sicko: pretty in pink smoothie

There was a time when I got sick constantly. It probably didn’t help matters that I lived with a roommate who had a disease that left her immune system weak and was always having colds & sniffles or that we lived in a damp basement suite or even that I was living a rock n’ roll lifestyle. No really! I was working days at a record store and I played bass in a power-pop-punk band at night. Being sick was just something I dealt with every few months. But when I moved out on my own and got a career and finally started living my life with just a sprinkling how adults are supposed to live, then the sickness stopped. Now, I can proudly boast that I get sick once every two years which I think is a pretty nice record.

Unfortunately, that 2 year window closed on me a couple of days ago. On Monday I went to bed with a sore throat and a bit of random coughing. The next 2 days were worse with aches and pains that left me with just enough stamina to hit the forward button whenever the theme song or credits would play on Season Four of the Gilmore Girls DVD. I was hurtin’. Needless to say there was not much cooking being done in this household. The only real treat I could muster up was my morning breakfast smoothie. Really, there are no hard to find ingredients or complex instructions in this one. Which surprises me as to why there are smoothie blends found in grocery store freezer sections. Are people really struggling with the concept of a smoothie? Fruit + Yogurt + Juice + Spinning Blades = Smoothie. It’s not a complex equation. Here’s my top secret “recipe”:

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7 comments to “sicko: pretty in pink smoothie”

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    Amy   May 4, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Sorry you’re sick! Like you, I had a long period where I was sickly (childhood, mostly), then ended up being an unnaturally healthy adult. I’m very intrigued by your band–anything you care to share?

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    Rachel   May 5, 2006 at 4:06 am

    I am interested in the band too! Fun!

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    kickpleat   May 5, 2006 at 9:10 am

    Amy & Rachel, I have nothing to share from my band days other than we were called the go-devils (a very rock n’ roll name!), i had awesome hair (black & bright red stripes with betty page bangs!) and we played local dive bars. it was fun but we didn’t put out an album or anything. i just might have a cassette with some demos but that’s all well hidden ;)

    Tania, Cornelius can only make toast & hotdogs. That is it, sadly.

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    Tania   May 5, 2006 at 9:02 am

    Oh no … I hope you’re feeling much, much better soon! But shouldn’t Cornelius be making these smoothies for you?? ;-)

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    tanvi @ now craving   May 5, 2006 at 9:14 am

    Feel better, m’dear! Being sick is no fun. Fab name for the smoothie, though. Enjoy Gilmore Girls :-)

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    Dawna   May 5, 2006 at 10:59 am

    Mmmm…smoothies! If you have any lime cordial kicking around (if you’re a vintage cocktail junkie like me, then you will!), try adding a couple of tablespoons to your smoothie – makes a sort of “margarita” flavour! Strawberries and limes are excellent together.

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    Erin   April 15, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I’ve been trailing my way through your archives and read this post. You’ve made so many fab recipes that I plan to copy in my own very tiny kitchen!

    I know you don’t like bananas, and neither do I, but give them a try frozen in a smoothie. You will not be able to tell it’s there – it’s the only way I can eat bananas, unless you count banana bread.

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