It’s October, and during the last 10 days sickness has hit our house in it’s annual timely fashion. Together my three girls had the combined symptoms of sore throats, fevers, aches, coughs and the general need to be cuddled and offered something special.
These immune boosting popsicles made by me were just the trick, yummy, healthy and a feel good treat for the kids and the mom who was feeding them.
They are made with berries that are packed with antioxidants, orange juice with the benefits of vitamin C, protein powder that gives an energy boost to sick tired souls with lack of appetites, probiotics to add healthy bacteria to their little guts to fight off the bad germs (especially my littlest one who was on antibiotics for strep throat) and echinacea that works as a natural antibiotic.
Here’s how to make these little goodies, that can be enjoyed all season, in sickness and as a preventive measure.
Recipe for Immune Boosting Popsicles
In a blender or food processor, put in 1 combined bag of frozen organic strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, 2 bananas, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 tbsp of infant/toddler probiotic powder (like this), 2 scoops of egg white protein powder (like this) and blend until creamy.
Pour into popsicle molds and add a 1 tsp. squirt of echinacea (like this) per popsicle.
Freeze, then enjoy them over and over again. Or if you don’t want to wait until they are frozen, they are perfect as smoothies too.
The key to getting them out of the molds is running the frozen popsicles, from top to bottom, under hot running water.