Moms are always writing me to ask for holistic home remedies, so I figured I would share the hot beverage we’ve been sippin’ in my household. This immune boosting hot chocolate recipe includes the immune supportive herb astragalus, the medicinal mushroom reishi, plus the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E which are necessary for natural cold & flu prevention. Even better — it's super rich and delicious -- a treat your whole family will love!
Elderberry syrup is an effective botanical for preventing - and shortening the duration of - the common cold and flu. This antioxidant-packed berry contains vitamin C, A and minerals.
To support the immune system, take elderberry syrup regularly throughout the fall and winter months. It is safe for the whole family - including kiddos and pregnant or nursing mamas. If you do get a cold or the flu, you can ramp up the dose (see below) to shorten the duration of your illness.
I’ve mentioned recently here and on social media that I’m trying to scale back and change my coffee/caffeine consumption habits.
I’ve talked through this with clients and friends quite a bit (people get deliriously curious when you bring up dietary changes. Particularly when those dietary changes involve less coffee. Moms be like whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!), so I thought I’d outline what was going on with me that forced my hand with this decision.
This concoction is so simple that it barely warrants a "recipe"; however it's such a tasty treat that I couldn't not share. I've been whipping this up every day for the past couple of weeks for the fam. Hattie is a spice junkie, so she just loves it. She really thinks she's a superstar drinking out of her own straw.
So I've been sort of off the grid for the past few months with my blogging and recipe posts. I'm 18 weeks pregnant and I went through about 10 weeks of brutal nausea and morning sickness (however, please keep in mind that "morning sickness" is the ultimate misnomer because that shit lasts all day). I won't bore you with pregnancy details; suffice it to say my food world was rocked for close to 3 months.