Last week, I worked on a client who had a cold. Big mistake. If you are ever feeling under the weather, do not go see your massage therapist and act like you’re not really sick. Anyway, I felt the sore throat coming on when I woke up, and it only got worse throughout the day. I kept having to cough, but it hurt to cough. You know the feeling? Not pleasant, and it put me in a funk all day. Since I can’t see clients when I’m not feeling well, I basically laid around the house all day but did manage to get out in the sun for a little while to walk the pups.
Usually, as soon as I get sick, I ask CD to go to the store for sugar free popsicles, Diet Sprite, and an US Weekly. However, since I gave up stevia and all artificial sweeteners for Lent, there was no trip to the store, but hey CD, feel free to pick up that US Weekly for me. Thanks.
Many of you often tell me that you love how creative I am with my recipes. I’ll be honest, most of them don’t stem from creativity, but more out of pure desperation. Yesterday, my throat was killing me, and I was beyond desperate for something cold and soothing. So, I made my own popsicles with Vita Coco’s Acai Pomegranate water.
After pouring the box of coconut water in an ice-cube tray, I covered it with saran wrap and then stuck toothpicks into each individual cube. I ended up eating all 16 throughout the day. Vita Coco, you saved me! I just put another batch of Peach & Mango flavored cubes in the freezer. Can’t wait for them to be ready.
Another food I crave when I am sick is bread. I like to tell myself that my body is working hard to heal and needs some carbs.
Inspired by Susan’s bacon peanut butter (Susan, you have made men everywhere so happy), I had a bacon and almond butter quesadilla. Oh my, talk about a delicious combo…
In fact, it was so good that I had it again for dinner on some Ezekiel cinnamon raisin toast. The other slice received a pat of coconut butter.
Mmm, I love a good plate of toast every so often. Anyway, still feeling the funk today, but at least the sun is shining. I can’t see clients, and I’m going to try and make myself take it easy…not something I’m very good at doing. I hope all of you are healthy, something none of us should ever take for granted!
Happy Friday my friends.