A healing cheap smoothie to aid an upset stomach. Great for little ones and adults too.
Eva has been poorly the last couple of days with a tummy ache. It is nearly impossible to get a toddler to take any kind of medication so she wasn’t getting any better. She absolutely loves all fruit so I thought a smoothie would be a great way of getting some extra healthy goodness into her. I couldn’t go out and buy ingredients because at this point she didn’t even want to leave the sofa, so I used just what I had already.
4cm fresh ginger, grated or 1/2 tsp of ground ginger
2 chopped up bananas
80g strawberry yoghurt
Put all ingredients into blender, put in a splash of milk and blend. Keep adding milk until you have the desired consistency.
Ginger is well known to help with sickness but it also soothes the intestinal tract. It is not suitable for under twos and it is advised that you do not have it for more that four days in a row.
Bananas are full of potassium which helps with dehydration and are easy to digest. They also contain pectin which aids bowel movements. (sorry!)
Yoghurt is rich in potassium, calcium, protein and B vitamins, including B-12. Research shows yoghurt strengthens and stabilizes the immune system.
Smoothies are great for using up any fruit that you won’t get to eat so instead of throwing it away mix it all together for a smoothie or even blend it up with fruit juice.
I used strawberry yogurt just for the taste since strawberry and banana go so well together.
The milk I use is whole milk but you can also use almond or even ice cream if it’s a hot day.