Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hangin in there

It was another sleepless night. Well, not completely... I woke up at 3:27 so I got a few hours in. I just can't stand this cold/flu thing anymore. I went to the doctor's yesterday, but she wouldn't give me an antibiotic. She said it was viral and should last about a week. A week?!?!? I have 3 midterms today (just my luck, right?), and I can barely concentrate on sleeping haha If that's any indicator of how I'm going to do, it's not pretty. I mean, yesterday, I tried to wash my mouth out with contact lense solution instead of mouthwash. How you ask? I have absolutely no idea haha It's mostly been my head, nose, and eyes, but throughout tonight, my stomach has been killin me. I'm just waiting to throw up so that queezy feeling will be gone.

Anyway, I made this smoothie yesterday morning because I've been smoothie obsessed lately. A few fellow bloggers told me to freeze the banana before I put it in the blender, and my gosh, what a difference. It's like an ice cream smoothie now... only with no ice cream in it. haha This has been my favorite smoothie so far. It's a green smoothie, but doesn't taste like spinach at all. The fruit really masks that flavor to make one deliciously, healthy smoothie. It makes a very big smoothie, but I drank the whole thing since it was my breakfast... and I feel like I can eat whatever I want when I'm sick. For some reason, I'm just always hungry when I'm sick. This managed to keep me full for around 3 hours surprisingly.

Here's the recipe:
Sweet Green Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 1/3 cup fresh spinach
1/3 cup frozen mango
1/2 cup tangerine juice
1/2 cup water (optional)
handful of blanched almonds of almond slivers

Throw everything in the blender and drink up!

Note: I added the water because my blender is terrible and doesn't break up the fruit. It'll just be thicker and more ice cream-like if you don't add it... which is never a bad thing.


Jen Treehugger said...

I sloshed face toner instead of mouthwash before so you're not alone.
An Olde Englishe Proverb is "Feed a cold, starve a fever" it's our bodies telling us to give it some immune boosting goodness - your smoothie will do the trick I reckon!
Hope you're better soon.

Becca said...

I hope you feel better soon! And I was in Israel in July.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Aww, get well sooooon!

Haha when I was little I would always want a milkshake when I was sick. Most people crave chicken soup, but not me!

Elizabeth said...

I'm so sorry you are sick. I had the flu last year, and I remember how horrible it was (make sure you keep your fever in check or you will feel really crummy). I'm glad you at least got to make a tasty smoothie! I personally love frozen bananas for both smoothies and for snack/dessert.

Bethany said...

I've put shampoo on my face before when I was really tired. more than once.

Hope you feel better.

I like Emergen-C's powdered mixes to get a good boost of C, B and other vitamins/minerals.

And a good bath where I drink a bunch of tea.

Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) said...

I lvoe a good smoothie - this one sounds so soothing.