My hubby was abroad traveling on business for a couple of months and returned home at the end of last year. He brought home with him a pretty bad cold, runny nose, sneezing, stuffy head…. you know, the works. He was basically helpless for about five days. That would have been fine, but he passed that awful cold right on to me right after he got better. I had the same symptoms, maybe a little worse, and for the same amount of time. My mother bear instincts kicked into high gear as I was sick. I didn’t want our son to follow the pattern and get ill after me.
I went straight to the source and started working on his immune system. I began with Emergen-C. My only challenge was finding a way to sneak it into his food or drink consumption, as the kid is a very picky eater. Even though Emergen-C comes in all types of wonderful flavors I still knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task to get him to drink it straight.
I sent his dad to Walmart to see what flavors of Emergen-C they had, and of course he calls me from the store saying they have all the flavors. He says “They have raspberry, the boy loves raspberry.” I give him the green light to go with the raspberry flavor ($4.47) and ask him to pick up some strawberries while he’s there. He comes home with the Emergen-C and strawberries and watches as I combine the two ingredients in the blender along with some water and a little bit of sugar. He asks “What are you doing?” I give him a knowing one eyebrow raised look and say “Making agua de fresa, our boy’s favorite. He’ll drink it up and never know we added a little aid to building his immune system.”
Our son didn’t catch our nasty cold, and he loved his agua de fresa (with raspberry Emergen-C, wink).
Ingredients Agua De Fresa:
- 1 – packet raspberry Emergen-C
- 1 1/2 – cups strawberries (stem cut off)
- 1 – cup water
- 1/2 – tablespoon sugar
- Place all ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve in a cup and drink immediately.
- Enjoy and do your best to keep a nasty cold away.