The common dilemma what should I make for dinner? loomed over me like a dark cloud. My poor little girl had a stomach or flu bug; at most she ate an apple and a few crackers that day. I needed something healthy, something easy, and something she might actually eat. Capri will usually take “adventure bites” of anything we make but she was not in the mood and not to blame.
The solution smiled down on me like a ray of sunshine. “Capri, I’m making you a special treat – you get a smoothie for dinner!” She helped create the masterpiece we called dinner, she drank the whole thing, and it was the first time I saw my sick little girl smile all day.
I’m a hardcore fan of homemade chicken soup for sick days, but that day a smoothie worked out better than an abandoned bowl of soup.
Sick Kid Smoothie Solution
- Handful of ice cubes
- Base (milk, coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk)
For extra credit and extra smiles, serve it up on a silver platter with a twisty straw. While the presentation can be fancy, keep the taste plain for an uneasy tummy. If your child is feeling better, and for an extra healthy bonus, add one or more of the following: honey, cinnamon, Greek yogurt, blueberries, strawberries, coconut oil, chia seeds.