Combat the Bug

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!  🙂

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