Friday, December 27, 2013

Immunity Pops

by Rama Pfeiffer, Founder of Freshly Grown
Used by permission

It’s December right now, but I’ve officially decided popsicles are great all year round. Who doesn’t love popsicles, right? These particular popsicles are great for boosting immunity or for when you or your kiddos are already under the weather. They are packed full of hydrating and immunity boosting ingredients, plus they taste awesome. Win!

Immunity Pops

10 oz. coconut water
2 large oranges, juiced (should make about 5 oz.)
1 1/2 c. tart cherries (mine were frozen)
1/4th c. raw cranberries (optional, I happened to get these in my weekly box)
2 Tbs. crystalized ginger, chopped or 1 tsp. raw ginger, minced
2 Tbs. Elderberry syrup
2 Tbs. probiotics, powder form
1-1 1/2 Tbs. manuka honey or raw honey

Juice your oranges, they should make about 5 oz., then combine your orange juice with the 10 oz. of coconut water so the total liquid equals 15 oz.  Add your liquid to a pitcher so it’s easy to pour. In a blender or food processor add the rest of the ingredients, pour some juice in so it has something to mix with and pulse or blend. Once ingredients are fully blended, you can add everything back into the pitcher. Pour your yummy immunity mixture into your Tovolo popsicle molds leaving a bit of room at the top. Freeze and enjoy. If you have any liquid left, it tastes like a nutrient-packed punch, so don’t hesitate to drink up! Cheers to immunity!

Breakfast Immunity Pops!

Coconut water = Hydration + Electrolytes
Raw Orange Juice = Vit. C
Tart Cherries + Cranberries = Antioxidants
Ginger = Antiviral, antibacterial, soothes stomach, combats inflammation
Elderberry Syrup = Antiviral, antibacterial, fights cold and flu
Probiotics = Beneficial gut bacteria that boosts our immune system and fights infection
Manuka Honey = Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal (in a different medicinal class than raw honey if you want to really kick an illness’ butt and boost immunity, BUT, raw honey will work if you don’t have manuka on hand. I highly recommend investing in manuka honey for your holistic medicine cabinet. Treats a multitude of ailments. Read more here.)

 For the popsicle molds, I use these. They’re great.
Immunity Pops! | Freshly Grown