Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Boost to the Immune System

So I woke up yesterday morning and my symptoms from my terrible sickness from the other week were coming back! My tonsils were extremely red and swollen and my energy level was super low. I went to the doctor this morning and told them I NEED to get better because I have a half marathon on Sunday. They gave me some medicine and I am going to pray it works because I am running in this race no matter what. I can't just train for 12 weeks and then not run the race. That would be awful.

I went on my last training run this morning after the doctors appointment, and it was not good. I only had to run 2 miles, and afterwards my body felt like I had just run 20. So I decided that I was going to spend the next two days completely resting and eating lots of dark leafy greens and citrus fruits that are high in Vitamin C.

I got out the blender and made a huge green smoothie. I filled an entire Nalgene bottle (32 oz) and I even had a cup left over that I drank immediately. My plan is to drink this immune boosting drink intermittently throughout today and tomorrow in hopes of restoring my sick little body in time for my race.

"Boost Your Immune System" Smoothie:
1 Frozen Banana
6 Strawberries
3/4 c. Unsweet Almond Milk
2 Huge Handfuls of Baby Kale
1 Handful of Baby Spinach
Juice of 1/2 of a lemon
Juice of 1/2 of a lime

This will make a large smoothie, but don't fear, it won't make as much as I did. I doubled this recipe and was very generous on the portions. This will serve 2 regular people or one extremely hungry, post-workout person. ;)

I need to heal!!!! Only 3 days till race day!


  1. So pretty pictures and lovely green shade in your smoothie :-) I hope so much that you'll feel better soon and you'll be able to run the race after all the hard effort!

    1. Aw you are so sweet! Thank you for your kind comments!!

  2. I made the smoothie tonite and loved it! Thank you for the recipes

    1. Oh I am so glad! It's definitely a favorite of mine!