GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Elderberry has been a buzz word in the health food industry for a while, famed for its immune boosting properties.
People love to take quick shots of elderberry juice when they feel a cold coming on.
So Good So You, makes juice shots you've probably seen in the refrigerated section at places like Lunds & Byerlys and Kowalski's, and they just released an elderberry shot.
Founder Rita Katona joined us from her kitchen to share some elderberry-based recipes.
Apple Elderberry Soup
1” fresh ginger root, peeled and diced
1 cinnamon stick (or ¼ teaspoon cinnamon)
1 small shallot, diced
1 small beet, chopped
½ apple, cored and roughly chopped
½ tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces veggie broth
2 ounces elderberry juice (or SGSY Elderberry Immunity shot)
½ apple, cored and cut into thin wedges
Heat the olive oil and sauté ginger and shallot for 4-5 minutes until softened.
Add beets and apples and sauté 1-2 minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil, cooking everything on medium heat (a low boil) until tender, approximately 10-12 minutes.
Remove cinnamon stick at this point, if using.
Transfer to a high-speed blender and puree until smooth.
Transfer back to the pot along with apple wedges.
Cook another 5-10 minutes until the apples are softened to liking.
Finally, stir in the elderberry juice, and season with salt & pepper to taste.