Saskia has been hit with the cold that’s been going around all her little friends, and is a sniffly, cuddly little babe! To help her immune system stay strong and fight off the bug, I made her a special batch of supercharged gummies to snack on.
These gummies are packed full of immune enhancing ingredients:
Good quality, grass-fed gelatin is a potent immune tonic – full of amino acids that strengthen the gut wall (one of your first immune defences) and fuel your white blood cells to seek and destroy pathogens.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Elder (Sambucus nigra) and Peppermint (Mentha piperita) are herbs used together to support a healthy fever. They are often sold as a blend called ‘YEP tea’.
Echinacea (Echinacea spp.) is a winning herb for immune support.
Spirulina is antiviral, and increases energy and stamina.
Recipe: Green Power Immune Gummies!
Infuse 1 teaspoon of each of the four herbal teas (yarrow, elder, peppermint and echinacea) in 1.5 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes, then strain.
I followed Sarah Wilson’s basic gummie recipe, such as the one used here, and simply replaced the raspberries with the 1.5 cups of herbal tea.
Once the mixture cools, stir through 1-2 teaspoons of spirulina powder before pouring into your mould and popping in the fridge.
So easy, surprisingly tasty, and oh so gloriously green!