Sometimes getting supplements in can be tricky, and you need to get creative. I have many a trick up my sleeve for sneaking supplements and medicines into little ones, or to hide the taste and texture from even the fussiest of adults.
One said trick is a good old ice lolly, icey pole or ice pop – depending on where in the world you hail from.
Vitamin C is an excellent nutrient for supporting the immune system – it is antibacterial, antiviral, an antioxidant, supports ovulation to support conception and pregnancy, feeds the adrenal glands during times of stress, aids iron absorption, and so much more.
To make vitamin C ice lollies, you will need:
- 1 serve vitamin C powder per ice lolly
- Coconut water (organic, no added sugar)
- Ice lolly mould (non toxic/BPA free – i.e. food grade silicone)
- Measure coconut water into ice lolly mould and calculate the amount of liquid you will need for your moulds
- Combine 1 serve of vitamin C powder per mould with the amount of coconut water required to fill each mould, mix until well dissolved
- Add mixture to ice lolly moulds through a funnel
- Add lids to ice lolly moulds and place in fridge overnight
- Replace coconut water with fresh pineapple or pear juice
- Add sliced fruit to ice lolly moulds before sealing: try strawberries, raspberries or kiwi fruit, or finely sliced fresh mint
- Experiment with other flavours you or your children like!