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12-20-2011, 10:54 AM
I love to support family businesses when I can. BeeYoutiful has lots of informative articles and good products!
But their BerryWell is out of range for us to use as a big family, especially to use as a preventative this time of year.
I found this recipe, on their website, so I think it's safe to share! If you can afford the BerryWell and don't have the inclination to make your own, by all means, do so! But if, like us, you need to find a homemade version, here it is--third post down:
The blogpost she links to has a simpler variation, and I may try pureeing the elderberries like that lady does, but use the recipe of the other one! I don't mind experimenting, and I have everything on hand!
Just thought I'd share as it's "cold and flu season"--and I want to keep us all WELL to go to Florida in less than a month! :D
12-20-2011, 12:10 PM
I'm laughing, Trisch, because that's my post on beeyoutiful.com! I love beeyoutiful.com
I love making my own elderberry syrup! Great immune booster.
12-20-2011, 12:34 PM
LOL! Wonderful! I didn't pay attention to names! I was just so happy to find it!
Thanks for posting it! :D
12-20-2011, 12:43 PM
I've been doing the glycerite version lately.
Thank you for posting this. It was an answer to prayer. Elderberry was the first natural treatment for autism the Lord led me to years ago.
Lately my son has been cycling with a pattern of really bad day/good day like clockwork. It can't be hormones (he's 13) because it wouldn't be that cyclical. I was crying out to the Lord for wisdom and I think I need to get him back on the daily elderberry. Maybe it's a virus that's kicked in.
12-20-2011, 02:56 PM
HUGS to you! It's an answer to prayer for me, too! I loved the BerryWell but just couldn't swing it. I have an Elderberry syrup recipe, but it didn't contain some of the good extras!
I found I do not have the propolis---but I'll be at the HFS tomorrow! ;)
12-20-2011, 03:42 PM
I know what you mean about the BerryWell. It would be gone too fast in our house, too.
I have learned so much about natural health and healing from them and from Bulk Herb Store. I know you follow those same websites, too. I recommend them to everyone I can.
12-20-2011, 03:55 PM
Yep! My 20 yodd bought the Making Babies set--she's the midwife assistant wannabe! :) And we're enjoying the "Pregnant Ladies" as the yummy chocolate/coconut/almond butter no-bakes are called around here! :licklips:
I made the B tincture--gonna have to take that in some tea! WOWZERS! I haven't made an alcohol tincture in forever--bleh!
12-20-2011, 06:33 PM
We made those yummy no bakes as well. So delicious!
Their pumpkin pie tea is the best. It is caffeine free and it really tastes like pumpkin pie when you put honey in it! We drink it constantly.
12-20-2011, 06:47 PM
Oh good! I bought some but haven't tried it yet! :)
12-21-2011, 09:19 AM
I made some elderberry syrup yesterday! I just did a simple recipe with the berries and water and you add honey. Then I added some ginger.
But now I NEED the no-bake cookie recipe, please, please, please!!!!
12-21-2011, 09:27 AM
Misty- They don't seem to have the newest catalog online at Bulk Herb Store. That's where I got the recipe.
I'll type it here for you:
Chewy Chocolate Bars
1 c almond butter
3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes
2/3 c cocoa powder
2/3 c raw honey
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c almond flour (optional)
Place all ingredients in food processor or bread machine and blend until combined. In shallow baking dish, spread mixture evenly to desired thickness. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm. Cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!
12-22-2011, 08:56 AM
Thanks so much! I see it calls for almond flour and almond butter. I just have almonds. Would I need to pregrind some into butter and some into flour before making the recipe or do you think tha tI could just throw the almonds into the foor processor with everything else and call it good?
I'll experiment AFTER my inlaws leave on Mon. They arrive today - about 6 hours earlier than I had planned, so I'd better get to work!!!
12-22-2011, 09:03 AM
We've made them both ways...throwing it all in the food processor and also by pre-making almond flour in the blender. It works either way.
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