Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yummy and Healthy Smoothies

We have been super busy and sick for ages. It's getting OLD! So, I declared this weekend my war against sickness.

First, I canceled all plans. Our schedule has been so full that we've been having to finish up the week on Saturdays. Canceled. Cleaning? Canceled. Taekwondo? Canceled. Church? Canceled. What are we doing instead? We are consuming health-producing foods and resting.

I went to the store and bought Airborne, fresh and frozen fruits, and chicken soup supplies. I went to Blockbuster and perused their new releases and 99 cent family rentals, and I found seven movies to bring home. Then I started my plan. Three times a day, everyone gets Airborne. Two times a day, everyone gets yummy fruit smoothies. We had homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner, and we will have leftover soup for lunch tomorrow. Nap or an hour reading in bed is required for everyone. Sleeping in is encouraged. Wake time is spent watching movies, though I'm letting the kids have a little bit of computer time, too. Anything to encourage them to just rest. It seems to be helping; Sam declared that he felt "18 million times better than yesterday." Hopefully, come Monday, we'll all be feeling on the mend.

Here's our smoothie recipe (it's quite good):

1 cup 100% pomegranate juice (POM)
2 cups 100% orange juice
2 bananas
1 cup frozen blueberries
enough frozen strawberries to fill the blender to the very top

My blender holds 48oz. As it is blending, I add more strawberries until it is very full. It takes a while to blend, and it is quite thick, but it is also quite good.

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