I've been avoiding getting sick for over a week now, and it's finally caught up with me! I'm home in bed watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.
I feel like it's been a horrible season in terms of sickness so far, my boyfriend and I have both been sick multiple times. When I started feeling it come on again I began religiously taking my multivitamin as well as vitamin D and zinc. I kind of pushed myself to the brink at work and couldn't hold it off any longer. I still feel confident that it's going to pass quickly.
Here are some of my healing recipes!
Orange juice made from one large orange and three tangerines, peeled then blended up with a handful of ice. The taste of this is really going to depend on the quality of the fruit, but oranges are in season and mine turned out creamy and sweet. I love that this juice contains the white flesh of the orange you get from eating them whole.
For breakfast I made a healing smoothie made from 1 orange, 1 tbsp fresh ginger, 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, and 1 frozen banana. I should have added 1/4-1/2 cup of ice as well to help with the consistency.
I whipped up another batch of Averie's Vegan Peanut Butter Choc Chip Protein Bars and let them set in heart shaped muffin cups. This time I used the true recipe with peanut butter and raisins, delicious!
Last week, when my throat started to feel a little scratchy, I made raw miso soup. The miso I used is pasteurized, so the soup was not completely raw but close.
Raw Miso Soup
2 cups water
1/2 tsp liquid aminos
2 tbsp miso paste
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp fresh ginger
1 scallion, sliced
4 tbsp fresh peas
1 tbsp wakame seaweed (dried)
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
I blended one cup of water with the garlic, miso, ginger, and liquid aminos. I soaked the wakame in the other cup of water until soft then put the two cups of water together and added the mushrooms, scallions, and peas. I heated it on the stove top using a candy thermometer to make sure the temperature didn't exceed 100 degrees. If there's a better way to heat raw soup, let me know! This makes two servings, or one large serving.
All the ingredients can be altered to taste, and try different veggies! I made another batch of this today for lunch. I used mushrooms, peas, chopped orange bell pepper, and chopped celery.
I'm amazed at how filling this soup is, tasty, healthy, easy to eat and digest.
I worked 48 hours last week and got home feeling completely drained and exhausted. There's nothing like a green smoothie to recharge the batteries!
This one is made from cucumber, kale, parsley, celery, and apple, my favorite combo so far!
Can you see the exhaustion in my face???
My boyfriend has also been reaping the benefits of the Blendtec! I made him an Orange Julius as a healthy dessert.
Raw Vegan Orange Julius
1 large orange (about 3/4 cup)
1-2 tbsp agave nectar (or to taste)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/6 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice
I blended the water and cashews until liquefied then blended in the rest of the ingredients.
I tried another face mask this week, made from cucumber and avocado. I didn't realize that it needed to be blended quite a bit more!
I hope everyone's having a good week and staying healthy!