Next I threw together an immune-boosting smoothie: banana, almond milk, sunflower seed butter, coconut oil, chia seeds, a tiny bit of cocoa powder and honey, and a whole lot of food-based Vitamin C powder - Nature's Way Alive Vitamin C Powder is a must-have. It is made from organic acerola fruit, organic goji fruit, organic kiwi fruit, organic alma fruit, and organic manioc root...and you can use just as much as you need. He loved the smoothie, and I felt good about filling him with easily digestible nutrients. Just what he needs! Keeping foods light and blended (broken-down) leave the energy that would be used for digestion for germ-fighting instead. Also, remember to make each thing you can get into ailing kids' mouths count by keeping it nutrient dense.
|LtoR: "5th Chakra Tea" by Mountain Rose Herbs, Immune-Boosting Smoothie, Nature's Way Alive! Vitamin C Powder, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Nourish Organics Chest Rub (Heat Pack in Front)|
For more helpful hints on how to both prevent and speed-up the "yuckies," check out my previous posts:
Eschew The Flu (Shot or Not)
Home Remedies (Call Me Crazy)
For those wondering what's on the menu for lunch...gluten-free toast topped with coconut oil, chicken broth with added garlic, scallions, and seaweed (minced or strained out before eating), and mashed winter squash. All with more tea, of course!
I hope these tips have helped. May the force be with you this school season!