I’ve been fighting a cold for almost the last week. I thought I had it under control but it looks like the cold is not going down without a fight. Yesterday, I woke up with a frog in my throat and it quickly progressed into a fever, headache, and the chills. I’ve been drinking tea and eating soup like crazy and at times I feel better but then it comes back with a vengeance.
This morning, I still went to the gym and did my usual workout of running and kickboxing in hopes of sweating out the cold. I did feel better afterwards but that turned out to be very short-lived because I felt icky not too long after. I did some research about what to eat when you’re sick and some websites mentioned that it’s best to eat oatmeal and whole grains. Usually I have no problem with eating oatmeal but this morning I just could not stomach it. My throat feels super itchy and it hurts to swallow. So, instead I opted to make a room temperature smoothie that was very liquidy.
1 C kefir (for the protein)
1 C red bean soup (for the protein, fiber, and antioxidants)
3 large strawberries, chopped (for the antioxidants and vitamin c)
2 tbsp raw old fashioned oats (for the cold)
1 tbsp honey (for the throat)
I let the kefir, red bean soup, and strawberries sit out on the counter for about 20 minutes until it was closer to room temperature. Combined in my handy dandy Magic Bullet and blended away!!!
I am so glad I chose to make a smoothie because it was perfectly cool for my throat.
Also, since some website that I found claim that antioxidants help fight a cold, I felt justified in buying this bar of chocolate yesterday. It has whole grains in it too which supposedly combats colds as well.