February 7, 2011

Being Sick Sucks - Here's what I'm eating

I hate that I get a cold every time I start an exercise regimen. Damn you P90X! Anyway, it's been about 3 days and I think this cold is on it's last leg. I try to eat as healthy (as one should eat every day) as I can when I'm sick. So for breakfast, it was a couple of pieces of 100% Whole Wheat Toast and a banana. The picture is what I had for lunch. It was steamed broccoli with brown rice with a little Tamari and black pepper. I had some stuff that was starting to go bad in my fridge so I decided to make a little juice cocktail. Here's what I put in my juicer:

  • 2 apples
  • 3 cups of spinach
  • 1/2 bunch of parsley
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 5 kale ribs (I ate the leaves steamed yesterday)
So then I tasted it. It was nasty. Garlic. Garlic. Garlic. So I decided to make it a smoothie! I threw the juice in my blender and added:
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
And that made it taste a little better. It still reeked of garlic (which, I'm afraid I will too). But I'm hoping this will help in kicking that cold bug to the curb! I'm so ready for winter to be over!

I'm going to be posting what I've been eating for dinner the past few nights in a couple of days! Warm Winter Soup! And watch for my Valentine's Day Dessert recipe tomorrow! It turned out great!


  1. I've been on a wicked smoothie kick, typically at dinner time when I've eaten a salty lunch. I used to equate smoothies with super fruit juicey sweetness, but I've learned to appreciate a more "earthy" flavour (hemp seed, flax, blueberries, soy milk, and just a pinch of cinnamon). I've also discovered that a spoonful of agar agar "jello" can add some delicious creaminess. Mmmmm...

  2. I've become used to a more earthy flavor too! I usually always have protein powder and flax seed in my smoothies. I just wasn't doing that when I was sick. I should try the agar powder though! That sounds delicious!