I think I caught a bug. 😦
Ever since Wednesday, I have been feeling a bit nauseated. It is not like me to not be in the mood for cereal or fruit, but the thought of either makes me want to toss my cookies.
I don’t know where I got the bug. Maybe it is from being in airports all day last Saturday. There is nothing like recycled air on an 8 hour flight, plus all the germs in the 4 different airports I was in!! Eeek!
Since I was off today, I didn’t set my alarm until 7:30, which is sleeping in for me. I got up at 7:45 to pack Luvy’s lunch box and get him out the door. I laid back down, and the next think I knew… it was 9:30!! I haven’t slept that late in forever!
I transferred myself from the bed to the couch. I don’t know if I was more mad that I overslept or if I missed the first 1/2 of Regis and Kelly! Nothing sounded good for breakfast, so I made myself a quick microwave buckwheat bake.
Black and Blue Microwave Buckwheat Muffin
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 3 Tbsp hemp milk (or milk of choice)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Tbsp buckwheat groats
- 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 2 Tbsp warm water (or 1 egg)
- 1/4 cup blueberries and blackberries- I used frozen
Combine flax with warm water and let sit while you combine all other ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. If using an egg, mix it in with wet ingredients and add in dry ingredients. Microwave on high for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Check to make sure it is done by pressing on the top. If it bounces back it is finished.
I topped mine with PB2 that my friends Glenda, Steve, and Jenna picked up for me in Georgia!!! Love them!!!
For more gluten-free buckwheat ideas, go to the incredible Ashley’s blog, The Edible Perspective. She is the queen of buckwheat bakes!
After breakfast, I slept on the couch like a bum until close to 2pm. I blame it on the rainy day. 🙂 I decided to get up and feed myself some nourishing food to try to combat the bug. I was wishing I was in London again and could go across the street to Dolce and Banana and get a fresh juice. Since I’m not, I got out my handy Jack Lalanne juicer and whipped up a juice.
I used to only juice carrots and apples, but after going to London and having all kinds of interesting mixes I’m much more adventurous! Today’s was nutrient packed with 3 carrots, 1/2 beet, 1/2 apple, 2 celery, and a small piece of ginger. The ginger was for the nausea.
This bunch made about 1.5 cups, and it all went down the hatch! I also had a millet, beet, kale, apple, and broccoli salad. Eating all my super foods today!
After lunch I managed to put real clothes on, vacuum, dust, sweep, and mop! I even took a shower! 🙂 Oh, and I watch a Jillian Michael’s video that is new on my On Demand. That’s just as good as doing it right????
For dinner, I didn’t want anything difficult or time-consuming. I had been eyeing Kath’s Nutty Vanilla Sweet Potato and Kale Soup for ages. It is more of a fallish/ winter meal, but it sounded okay. Plus, that is what Luvy picked out. 🙂
I love reading other food blogs, because I can just follow their recipes on night’s that I don’t feel like being creative!
The soup was great, but it left me feeling a bit more nauseous than before I ate it. Bummer. I’m trying to force myself to eat my veggies even though all I want is noodles with earth balance on them. My mom used to make me noodles with butter on them when I was little, and now that is what I crave when I don’t feel good.
Here’s to hoping that I feel better tomorrow after shoving veggies down my throat all day long!
Do any of you have foods that you crave when you don’t feel good? I also want hot tea and my bed buddy! 🙂