This coconut creamsicle smoothie for toddlers is the perfect snack to help kick a cold, and boost their immune system fast!
When your little one is sick it is one of the worst feelings in the world as a parent. Unless they require medicine to help bring down a fever, sometimes you just have to face the fact that there’s not really anything you can give them to get rid of a cold. But luckily, there are little things you can do to help them feel better.
If you remember last week when we chatted about 5 Essential Questions to ask Before Choosing a Pediatrician, I mentioned that new thinking has led doctors away from over-prescribing medicine to babies and toddlers unless they absolutely need it.
So your baby gets the sniffles and their little nose is all stuffed up. What should you do? If you are still breastfeeding then that’s definitely the best thing you can do for them. Breastmilk is like miracle juice. The antibodies they receive from your milk are like little tiny powerhouses helping them to get better. It’s cool when your husband is a science teacher and can help explain these things to you since you may or may not have payed attention in high school science class.
And hey, even if no one is sick, cause you know, it’s August, this still makes a delicious breakfast.
This nutritious smoothie is packed with cold-buster essentials like fresh orange juice, ground flaxseed and whole milk yogurt. Luckily my toddler LOVES yogurt, so when she’s sick I try to load her (and myself) up with all the probiotics I can!
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Coconut Creamsicle Cold-Buster Smoothie for Toddlers
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Coconutmilk (I like Silk or Califia Farms)
- 1/4 cup Orange Juice (I buy Indian River Florida Orange Juice)
- 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
- 1/4 cup plain Whole Milk Greek Yogurt
- ½ tablespoon ground flaxseed (optional)
- 1/2 cup fresh baby spinach
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk for a thinner smoothie or more yogurt/banana to make thicker.
- When my toddler was on the younger side I used fresh bananas since the frozen bananas make the smoothie much thicker. Littler kids may have trouble drinking the smoothie if it’s too thick!
- You could also pour this mixture into baby popsicle molds and freeze for a treat to help soothe sore throats.
- You can substitute unsweetened coconutmilk yogurt or 1/4 cup avocado to make the smoothie dairy-free.
Disclaimer: This is not a substitute for medical advice. As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a doctor. This post contains affiliate links.