Child-friendly Winter-wellness Drinks

Child-friendly Winter-wellness Drinks

3 Child-friendly Winter-wellness Drinks

Are your kids sick?

Or, do you want to boost their immune system… so they don’t get those nasty bugs going around?

These three Winter-wellness drinks are my go-to during the winter months.

Boosting Vitamin C, giving their gut a kick or helping to keep hydrated – all needed during the winter months.

 

Child-friendly wellness Orange Booster

I grew up with my parents giving me lemonade when I was sick.

A lasting tradition from when my great-great-grandmother would make her own.

While lemonade now is low in nutritional value, we can expand our great-grandmother’s wisdom. Give your child’s vitamin C a boost with this Orange Booster in times of sickness.]

Vitamin C is a key player in immune function

Ingredients
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 Oranges
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp freshly grated turmeric (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp honey (omit the honey if your child is under one)
Method

Mix all ingredients and use as a concentrate.

To dissolve the honey, either give a blast in the blender with all the other ingredients (this also helps the little bits of ginger and turmeric mix in better for younger kids) – or melt the honey in Luke warm water and add to other juices.

To serve

To serve this concentrate add to water, fizzy water or serve as a hot toddy.

I use ¼ of Orange tonic to ¾ water, you may want a little more or a little less…

Gut Lovin’ Smoothie

Food for Toddlers during a cold

Kids can be ‘off’ food during a cold. THis is not a bad thing. But, the first food back should be easy to digest and full of nourishment for their immune system.

Your gut is where 80% of your immunity is. Look after your child’s gut with this smoothie and their immunity will get a boost to help tip the balance of their bacteria to the good guys and they will be back on their feet in no time.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsweetened Kefir (use coconut water instead of Kefir during the snotty nose, lots of mucus colds)
  • ½ Banana
  • 1 handful of frozen blueberries
  • Few leaves of spinach
  • ½  tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp Beet kaavas (optional) 
  • 1 sachet Liposphere Vitamin C (optional)

     

Method

Put all ingredient is the blender and blend until well combined. Serve.

 

 

Kefir – While you can your own either using diary grains or water grains, you can also get unsweetened dairy kefir at your local supermarket)

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Coconut Water

The Perfect Hydration for as Sick Toddler

Ever wonder how to keep a toddler hydrated when sick?

Coconut water is super easy to have on hand and ticks all the boxes when a child doesn’t feel like eating. This drink is great for staying hydrated and it tastes good, so your toddler will want to drink this one. 

Coconut water is a:
  • Good source of lauric acid, which helps to boost immunity
  • Good source of electrolytes, helping your child to stay hydrated
  • Can help fight the bugs causing mild gastroenteritis.
  • Good carbohydrate source to help keep your little one’s energy up when food is off the menu
Where to find coconut water?

Either in supermarket, normally with the water (make sure the ingredients list says 100% coconut water).

Or, use the water out of a young coconut.  Most supermarkets stock this in the fresh produce isle – check out this youtube video for the easy way to open young coconuts.

Tip

If your baby or toddler is refusing everything to drink, first make sure you see you doctor. In the meantime give them some frozen ice-cube coconut water. The cold sensation can be enough to get them through. 

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Child-friendly Winter-wellness Overview

Having a sick child can be frightening.  Make sure you know the signs of anything serious. But if they are just a little off and refusing to eat then make sure you keep them hydrated. Coconut water is perfect hydration for a sick toddler.

When they do show more interest in eating, make a Gut Lovin’ Smoothie – its a perfect come back food for a toddler during a cold.

To help keep the winter blues away, get some Vitamin C into them with the Child-friendly wellness orange booster. 

But, a load of hugs will help and they will be back on their feet in no time. 🙂 

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Find out if you’re making the same mistakes I made first time around. 

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