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Concentrated juice of the black elder tree: not only "sap water"

The concentrated juice of the black elder tree is a powerful elixir that has gained popularity for its immune-boosting properties. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this thick, concentrated juice is a nutritional concentrate that can be incorporated into your daily routine in a variety of exciting ways. In this article, we want to reveal to you the ways and recipes to include it in your everyday life, so that you don't just have to mess with water!

1. Smoothies and cocktails

Enhance your morning routine by adding a teaspoon of concentrated black elderberry juice to your favorite smoothie or protein shake. A pleasant sweetener without added sugar!

Ingredients :

1 cup berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

1 ripe banana

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon of concentrated black elderberry juice

1/2 cup almond milk

1 tablespoon honey (optional, for sweetness)

Ice

Instructions :

Mix all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. If you wish, add more sweetness with honey. Pour into a glass and enjoy your elderberry blast!

2. Yogurt and oatmeal

Drizzle a small amount of concentrated juice over yogurt or oatmeal for extra flavor and a health boost . We recommend: Mix yogurt and oats in a bowl,

pour over the mixture with the concentrated juice of the black elder tree, put fresh berries and sliced ​​bananas on top!

3. Salad dressing

Get creative with salad dressings by mixing black elderberry juice with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a little honey. This unique vinaigrette will not only improve the taste of your salad, but also increase its nutritional value. + also added to fruit salad!

Salad dressing recipe, ingredients :

3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon of concentrated black elderberry juice

1 teaspoon of honey

Salt and pepper to taste

4. Cocktails and soft drinks

Impress your guests with homemade alcoholic or non-alcoholic cocktails with a touch of black elder. At the moment, it is also possible to taste various non-alcoholic cocktail recipes with our juice in the Škūnis cafe, Dārzs zem Saules area!

Ingredients :

60 ml of vodka

30 ml of concentrated black elderberry juice

15 ml of fresh lemon juice

15 ml sugar syrup (adjust to taste)

Carbonated water (for a sparkling cocktail)

Ice

Lemon slices and mint leaves for decoration

Instructions :

Fill a cocktail shaker with vodka, black elderberry juice, fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup.

Shake well.

Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice cubes.

For a sparkling version, top up with sparkling water.

Decorate with lemon slices and fresh mint leaves.

5. Marinades and glazes

Use black elderberry juice as a base for marinades and glazes for meat and vegetables. Its rich flavor profile and health benefits will give your dishes a unique character.

Elderberry marinade

Ingredients :

1/4 cup black elderberry juice concentrate

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh sprigs of rosemary (optional, for garnish)

6. Frozen treats

Make healthy sweets or sorbets by mixing black elderberry juice with other fruit juices or purees. These iced treats are a refreshing way to enjoy the power of elderberry in hot weather.

Ingredients :

1 cup mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)

1/4 cup black elderberry juice concentrate

1/4 cup of water

1-2 tablespoons of honey (adjust to taste)

Instructions :

In a blender, mix the mixed berries, black elderberry juice concentrate, water and honey.

Blend until smooth.

The mixture is poured into ice cream molds.

Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

7. Baking

Experiment with baked goods such as muffins, tarts and energy bars by including black elderberry juice concentrate in your recipes.

Elderberry Muffins

Ingredients :

1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted

2 large eggs

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

30ml of concentrated black elderberry juice

whole berries: blackberries

Instructions :

Heat the oven to 190 ° C. Line the muffin form with paper liners.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

In another bowl, mix melted butter, eggs, milk, vanilla extract and black elderberry juice concentrate.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake cups.

Bake for 18-20 minutes.

decorate with whole berries, we choose blackberries

8. Syrup for pancakes

Dilute the concentrated juice with a little water and optionally sweeten it with honey or maple syrup for a delicious syrup over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.

9. Tea

Improves the health performance of herbal tea by adding a teaspoon of concentrated black elderberry juice. It not only improves the taste, but also provides a boost to the immune system.

Incorporating black elderberry juice concentrate into your daily routine can be a fun way to take advantage of its health benefits. Remember that a small amount is very valuable, because it is so concentrated that only 15-30ml per day will be enough! Whether you want to take advantage of the health benefits of black elderberry or simply enjoy a burst of fruity flavor, this versatile concentrated juice can be your secret ingredient to a healthier and tastier life!

Buy it for yourself too!

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