Raw Foods to Clear Away My Cold

FOOD

Today was mostly about keeping things as light as possible. Juices, smoothies, raw blended soups. Anything to keep my stomach from revolting what I put in it while also getting good nutrients into my body as quickly and efficiently as possible.

After a quick cup of coffee this morning, I made a fresh juice. Admittedly, it’s the first one I’ve made in awhile. As much as I like the cooler weather of fall (and even winter as long as it doesn’t get too cold), I do lament the lack of yummy fresh fruit and veggies. I love the winter squash, but something tells me a juiced butternut squash is pretty gross.

So I made a green juice of romaine lettuce, green apple, pear, lemon, cucumber, orange, and ginger. It was absolutely fantastic!

A few hours later, I made a spicy spinach raw soup. That was quite good too, and light yet filling.

I’d been wanting to bake something, but it’s been so hot I haven’t been willing to turn the oven on. I decided to make chocolate chip cookies in the toaster oven! They came out great, and I think my husband has eaten a good dozen or so already.

Dinner was grilled veggies, corn on the cob, and a Tofurky sausage. While very tasty, I can tell it’s sitting heavier than I’d like. Should have had a smoothie.

FITNESS

At 8:00 this morning, I woke to M shaking me and saying my name. As soon as I came to, he asked me how I was feeling. Hard to tell when woken from a dead sleep, I can assure you. There was a crossfit class at 9, and he wanted to know if I was feeling better. D apparently told him last night that if I was still sick, that he’d take M to his class.

After waking up and having a quick cup of espresso, I told M that I’d manage and we’d go to class. I was in my room getting dressed and he sent me this text: “If you’re not feeling well at all do not go. I don’t want you to go feeling mediocre. Dad said to wake him up if you weren’t up to it and he’d take me”. He’s so cute and thoughtful.

So D took him, got to see how intense the Crossfit workouts are, and took a few pics of M getting his workout on. D also talked to the owners, and maybe, just maybe….he’s interested in joining us! That would be cool.

LIFE

Last night D took M to see The Avengers in 3D. It was a late showing, so the girls and I were in bed before they got home. Apparently it’s a really great movie, and if I’m up for it, I may take the girls tomorrow.

Today was low key. I caught up on some blog reading and recipe compiling. I was getting stir crazy, so I ran out to the farmer’s market. I was drained when I got home, but I picked up a few yummy things while there.

D once again grilled up an amazing dinner, and everyone enjoyed it. Now A is off to attend a few school related art shows and M is at his school’s last play of the year. Hopefully that means an early night to bed for me 🙂

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