Have I mentioned that we have been sick lately? First Leila, then me, then Joe, then me again, now Leila again. This time around the kids are going through 4 full days of fever, and I had pink eye. All of that means that we are under quarantine. Up until today, we had at least been able to go out to the backyard to get some fresh air. Today was really windy so we had to shut all the windows and doors to avoid the dust and even more sneezing.
We are all starting to get a little stir crazy. There are only so many times you can watch Mickey and the Gang call on Mr. Toodles for help.
When I get stir-crazy, I usually head to the kitchen. My parents had to leave on an unexpected trip so they blessed us with a huge load of fruits and vegetables that they had just bought. All of a sudden I had more cucumbers and tomatoes than I knew what to do with. Thanks to everyone on my Facebook page who gave me cucumber suggestions. As soon as I can get out of this house I am going to get supplies to make pickles! I took a bunch of the roma tomatoes and slow roasted them. They were ridiculously good even if they made my throat burn even more. I ate a few plain and used the rest in pasta and a Moroccan Vegetarian Stew.
Two days ago, I saw a green juice posted on Instagram by Janetha of Meals and Moves and wanted to give it a whirl. So far, I had only made juices that contain green stuff, not smoothies that ARE green. This one was really good! The ingredients were water, green apple, spinach, celery and cucumber.
The next day, I got ambitious and made my own version with water, apple, celery, spinach, parsley and a whole Meyer lemon. Vitamin C for me!
Today I went with a purple hue. I have really been enjoying adding cucumber to my smoothies, so I wanted to give it a try in addition to fruit. This combo is coconut milk, frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, cherries), cucumber and raw cashews. I call it a “Cashew Cucumber Chill”. Very refreshing!
The good news is, my throat now only hurts a little bit, and Joe was fever-free today. Poor Leila felt awful and feverish all day. Jeff is practically holding his breath trying not to breathe in our germs. I hope he is able to avoid it as he started back at spring training yesterday. That’s right, baseball season has officially begun! Now to get the family healthy enough to enjoy it!
Come back later where I’ll share the crafty adventures I’ve been on under quarantine.
Are you a green smoothie fan? What’s your favorite combo?