Smoothies are a great way to get food into a kid that needs to eat but isn't eating. High in nutrients, cool on the throat, easy on the stomach and disguised as a sweet treat - smoothies are the perfect meal for a sick kid.
Whipping up a smoothie in the blender is easy. For me, the hardest part is hoisting the blender off the top shelf in my kitchen. To make the pictured blueberry smoothie I combined equal parts: Frozen organic blueberries, organic vanilla yogurt and 1/2 a banana. Of course it's a smoothie so you can add whatever combination of fruit or fruit juice plus yogurt that you like.
For the stomach flu, aka the runs, our pediatrician recommends a smoothie made of rice milk, banana and a spoonful of peanut butter. Sounds pretty tasty to me.