This is the second post courtesy of a very special AIP person indeed. She's my 11 year old daughter, writing with your children in mind. Here's her first.
Imagine a Christmas scene. The fire crackling, tree smelling of pine needles and citrus, and the iPod is playing 'Frosty the Snowman'. Imagine putting your hands around a hot mug, sitting by the twinkling tree and the cats aren't climbing up it (like they did a few years ago 🙂 ).
Imagine a Summer camping scene. Singing songs around the campfire, roasting AIP marshmallows and sleeping under the stars.
This drink tastes really nice, of strawberries and warmth. It makes me feel cosy, like there's a fire inside of me. Boys won't have to worry about it being all pinky and too girly for them because it's brownish in colour, like weak hot cocoa. Most of you, if not all of you will really enjoy this .. and your Mums and Dads will be trying to steal your cup and drink it themselves if you're not careful.
I know loads of times when I've thought 'ooh I feel like I need some ☕️ chocolate' because it's so nice. But I can't have chocolate because it's not AIP and anyway you need milk to make it. So now when I drink this recipe, I don't feel left out.
School's finished now for the holidays and this is my last post this side of Christmas. Maybe even the New Year, we'll see! So I want to wish you all the best of health, happiness and healing on your Autoimmune Holidays. I hope they run smoothly and tastily. Thank you all so much for your support. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Kate x
fireside hot strawberry drink
(serves 2 children)
Put the coconut milk and water into a small pan and bring up to the boil. Get a grown up to help you with that part.
Put all the other ingredients into a high speed blender and get your grown up to pour in the hot coconut milk.
Blend till completely smooth. Make sure you leave the feeder cap open so steam can escape, but put an oven glove over the top or else it may explode out of the blender. Pour into two mugs and enjoy. Don't forget to watch out for the grown ups as you drink!