doctors and smoothies (recipe)

what do these two things have in common? nothing, except both made appearances in my life yesterday!

After my workout yesterday I had to fast because I knew I’d be getting blood work done at the doctor. Pure misery, I tell you.  My body does not do well not eating for 5+ hours. I am the epitome of “hangry” (just ask Zman–he’s often the victim of my hangry wrath).

However, I knew if I wanted to get to the bottom of why I was feeling so crappy, I had to go to the doctor.

ImageSelfies at the doctor so, yeah, that’s a new low… 🙂

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After a series of blood tests, my yearly physical, and getting a flu shot (yay killing three birds with one stone) I was ready to eat the cotton balls sitting on my doctor’s desk.  However, self-control and societal norms kept me from doing this and I was out of there pretty fast.

Funny story…when I was younger I used to HATE getting my blood taken. I’m talking cry-in-the-chair and scream-for-my-mom type hate. Nowadays I’m the weirdo who likes to watch the whole time! Call me crazy but I think the body is so cool and I love watching medical stuff like that. The nurse even said I may have missed my calling 😉 Eh I think there’s a big difference between watching my skin get pricked and being able to handle things like other people’s bodily fluids and open wounds. Just saying.

The diagnosis? Migraine.

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I’ve always thought migraines were fake. Is that mean? I don’t know but I’ve always had people in class or at work complain of a “migraine” and ask to go home or not perform work that they are supposed to do.  Luckily I have medication now that has helped tremendously and I feel so much better already after just one day! I promise I’ll never be “that person” who uses migraines as an excuse to get out of work, but I will definitely think twice before judging someone who complains of one. These are no joke! 

I sped out of the doctor’s office and went straight to my favorite sandwich shop just a few miles down the road.

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“Vegetarian Special”: 6 grain bread, swiss cheese, light herb mayo, lettuce, sprouts, tomato and red onion.

I ate that sandwich along with a bowl of cheerios in a total of about 5 minutes. Then I became human again and all was right in the world.

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Anyway, while the medicine helped, it killed my appetite for the rest of the day so I stuck with smoothies for the remainder of my meals.  A lack of produce at my house called for some creativity and I came up with a great new smoothie recipe!

Orange Mango Smoothie

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 6oz container of plain greek yogurt, sweetened with truvia (sweetener is optional)
  • 1-1.5 cup(s) frozen mango chunks
  • Badass glass to drink from

The result?

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I felt like I was on a tropical island.

Happy Thursday! Have a great afternoon 🙂

Questions:

  • Have you ever had a migraine?
  • What’s your favorite kind of smoothie? I’d love some inspiration!

 

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