Yesterday, I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't really do the typical BRAT thing (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast) considering 2 of the 4 things I don't eat post weight loss surgery (no rice, no bread) and applesauce never sounds appealing when I'm sick. Someone explain the applesauce thing to me please... apples go right through me normally so tell me how applesauce will help when I can't keep anything in me?! Don't get that one at all. Anyway... so that left bananas and I figured some good bacteria in yogurt might help so I made myself a Banana Lassi. I sipped it slowly and it went well. So later I had another and after the third I felt brave enough to try some Fish and sliced Cucumbers in yogurt sauce (Tzatiki-ish)... that went well too. Thank goodness.
Ways you know I was really sick... no coffee for 4 days, no Farmer's Market, I was barely on the computer (I apologize for the 413 and counting unanswered emails)
My favorite things while I was sick... Sunbeam Electric Throw (a Christmas gift from my Mum), Cottonelle Aloe & E Toilet Paper (TMI), Romantic Comedies, and my Banana Lassi creation...
Shelly's Chocolate Banana Lassi
1 cup Vanilla Soy Milk (or Regular Milk)
3 oz. Greek Yogurt (I used plain 2%)
1/2 frozen Banana
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Mix, dry
1 Tablespoon Sugar Free Torani Syrup (SF Vanilla, Almond, Chocolate all work great)
2-3 cubes of Ice
1-2 Tablespoons Almond Meal/Flour (optional)
Whiz in blender till smooth. After the first one went well I added Almond Meal/Flour (which is just finely ground almonds: Meal = skins on, Flour = skins off) to the mixture to start preparing myself for food again. I started with 1 Tablespoon and then added a little more to make it a little heartier.
So I'm here, emerging from this alien invasion. Testing the waters slowly, trying to regain some strength, and saying hello to my cyber pals. Hello. I missed you. Get your flu shot because you don't want whatever this was.