I've got a couple of kids home sick today, and one of them asked for a smoothie. I was hesitant to oblige him, because the last thing I need right now is somebody losing their berry smoothie all over my white couch. But he did need to get a little something in his stomach.
So I thought for a moment about what are some of the classic things we are taught are good for upset tummies, and realized that I could make a smoothie out of those. Here is a very simple tummy soothing smoothie. It's not the tastiest smoothie I've ever made, but really it's not bad, and hopefully is just the thing that a little tummy needs.
Tummy Soothing Smoothie
- 1 cup organic apple juice
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- a handful of ice cubes
Put everything in a high powered blender and process until the oats are all blended in. If you let it sit for a few minutes the oats will absorb a little of the liquid and thicken up the smoothie a bit.