Whenever Atti or I go to the dentist, or when he’s had a particularly challenging day at therapy, or basically just whenever I feel like we’ve earned a little reward, we go to the drive in and get milkshakes. Atti calls these his “special drinks” and other than cheerios they are the only thing I’ve never seen him turn down. He loves these so much I think he’s be willing to make himself sick to get one. But milkshakes aren’t exactly great for sick kids. All the sugar, all the dairy, plus they’re not really offering him a ton of anything to help him get better. So I decided to make a version perfect for sick days that was light on the bad stuff, and loaded with fresh fruit and juice to cram him full of Vitamin C. This special drink will get him feeling better in no time.
Fresh Orange Creamy Slush
1 can pineapple chunks, drained
2 clementine oranges, peeled
1/3 C milk
1 C fresh orange juice
8 ice cubes 1 T sugar (optional)
Toss everything in a blender and whir until smooth. Makes about 16 oz.
Atti drank his glass, his dad’s glass, and I had to fight him off of my glass too. The next time I need to keep him hydrated and he turns his nose up at everything else, I think that this icy treat will be the medicine we both need.
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