Dinner (not really) @ 226 - Sick Kid Diet Part 2: The Recipes

Vita C Salad

1 Pineapple peeled, cored and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
4 Mangoes peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
Juice and zest from 2 oranges
Juice from 1 grapefruit
Juice from 1 lime
1 Tablespoon raw honey

Mix chunks of fruit and pomegranate seeds together. Whisk together orange zest, juice from oranges, grapefruit, lime and honey. Pour over the fruit and mix.

I usually leave this out on the living room coffee table while we're watching a movie, or reading, or resting. You can't get a sick kid to eat a WHOLE lot, but they do mindlessly pick at foods that are left VERY accessible. If your kids are old enough to use them as something other than eye daggers, set out some toothpicks too. It makes it more fun, like a little kid cocktail hour. And fun is appealing.


Sick Girl Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen mangoes
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 of 1 avocado
Juice from 4 oranges
Honey (optional, depending on how sweet your frozen fruit is)

Blend well. It is great to get the calories and healthy fat of the avocado into your sick child, as they probably haven't eaten much of anything else. Also, it gives your smoothie a super creamy, thick texture.


Hungry Monkey Smoothie (not necessarily a sick kid smoothie, but one of our favorites, nonetheless)

1/2 cup ice
3 bananas, chopped
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
1 Tablespoon honey

Blend well.


Sick Boy Smoothie

1 Cup frozen Blueberries
1 Cup frozen Rasberries
1 Cup frozen Strawberries
1 banana, chopped
Juice of 2 oranges

Blend well.


Our Green Smoothie

6 leaves Lacinato Kale, torn
1/2 cup frozen mango
2 sweet apples, cored and cut into chunks
1 banana, chopped
1/2 cup organic, pure Apple Juice
Juice from 2 oranges

Blend well.


A note about smoothies: depending on the sweetness, ripeness, juiciness of the different fruits and vegetables used, the recipes can change. Put in honey, if you don't think it's sweet enough. Add more fresh orange juice, if it needs more juiciness. Feel free to adapt the recipes to fit your family and the fruit they love.

Whip out those blenders, people. And fill those little loves full of fruity goodness. And, take them to the park!!

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