So my little one has been at home with the snots and sniffles for a few days. Yeah Lucky me!!! Just let me clarify he in no way resembled a sick little boy, with the exception of boogers running down his face ( And yes he did try to lick them whenever he could- Disgusting I know!!!) he was as highly energised as ever and on a mission of destruction.
So in an attempt to get him well ASAP, We had plenty of fresh smoothies every day!! We would start off the day with some warm herbal tea and a bit of honey, somehow we managed to use 7 tea bags each time to make one cup of tea…
To say my days were not so productive would be THE Understatement of the year ( Ok excluding the year 2020)
The first day I nearly slipped and killed myself after he had poured dish washing liquid on the floor. He then added water and proceeded to “Clean up” and then he started on the cupboards. By that time half my utensils and pots were on the floor and there was chocolate smeared on multiple surfaces. I wanted to cry , But instead I gave him a hug , (Of course he wiped his all but clean face on me) and started laughing.
So my thoughts holy cow he's eaten chocolate ( dark , sugar free and organic) But still not appropriate for a sick kid. Quick smoothie to balance that out.
Citrus orange and mandarin with powdered ginger and turmeric. Went down like a charm.
The second day I was trying to get a few things done and he was not exactly bothering me (WARNING _ Usually that's not a good thing!!!) So I didn't look into it. However when I did - I found him with a sharp object engraving my stainless steel benches!!! YEP Playtime was over..
So distraction time ….. Lets make a smoothie….
Fresh green apple juice with fresh ginger, blended with strawberries. Wow this is one of my personal favourites. We both downed it.
The third day , I must admit he looked mighty fine to go to school but we still kept him home just in case. Needless to say no one got anything productive done as he was on a mission to play , play and play all day. (Rightly so - He is 3 and a half) So our smoothie of the day was a fresh juice with carrot, green apple , celery and a squish of lemon. He drank it , although he admitted he liked yesterdays better.
That evening as we were getting ready for bed and reading a few books ( Its a night ritual we have) I kiss him goodnight. After some huggies and I love u , I get up to leave. He whispers mummy I'm going to be sick tomorrow as well so tell the teacher I wont be going to school….
Fourth day , he went to school, screaming and crying ….
I did make him a smoothie to take with him on the go.
Actually he calls it his ''coffee frappé''
Blend some Ceylon cinnamon with raw honey, water and coconut milk.
We stopped crying and started drinking.
He went to school and we were all happy!!!!
If you would like to make any of our delicious smoothies you can find the recipes below:
Happy Juicing and Blending !!!!
Citrus Mango Smoothie
Citrus Mango Smoothie:
400 ml orange juice
400 ml mandarin juice
25 grams mango
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
Apple Strawberry Smoothie
Green Apple and Strawberry
800 ml green apple juice
1 inch fresh ginger juiced. (more if you like it spicier)
350 grams frozen strawberries.
Carrot & Apple Juice
Carrot and Apple
Juice 5 green apple
3 large carrots
2 celery stalks
Squish of lemon juice
We use a slow juicer as you can get more juice and it actually maintains the full nutrients and enzymes.
Ceylon Cinnamon Frappé
Ceylon Cinnamon Frappé
1/2 to 1 tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
1 Tsp Honey (Sweeter of choice)
125ml Coconut Milk
125ml water ( Or you can add more coconut milk and omit water)
1/2 Tsp probiotic powder (Optional)