Oh, dear: So the little tyke had a bit of a stomach bug this week. Monday morning, immediately after feeding him, he began projectile vomiting (sorry, I know this is a food blog). The next few hours was a series of cleaning, bathing, redressing, vomit, repeat. Not fun!
The poor little guy couldn't keep anything down and I knew I needed to keep him hydrated. So I went to the fridge to see what magic elixir I could create from our bare shelves.
We had a bag of NY apples, a nub of fresh ginger and I spotted the maple syrup.
Here's what I did:
3 apples, peeled and diced
2 Tb ginger, grated
1 Tb maple syrup
6 cups water
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender, puree.
- Adjust sweetness to your liking.
The juice worked like a charm! Cormac loved it and I was relieved to finally find something he could keep down.
The possibilities are endless here! You can use pears, melons, grapes, berries, etc. I don't know why it never occurred to me before to make fresh juice this way - very satisfying!!