and the Elderberry formula is a fine powder. Since they melt quickly, the packets are perfect for sprinkling on foods for a fun burst of color and flavor.
The sweet taste of the Elderberry pairs well with so many of your kids’ favorite foods… with the added benefits of an immune boost!*
- Sprinkle over sorbet, fruit salad, or ice cream.
- Add to a PBJ, on top of the jam.
- Serve it on top of applesauce.
- Sprinkle it on apple or banana slices, pineapple chunks, halved grapes or peach slices.
- Shake it on top of a bowl of plain or vanilla yogurt. Then, encourage kids to use a spoon or toothpick to create swirly designs before digging in. The color turns a plain bowl of yogurt into a vibrant masterpiece they’ll love eating. This is a time when it’s definitely acceptable to play with food
Have Fun with It.
Remember back to your childhood and all the sugary candy you loved? Black Elderberry is definitely not a candy, but the flavor is reminiscent of two retro treats. Think about Pixy Stix, those paper sticks packed with tangy, sweet powders, and Fun Dip, the packets of flavored powders with a sugary stick for dipping.
Well, Black Elderberry packets melt quickly, with a tasty powder that’s a no-sugar-added version of those classic candies. Let your kids try sprinkling it right on their tongues (under adult supervision, of course). Or, serve the packet with a couple of apple slices for a healthier “dip.” (And, like all Enzymedica products, there are absolutely no artificial colors or flavors!) Taking Black Elderberry has never been so fun.
Blend it Right in.
This tip is good for picky palates and for anyone who wants an added burst of berry flavor in a meal or snack. Our immune packets can easily be put into a shake or smoothie once a day for your child’s immune and digestive health.*
Here are a few more ways to blend in some Black Elderberry:
- Stir into morning orange juice.
- Stir into milk for “magic” purple milk.
- Mix into juice, then freeze in ice pop molds.
- Add to gelatin and pour into fun molds.
- Mix into maple syrup or honey when you’re serving pancakes for breakfast.
- Stir into your child’s favorite nut butter for a tasty dip for crackers, pretzels or banana slices.
Sometimes you need to get a little creative to get kids interested in healthy habits. But, once the seed of good health has been planted, those habits could serve them well throughout their lifetime. By learning to enjoy new foods and supplements, kids are building a foundation of healthy eating and taking care of their well-being, and parents are finding new ways to promote healthier eating in a new unique, fun way.