I woke up to increasingly unsettling news about Swine Flu and a global pandemic. When bombarded with Swine Flu information on every news program, article and blog, you can't help but ask yourself, " What can I do to keep my family safe?"
Like most moms, I'm not the type to just sit around–I have to do something. Stocking up on pantry items gives me some sense of control over the situation. Like all of us, I worry first about my children and how to protect them. As The Sneaky Chef, I've always turned to healthy food as my best weapon against illness – swine flu or any other.
Among the obvious things, like washing hands and covering our coughs, the CDC is also recommending nutritious food as one way to avoid getting the flu. Not that we didn't know that already, but it's nice to see it on their website.
So here’s one of the ways I’m getting more immune-boosting foods into my family – a cold, sweet, refreshing smoothie. It just so happens to be pretty warm here in NY, so I was already thinking about a naturally sweet and delicious treat for my kids to both refresh and fortify them. It's loaded with vitamin C and I'm giving it to my kids every afternoon. I call it the Sneaky Chef Flu Fighter:
Sneaky Chef Flu Fighter:
Makes 4 servings
1 large orange, peeled
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
Juice from one fresh lemon
2 cups pomegranate or cranberry juice
4 tablespoons honey
Handful of ice
Put all ingredients in a blender on high until smooth.
Serve in a tall glass with a straw.
Here's to keeping your family healthy!
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