Raw Foods to Clear Away My Cold


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.


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.


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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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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