Unlike any other cold season that I can recall, this has been the worst for me personally.
Since the middle of December, I am on my third round of congestion, horrid cough, sneezing, etc etc. You know it's bad when you've chaffed your nostrils raw from so much blowing and your bed room is covered in what I so gracefully call 'snot rags', AND all the humidifiers pumping steam.
I finally walked myself into an insta-care this afternoon and gently demanded some form of antibiotics to crack this cold in half. Hopefully, it proves successful! The doctor informed me that he's seen more patients this year with colds than any other year he can remember. My conjecture is that the culprit is Utah's terrible inversions, which cause red-alert air days (in other words, don't be outside for any extended period)..... maybe not.
Anyway, in the meantime, this is a smoothie I whipped out today in hopes of jump-starting my immune system with some good vitamins. Although dairy products aren't the best thing while you're congested and hacking up a lung, the yogurt in this gives ya some protein and calcium at least. Right? Right.
Even my year old loved it. Safe to say that it's everyone-proof.
Carrot, Ginger, and Fruit Smoothie
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 cup carrot juice (store bought or freshly squeezed- lucky you)
1 ripe banana
1 1-inch piece of ginger, chopped
1-2 oranges, juiced
1 big handful of ice
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender. Whala! You have your smoothie. Just don't go spilling it on your pretty white carpet.