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Healthy Me Soup and Get Well Soon Smoothies

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After being sick, you need to keep up your strength.  Try a soup made just for you.  Put in all your favorite things.  Throw in anything you think will help you feel stronger, energized, and nourished.  What combination whether simple or a full mixture is your post illness remedy?

Healthy Me Soup

Here is mine for post stomach flu.  After not eating for a week, then eating only small amounts of plain things for a week, one needs some nutrients to regain strength during the third week, to fend off other bugs, and remember when at the store getting ingredients, you can wear your winter gloves, and always wash your hands whenever you get home.  If you have children, who are often the germ magnets, just keep the house clean on those areas used the most, like doorknobs, bathrooms, TV remote controls, etc.  They will love these recipes too.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

I started with a large pot.  Add a bit of olive oil and saute a clove or two of minced garlic.  Add chopped carrots, parsnips, peas, celery, salt and pepper.  When feels like starting to get soft, 5 min or so, add in a half large can of tomato sauce and 2 cups of homemade broth/ stock.  I used chicken broth made when you roast a chicken, and after you take the meat off, you can simmer the bones in water, put in fridge when cool, and use that in your soup.  (I use roast chicken for many dishes.  Chicken salad for lunches, chicken in pot pies, and in this soup.)

So simmer soup for a few hours until everything is soft.  Add in whatever you like.  Take a third of it, blend it up, add it back into the soup pot.  This will thicken the soup broth.  (During recovery a thicker broth is good, but when you’re sick, the thinner the better for easy to swallow spoonfuls.)

Right before serving, add in the roasted chicken, shredded up with a fork or cut into small pieces.  Add in some spinach and snow over some grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese.

This batch came out to be a chicken tomato-vegetable soup.  Every soup is different, depending on what you need at that time or have on hand.  This kind is filling, nutritious, and will last a while.  Makes a great lunch/dinner, side dish or appetizer.

(Picture shows one bowl of soup that was all blended.  You can blend or not, depending on the consistency you like best.  This way is easy to drink, especially when you don’t feel like eating.  Food is better for your digestion to have raw and take the time to chew, but if needed blending is ok.  It’s fast and easy, and you’re full and on your way back to being well and healthy.)

Get Well Soon Smoothies

*Note only have a little at a time as fruit contains a lot of sugar.

A fun way to nourish is with whole milk Yogurt Juice- Fruit Smoothies.  Put in your favorites and seasonal fruit for the maximum vitamin blast and fresh flavors.  They taste good, once you get your taste buds back, are easy to make, and are beautiful to look at in all their gorgeous uplifting pastel and berry shades.

Non-GMO, organic, local, free range, grass-fed ingredients:

1 Banana

2 Cups Blueberries

1 Cup Whole Milk Yogurt with no sugar etc.

1 Cup Mixed Berries (Strawberry, Blackberry, Etc)

1 tbsp saigon cinnamon

1 Cup Pomegranate Juice

1  C Orange Juice

The soup and smoothie supplies should last for a week, depending on how many people are recovering and/or delighting in these delicious treats.  Make these any time, even if you are healthy and well.  Keep your light bright and reflecting into the world.