Having a child with multiple allergies can have it’s heartbreaking moments. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve eaten something and Sweet Baby tries to eat from my plate instead of hers. It kills me, every single time. She used to say “My nummy nums!” and now her new thing is “haaam”. We don’t eat ham often and I don’t remember the last time we did, but whenever she wants to eat something, “haaam”! It’s too darn cute. I wish I could feed her anything and everything.. and my hope is one day she won’t have FPIES. Most children outgrow FPIES by age 3.. so fingers crossed ya’ll. Until then she knows if I don’t allow her to have it she just says “no, no, no’.. Like I said.. heartbreaking.
There’s those horrible moments when I can’t share everything with her, then there’s the best moments when we can enjoy something together. Food is just more fun when it’s enjoyed with someone else. Who wants to eat all alone? I love company. Family, food, friends, it all makes life complete. Some days I just feel as if food is just fuel.. and then there’s days like just last week where Sweet Baby and I enjoyed her first “cider”. While she could probably have apple cider it’s not something I really want to waste a trial on. (We have to trial each and every food – there’s no test or treatment for FPIES) So we got creative in the kitchen with our Vitamix and baby’s safe foods. The end result was quite delicious, healthy, and full of love.
Best of all this cider is raw and full of all the vitamins that you wouldn’t get in a traditional cider. I get to control all the ingredients, which are all organic of course! We add strawberries for a little sweetness since we always buy more of a tart apple. Even if this juice isn’t your typical cider, it’s just as good if not better in our opinion!
- 2 Cups Apples
- 5 Strawberries
- 1½ Cups Water
- Put all the ingredients into your blender (I recommend a Vitamix) and blend for about 2 minutes. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
- Note: When making raw juices it's best to consume within the hour as oxidation occurs and breaks down the nutrients.