The past couple of days I've been a little...ehhh...I dunno. Not depressed, per se, and not glutenated, thank Godiva (when in doubt I just weigh myself--both times I've been exposed to gluten since going gluten-free I've gained at least six pounds over the next twenty-four hours), and not...well, not able to make so good with the mouth-words, either. Maybe...this?
Achy? Kinda. Low-energy? Check. Congested? Yep. Dim-witted...wait, what was I talking about again and WHERE THE FUCK ARE MY KEYS?
Anyway. It's also February, and just BLAHHHHHH AMIRITE?
Whenever I feel like this I hear the voice of my beloved therapist of many late teen and young-adult years chanting "eat well, sleep enough, TRY to exercise!" and I do those things as well as I am able to until it passes, and it always does, so I guess I didn't waste all those years and thousands of dollars AFTER all.
Some days, little acts of self-care are my feeble way of kicking sand in the eyes of the cruel, cruel universe, and I just made a most excellent smoothie and thought I'd share the recipe. It might not cure the blues, but at least it fills your body with good things that are good for you while you wait them out.
MFA Mama's Blues-berry Smoothie
8 oz. Trader Joe's Aloe Vera Drink With Pulp
4 oz. strawberry kefir
4 oz. Tropicana Farmstand (Strawberry Banana flavor)
5 or 6 large raw kale leaves (I used Italian kale, but any kind will do)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
Toss it all in the blender (you might want to take the ribs out of the middle of each kale leaf, but I call that FIBER), drink, and then sit around and wait for the feeling-better part to kick in (as to when that might happen...well, I'll keep you posted).
It's got more sugar than I really ought to be consuming, but it's better than two-fisting SweetTarts until your tongue bleeds. Not that I've ever done that.