Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cold Busting Smoothie

Monday morning Matt woke up with his very first cold and fever. I also woke up feeling under the weather. We toughed it out at daycare and work yesterday, but are laying low at home today. For second breakfast I made the following Cold and Fat Busting smoothie...


In the VitaMix went 1 scoop vanilla protein powder, 1/2 banana, a handful of strawberries, spinach, 1/2 an avocado, an orange, water and ice.



This meal in a cup is filled with Vitamin C, natural decongestants, flavonoids, enzymes, and essential minerals to not only ward off my sniffly nose but also help me in my pursuit to loose the baby weight.

In addition to eating lots of fruits and veggies, I have been loading up on clear fluids, especially water, Acai Pomegranate Coconut WaterTazo Zen Green Tea and Traditional Medicinals Mother's Milk Tea.

Matt has been taking lots of naps with his frog cool mist humidifier, cuddling, feeding frequently to keep his fluids up and using saline nasal drops along with a bulb aspirator.

Growing up I always loved Dole Pine-Orange Banana juice. Later today I plan on making a batch of protein popsicles that are a throwback to my summer days of childhood spent sipping that beloved juice. However, my version will soothe my sore throat while being figure friendly and loaded with Vitamin C and protein.

5 comments:

KRISTIN said...

Remember he will get a stronger immune system after a cold..that's the bright side, but poor little Matt, hopefully he will get better soon.

Maria Peters said...

Kristin, I keep telling myself that same thing! But it's still hard to see them sad and sniffly. :(

Denise said...

Was it good? I will have to try this. I make a lot of these using spinach, but have never tried avocado. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Peters said...

Denise, yes this smoothie was delicious and creamy (from the avocado). It really helped to soothe my sore throat.

The Gracious Pantry said...

Wow! I may have to try this! We've already had one batch of sickness go through the family. I usually use ginger tea, but this sound good too. Thanks!