This time of year is when my daughter and I start catching the dreaded colds. I know it’s inevitable, but we also learned a great way to keep it at bay with a few immune boosting recipes. The reason I say it’s “immune boosting” is that we add a little bit of Maty’s cough syrup. Now I know you may be thinking, “What? Cough syrup added to a recipe?”, but let me tell you it not only helps to boost that immune system it is so delicious as well.
Margot and I recently made a batch of Blueberry Banana Oatmeal that we added some Maty’s natural cough syrup. Their syrup is filled with all natural ingredients, and can easily be substituted for things like maple syrup or honey. That’s why I thought this recipe would be perfect for it, and it’s so easy.
Immune Boosting Blueberry Banana Oatmeal
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup water
- ½ cup milk
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon of Maty’s Cough Syrup
- First add the oats, water, milk and half of a thinly sliced banana into a medium-sized saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and cook until the oats begin to bubble. Then stir until oats are cooked and creamy (about 3 minutes).
- Next, remove the pan from heat and then stir in the brown sugar and vanilla.
- Pour the contents into a bowl and top with the remaining half of sliced banana, blueberries, and Maty’s Cough Syrup.
Thank you to Maty’s for sponsoring this post, and for having the most amazing, natural products that I trust to use with my child. All thoughts and opinions are my own!
Every week I use an app on my phone to determine what size the baby is, how the baby’s body is developing, and any common pregnancy symptoms this mama may be feeling as well. It always amazes me to see the different senses baby is developing, and how this little human is continually growing inside my own body.
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