This tasty elderberry juice made with orange, pear, and turmeric can help you prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms this season.
Elderberry syrup is a 2000+ year-old natural remedy and preventative for fighting viruses and illnesses. It’s so effective, it was out of stock in most stores when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit last year. Elderberry juice (or syrup) is also a key ingredient in this delicious juice recipe.
That’s right. You won’t need to go through the trouble of concocting homemade elderberry syrup (unless you really want to). No fresh elderberries or frozen elderberries are needed to make this juice. All you need is your juicer — no cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer required.
Why We Love This Elderberry Juice Recipe
We list the primary health benefits in all of our juice recipes, but this orange-pear-elderberry juice tops the charts.
Every ingredient in this juice was hand picked by our in-house chef, and not just for taste. He only chose ingredients that pack a huge punch when it comes to antiviral and medicinal properties.
Let’s run through some of the major health benefits:
- Supports immune system health. That’s thanks to the elderberry, oranges and pears. Also, turmeric contains a compound called curcumin, which is known to have anti-inflammatory properties that help boost immunity.
- High in vitamins and minerals. There’s a boatload of vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium and manganese in one glass.
- Anti-inflammatory. Almost every ingredient is known for reducing inflammation in the body.
- Rich in antioxidants. The three main ingredients have a ton!
- Aids digestion. That’s mainly thanks to the inclusion of fresh ginger and lemon juice.
Like most Goodnature juice recipes, there is no added sweetener except in the base elderberry juice (the manufacturer included organic agave). If you do want to sweeten it, try adding some raw honey, maple syrup or agave — but be sure to go easy on it!
Note: One of the ingredients, sea buckthorn oil, is optional. Include it for an extra boost to your immune system. Click here for more info on sea buckthorn oil.
Making Your Own Elderberry Juice or Elderberry Syrup
We use store bought organic elderberry juice when we make this juice and it tastes fantastic. However, if you’d like to DIY, here are some helpful recipe links to make elderberry syrup (simply forgo the sweetener to make elderberry juice):
- Happy Healthy Mama’s Elderberry Syrup – This recipe requires boiling water with dried elderberries, cinnamon sticks/powder, dried cloves and fresh ginger. You’ll also need raw honey and a strainer.
- Wellness Mama’s Elderberry Syrup Recipe – This one also requires a hot water bath for dried berries and the same ingredients, but it includes an instant pot option.
- Detox Inista’s Elderberry Syrup – Dried elderberries (from Amazon, in this case) are once again submerged in several cups of water at high heat. There’s a helpful, 1-minute video in this one.
Note that you can freeze any of these homemade recipes for a longer shelf life. And, again, you can leave out the sweetener in any of these recipes to get elderberry juice (which is what we used) rather than syrup.