“Smoothie”ing Out Fevers with Children’s Advil & A Smoothie recipe

November 12, 2015

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With the change in seasons and the cold air coming there are colds and sickness in the air. Recently, my youngest son Max developed such a fever that we had to take him to the hospital because of a high fever and croupy cough. While the doctors were able to give him a steroid for the coughing they recommended doses of Childrens Advil (Ibuprofen) for effective fever and pain relief.

When we left the hospital I realized we didn’t have any Children’s Advil at home so on to Walgreens I went to pick up the needed pain reliever.

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The Children’s Advil was located in the back of Walgreens with an overhead label that read “Children’s Medicine.” I realized at first that the Children’s Advil came in chewable tablets in grape flavor but decided to go with liquid medicines since my toddlers were just starting to get use to the texture and taste of liquid medicines (where as before this year they hated taking medicine). I opted for the Children’s Advil Berry Liquid Flavor as Max (and all of my children) love berries.

Max was feverish for awhile and eventually my other two toddlers began to develop a small fever as well. To help the babies feel better I made sure they took the prescribed doses of Children’s Advil and had plenty of liquids. Because children need plenty of liquid intake while having fevers I thought it would be fun to create a Raspberry Banana smoothie, as one of these drinks.

Below are the ingredients I used:

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Raspberry Banana Smoothie: (yields 5 servings)

What you need:

  • Blender
  • Ice
  • Banana (can use more than 1)
  • A pint of Raspberries (or could use more)
  • 5 cups of Apple Juice (or could use more)
  • *DO NOT* INCLUDE THE CHILDREN’S ADVIL in the mix

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There is no particular order for adding the ingredients however I started with the fruit since I knew my toddlers would try to get their hands on these before making them into the smoothie.

So in the banana went.

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Then I poured in the pint of raspberries.

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Next I poured 5 cups of Apple juice over the fruit

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Lastly I poured in the ice.

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Next I put the lid on the blender and hit the “Blend-Smoothie” button on my blender for less than a minute and shook the blender a little by hand to be sure it mixed well.

I felt it would be fun to serve the smoothie in mason jars with green straws. For some extra taste I added a few raspberries that we had in our fridge into the smoothie. The children enjoyed the smoothie. Below I got little snap shots of my boys enjoying their smoothie.

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The nourishment of the liquids (plus essential vitamins) made for a cool and refreshing drink to help in that time of sickness. By the following morning the toddlers were doing much better, fevers had broke and Max’s croupy cough was no more. #FightFever

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What are some things you do to help your children (or self) feel better when there is sickness or fevers?

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  • Amy Ann November 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Sounds like the perfect cure!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Mary Murnane November 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    So adorable! Hope he’s feeling better. Great recipe.

    Mary
    http://www.marymurnane.com

  • Elements of Ellis November 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I’m going to have to remember this for when I have kids! Can adults use it too?! lol 🙂

    http://elementsofellis.com/

  • Shann Eva November 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    That’s such a great idea. My kids never want solid food when they are feeling icky, but I want them to get something nutritious in to help them actually get better. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Becky @ bybmg November 12, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    What a delicious and simple smoothies!

  • Brooke @ Silver Lining November 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Yum! So do you add the advil into the smoothie, or just serve it separately?

    • garaytreasures November 12, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Hey Brooke, I did not add the Advil into it, I just served the Advil separately. Although if your child is having a hard time taking straight up medicine you could mix it in, if they can drink the whole smoothie to guarantee they get the dosage needed. Thanks for asking!
      Rachel

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom November 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Those smoothies look so good! I am sure it was the perfect temptation to get them to drink down some liquids. This time of the year is so bad for fevers and sickness! Bleh!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • natalie November 12, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    SUPER CUTE!

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    Natalie Off Duty

  • Shaunacey November 13, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    smoothies are perfect for when littles are sick, this one sounds yum!

    http://www.confessionsofafrumpymommy.com

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom November 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Smoothies are such a great way to get liquids into little ones! And lots of fresh fruit too! #client