I have heard so much about the goodness of PediaSure for kids but never considered giving it a try, but I think now is the time.
I decided to use my ‘tried and tested technique’ of tweaking the ingredient and hiding it in different recipes.
So instead of using PediaSure powder in milk or water (as suggested), I made a yummy rice phirni and then added 3 scoops to it once it cooled down; et voila – my new PediaSure recipe was ready. PediaSure recommends no heating (not above 35 degree C) or freezing the mixture and my recipe required none.
This is what it took to get it ready –
- Milk – ½ litre
- Rice – ½ small bowl, soaked in water for 15 minutes
- PediaSure Vanilla – 3 Scoops
- Sugar – 3 tablespoons or as per taste
- Cardamom powder – ½ teaspoon
- Nuts – Slivered or chopped
- Rose Water or Kewra essence – 2-3 drops
- Make a fine paste of soaked rice in a grinder by adding some milk.
- Boil milk in a thick bottomed pan. Add cardamom. Let it reduce for 15-20 minutes.
- Add rice paste. Keep stirring with a ladle on low heat till it thickens. Don’t forget to stir constantly or else it will develop lumps.
- Add sugar as per taste and finely chopped pistachio & almonds.
- Take it off the flame once you see it has turned into a fine creamy consistency.
- Let it cool.
- Add kewra essence and PediaSure powder to it.
- Pour in clay pots or in a serving of your
When I saw my daughter savouring the PediaSure phirni in absolute delight, the mother in me had a big smile and I felt victorious.
To try out my recipe you can order PediaSure online via the company’s website or just pick it up from your local pharmacy or supermarket.
Some quick facts and a snapshot of PediaSure for everyone to know –
- PediaSure provides balanced nutrition with 37 nutrients
- Supports growth, brain development and immunity
- It contains a prebiotic and probiotic which helps with digestion
- PediaSure is Abbott’s hallmark brand and is trusted by mothers in over 80 countries
- It is available in three delicious flavours – Vanilla Delight, Premium Chocolate and Kesar Badam
- It is recommended for children of 2 years and above
- It is not suggested for those children who are lactose intolerant or who have galactosemia
I have begun my #90DaysWithPediaSure journey. Stay tuned as I share more of my experiences here over the next couple of months on #MyPediaSureJourney.
While I was approached by Abbott to participate in their #90DaysWithPediaSure campaign, the opinions, views and experiences shared in this post are my own and have in no way been influenced by the company.