As humans, we all have tummy troubles from time to time. (All you non humans would enjoy this recipe too, but just for yummy reasons, because clearly you are an alien.. I mean, do you even have a stomach?)
There are a few foods that can really help when you are having digestive upset: bananas, oats, and ginger are 3 of the great ones. So making a healthy drink using these ingredients was a reasonable next step for me. Now there’s no need to consume all the sugar in cola or ginger ale, and no one wants to stand over the sink with 2 cups swishing soda back and forth to flatten it. (I hope some of you had the same experience and get the reference. That was the only time I remember having soda at home as a kid, was when I was sick and my mom would flatten the soda for me)
The end result ended up tasting delicious, and a little bit like eggnog. In a delicious comforty way.
How bananas, oats and ginger help your stomach when it is upset: Bananas contain potassium, which is an electrolyte that can be depleted if you are having a sick stomach. They also contain fiber and pectin that can help bind things up. Ginger calms the stomach and reduces naseua. Oats are easy to digest, are a prebiotic food (which means it helps feed the good bacteria) and contain fiber. Chamomile tea has also been shown to help relieve stomach upset and pain.
- 2 cups Chamomile Tea (cooled)
- 1 Banana (frozen)
- ¼ cup plain Rolled Oats (quick cooking oats are ok, avoid the instant oats)
- ¼ teaspoon Fresh Grated Ginger (about ½ inch piece)
- ¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 cup Ice
- In a blender, add all the ingredients
- Blend until smooth
- Add additional ice if needed to thicken or cool down