Pineapple Frozen Drops – baby cough remedy +6M

Unfortunately the cold/cough/sore throat season just started and no matter how healthy I try to feed the kids and the rest of the family, soon or later somebody gets sick ๐Ÿ™

The worse thing about seasonal viruses is that there is not a magic medicine that brings energy back in no timeโ€ฆit takes days to recover and a lot of patience. Still, there are so many natural remedies that you can use to relieve the symptoms and speed up the recovery ๐Ÿ˜‰

When it comes to cough and sore throat I usually prepare for the kids and myself a special smoothie with pineapple + kiwi + turmeric + lemon + ginger. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare between prepping the ingredients and throwing them in the blender, not bad at all! Inspired by the sore throat smoothie recipe I decided to play a little and prepare something baby friendly (appropriate starting from 6 months!!) + fun + ready to use when needed in no time. I ended up with these super cute frozen teddy bears that you can keep in the freezer, ready to come to the rescue when needed!

Even if the recipe has been designed for babiesโ€ฆmy whole family has been enjoying the frozen pineapple bears last week when we were all under the weather ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here you are some interesting facts behind the ingredientsโ€™ selection, why I chose this particular mix:

Pineapple to relieve coughing and mucus thanks to the bromelain enzyme in it which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Pineapple is also high in Vitamin C that helps to increase the production of antibodies and white blood cells which helps to fight the infection.

Lemon to relieve congestion and keep the mucus thin. Citruses protect the body from cell damage and boost the immune system.

Turmeric has well known antiseptic properties that fight cough and cold.

Kiwi to help fighting infections. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium

Bananaโ€ฆok, the banana doesn’t help to relieve cough or coldโ€ฆbut we need to give some natural sweetness and creaminess to our smoothie or it will be too acidic for our little ones ๐Ÿ˜‰

You might be also interested in knowing which foods to avoid when you or your kids have cold/cough:

  • Dairy products (breastmilk and baby formula excluded as they are the main nutrients for babies under 12 months)
  • Sweetened drinks like juices
  • Dry fruits and nuts
  • Sweets
  • Spicy and oily foods

To prepare the frozen bears/drops you simply need to make a smoothie adding all the ingredients in a blender to obtain a smooth consistency. I suggest to try both the pineapple and the kiwi first to check the sweetness!!

Once prepared the smoothie you have few options:

1- enjoy the smoothie like it is ๐Ÿ™‚

2- fill a gummy bears mold with the smoothie and freeze it for few hours

3- using a teaspoon create as many smoothie drops as you can on a parchment paper and freeze it. you will not need the mold ๐Ÿ™‚

Still, if you are interested in the silicone bear mold, here you are the link: http://amzn.to/2ydK0R4

Also, if you like my blender: http://amzn.to/2i7v0k7

Note:ย 

This recipe is an all-natural homemade remedy that helps relieving the cold/cough/sore throat symptoms, but it is not a medicine. Consult with your pediatrician if symptoms persist and for medical advice.

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Pineapple Frozen Drops - baby cough remedy +6M

All natural baby cough remedy +6M

Frozen cough drops ready to use to relieve a sore throat and help with coughing. 

Ingredients
  • 2 slices fresh pineapple
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 banana
  • 1 kiwi
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger optional
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and puree up until smooth.

    Fill a gummy bear mold with the smoothie and freeze for at least one hour.

    If you don't have a mold, simply create small drops with a teaspoon on some parchment paper and freeze.


4 Comments

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  • Reply
    Amber
    December 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Are these safe for a 7-8 month old? I’m afraid they might be a choking hazard?

    • Reply
      Barbara Lamperti
      January 2, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Super safe, they will start melting from the moment you will take them out of the freezer ๐Ÿ™‚ The size is so small that they will transform into a cold puree as soon as in your baby’s mouth. Let me know if your baby likes them! ciao, b

  • Reply
    Erica
    December 21, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Sent this recipe to a girlfriend that loves home remedies. She made for her 2 girls (5 & 2) and they loved it. The 2 year old, also felt much better after! So I was motivated to make some for my daughter (1), who has a runny nose. Will give to her tonight with dinner. I don’t have any molds, but put the smoothie in a ketchup/mustard squeeze bottle to easily squirt dots onto the parchment. Made a whole bunch and still had some left over to drink!

    • Reply
      Barbara Lamperti
      January 2, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Aww, I’m sooo happy to hear that! We have been taking these drops for few weeks now, as the cold season is hitting strong here too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope everyone is feeling better there!! ciao, b

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