It has been a busy week. Although I canít even figure out with what exactly. Being sick seems to make everything take three times as long. So with dishes, laundry, work and babysitting Iím mostly just ready for a nap.
When Iím feeling run down I try and up my produce intake. Green monsters definitely help with that.
In the mix was:
1/2 a banana
1/4 cup strawberries
2 cups spinach
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1.5 ounces avocado
I really thought I would have figured out what all foods Iím intolerant of, but things keep throwing me for a loop. Iím reacting to something, but I canít figure out what! So while my stomach freaks out, Iíve been eating a lot of smoothies.
I take the fruity ice cream and mix in some Greek yogurt.
I like smoothies that are super thick and creamy. Not icy, not watery. But blended to perfection.
Or when Iím more in the mood to chew I cut up some veggies for a quick snack. But veggies by themselves can be kinda boring. So dipping them in something can make it more fun! Sometimes I get lazy and just mix salsa into Greek yogurt for my veggie platter.
But one day when I was feeling better I experimented with a new recipe. I have had cashew sour cream before, but never attempted to make it myself. I actually used ideas from a few cashew crŤme cheese recipes to create this.
Okay, it looks quite boring, no? But in reality it was delicious!!
First off I soaked some cashews.
Ugh, patience again? Why does every recipe require me to be so darn patient?
So I set these up in the morning before breakfast and then used them after working out.
Well actually, I only used one of these. The other one I was soaking for a different recipe which Iíll write about later. (If you do this rinse and drain the nuts then add twice as much water as nuts and cover with something breathable like a cloth towel).
After they soaked, I rinsed and drained them and added them to my food processor to blend. Once they were mostly broken down I added 1 tbsp of lemon juice, Ĺ tsp onion powder, Ĺ tsp garlic powder, and ľ tsp salt. Unfortunately it refused to become smooth.
Thatís when I added it to my magic bullet and added some water to try to help it blend. I was hoping for a much thicker consistency, but thatís just another reason I have been trying to convince my husband that I need a vita-mix.
One day Iíll get it, one day! Iím saving!!
When you arenít feeling top-notch what do you turn to for food? Comfort food? Fast and easy fixes?
PsstÖ recipe coming soon: