Morning Immunity Elixir

Morning Immunity Elixir
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  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 chai tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8th teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8th teaspoon turmeric
  • small pinch black pepper
  • small pinch sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon elderberry syrup (link for brand in post)
  1. Heat water in a small sauce pot till simmering. Add chai tea bag and simmer 1 minute. Add lemon juice, spices and ginger and simmer another minute. Remove from heat and add elderberry syrup. Stir to combine and serve.
  2. OPTIONAL: Add 1-2 teaspoons raw honey for extra sweetness, and/or a splash or coconut or almond milk for creaminess
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  • Vanessa Pate Roberts

    Just wanted to mention the lemon is not listed in recipe. Love your recipes!

    • Thank you Vanessa! Not sure how I missed that but I just changed it! 🙂

  • paigecorbin

    Cannot wait to try this!!! I couldn’t find the link for the elderberry syrup, which one do you recommend?

  • Sarah Katherine

    This sounds wonderful! I am alllll about fighting illness like this – Whole Foods also carries great Elderberry/Zinc lozenges. I don’t know 100% if they work but have taken them the past few times I’ve gotten sick and it seems to reduce it by a few days. Also in regards to the insomnia portion, I’ve struggled with something of the sort for years as well but what is your opinion on melatonin? I know melatonin naturally occurs in your body and didn’t think it was bad for me (I’ve taken it off and on/randomly for years) but lately when I do I get very groggy in the mornings (5 mg dosage). And I get a normal 8-9 hours of sleep at night. What are your thoughts? (Also I realize this is an absurdly late post – just discovered your site!)

    • Laura Lea Bryant

      Hi Sarah! No worries, I love all comments at all times! I have taken those Elderberry lozenges and I think they do work. I usually take them when I feel myself coming down with something. Regarding melatonin, I actually take it myself! I take 5 mg, but I don’t feel groggy in the morning. It’s not ideal, as I’d love for my body to be making all the melatonin I need, but after years of insomnia and much harsher medications, I don’t worry about it in the slightest…personally! I’m not sure why you feel differently with it now–I’d have to suggest seeing a medical professional to understand that better!

  • Katie

    Can you make this ahead of time and store in the fridge to reheat when needed?

    • Laura Lea Bryant

      Yes! Just make sure to stir it again before drinking

  • Katie

    What brand of elderberry syrup do you recommend? I couldn’t find the link in the post