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Jello Flu Shots

Have you ever imagined that a fruity treat could be your secret weapon against the seasonal flu? Well, hold onto your spoons because you’re about to discover the most delicious remedy I know!

Traditional flu shots might send a shiver down your spine, but Jello flu shots are an entirely different story. I’m so amazed by them that I can’t wait to share this recipe with you. This jiggly concoction packs a powerful punch of immune-boosting ingredients. They’re not only fun to make but also incredibly effective, and even the little ones can enjoy them.

With ingredients like agar agar, apple, carrot, and echinacea, this natural remedy is going to make the flu season easier. And if you happen to have these ingredients on hand like I did, everything will be quick and easy.

I had some dried echinacea left from my Medicinal Garden Kit planted this spring and was thinking about how I could use it in a new remedy. I got my inspiration from the flu, viral, and immune system protocol from The Holistic Guide to Wellness.

Our gelatinous hero in this recipe is agar agar. Derived from seaweed, agar agar is a plant-based gelatin substitute that sets just like regular gelatin. It’s also a rich source of fiber and can help soothe your digestive system. It contains magnesium, iron, manganese, and calcium as well as numerous antioxidants.

Apple and Carrot: Apples provide essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium that support immune function, vision, and heart health, while carrots offer a hefty dose of beta-carotene, known for supporting a robust immune system.

Echinacea: This powerful herb has a reputation for its immune-boosting properties. Echinacea will help your body fend off infections and reduce the severity and duration of colds and flu. I truly recommend growing it yourself so you can get the most out of it.

Jello Flu Shots Recipe

Jello Flu Shots ingredientsIngredients:
  • 1 cup of freshly squeezed apple and carrot juice (You can use a juicer or blend and strain.)
  • 1 tablespoon of agar agar flakes
  • 1/2 cup of echinacea tea (Adjust to your preference.)
  • Optional: honey or maple syrup for sweetness
  1. In a small saucepan, combine the agar agar flakes and the echinacea tea. Let them sit for a few minutes to soften.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continuously until the agar agar flakes dissolve completely (about 5–7 minutes). Be patient; it will thicken.Jello Flu Shots heat the mixture
  3. Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the freshly squeezed apple-carrot juice.Jello Flu Shots add juixe
  4. Pour the mixture into silicone molds or a glass dish.Jello Flu Shots pour mixture in molds
  5. When you’re all done, you can add honey (optional). Honey is a natural throat soother and cough treatment as well as an excellent remedy, but if you want to keep the enzymes in raw honey, make sure your gelatin mixture isn’t boiling before adding it.
  6. Refrigerate until set (usually within 1–2 hours).

I made this remedy using The Holistic Guide to Wellness as an inspiration. Given the season, I’m quite focused on the flu, viral, and immune protocol, and there are so many combinations you can make with the herbs mentioned there, plus specific foods, physical and mental exercises, stress-relief techniques, vitamins, minerals, herbs, massages, stretches, and detoxes. And since this book has a complete list of ailments, it’s great for every season, so you’ll surely hear from me again with another new recipe! Click on the link to see what protocols are inside.

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Almost unsubscribed. Homemade flu “shot” would be be less alarming

Why can’t you just eat apples and carrots and take an echinacea supplement? I eat apples and carrots daily and still get sick by the way so this seems hardly effective. Echinacea is also not good for people with auto immune issues.

Because kids like to eat jelly like stuff and frankly so do I. It’s more fun to pop a jello jiggler in your mouth than drink or eat carrots.

So, Crisitna, this isn’t for you. Go to another site.

Hi Cristina,

I’m sorry to hear they don’t work for you. You could also try taking an echinacea tincture instead.

Many blessings and good health!

Do you use one cup of apple juice and one cup of carrot juice, or is it just half a cup of each?

Hi Leonard,

The author of this article used 1 cup of each.

Many blessings and good health!

Do you take it every day?


Why do you use just the juice and leave all the probiotic fiber out? It might require more agar agar, but it would better support the good bacteria in your gut biome, which supports overall health.

Does this recipe make just 4 & can you if I make them smaller do they have the same benefit?

Hi Pauline,

It depends on your silicone mold size. Yes, you can make them smaller if you wish and still reap the benefits. Also you can adjust the measurements to suit you and your family.

Many blessings and good health!

Wanted to chime in to alert Folks with auto immune issues who may not know ~ that echinacea is not wise to ingest being that it is an immune system booster. Also the honey is this remedy should most definitely be unheated / unpasturized in order to provide all of the wonderful attributes of raw and / or unpasturized honey

NOTE: READ the instructions. The Honey is added LAST, AFTER the mix has cooled down. So there is no degrading of the honey properties. Be careful so as not to mislead.

How often should you take it?

Thank you, works wonders ❤️

Nice idea & looks yummy … but this look like something that could slip easily down the back of the throat and get stuck. And it looks like something that would likely be given to a child. There is an Asian agar treat sold in Asian supermarkets that is known to be a hazard for exactly that. Please post a warning. I make something similar with elderberry. But I make in a square pan and cut small squares when solidified. I utilize them more like boba in something hydrating. The squares can fit through a wide straw & won’t plug the throat. Hope this was helpful to someone.

Will you share your recipe?

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