The story behind the smoothie

After waking up Friday morning with a sore throat, I thought to myself, “Oh no! Please don’t be getting sick!”
Then today (Saturday), I woke up with what is probably the beginnings of a cold: sniffly nose, sore/papery throat, and exhaustion. Did I mention that after driving my husband to his carpool at 6am, I proceeded to sleep until 11am?!? Sleeping this late only happens for two reasons: late night partying (past 12am) and illness. Noooooooooooooooo!
Half lie…of all the times to get sick, a weekend is the best – especially when it’s a weekend I don’t work. And because of my chosen schedule, it ends up being a three day weekend. Yay Monday!
The truth part of why getting sick is not favorable is that I have court on Monday. Yep. The city and I are still trying to figure out the legal results of the car accident. It’s been a month and a half since the accident. Fingers crossed this will be the end of it all.
Anyways, here I am feeling a little under the weather and trying to get better ASAP!

Now, on to the recipe

So I make a smoothie. The cold and the liquid feel good on my throat. And all of the ingredients will hopefully aide in a quick recovery from what I pray will be a VERY mild cold.

Red Berry Turmeric Smoothie

1 1/2 C Frozen Cauliflower Florets
2 C Great Value Berry Blend Frozen Berry Mix
2 Spoonfuls Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate
2 Small Spoonfuls Organic Cacao Powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 Cap full of Lemon Juice
Honey to taste (My honey has crystallized, so I had to scrape it out of the container with a butter knife. I added 3 of those scrapings to my smoothie.)
Water (I probably used 2-3 cups maybe.)


Add all ingredients to a smoothie and blend, blend, blend.

Smoothie thoughts while drinking

The smoothie has an earthy bitterness wrapped in the tart of the berry and lemon. If I had had some dates, I probably would have used them to help sweeten the smoothie and hopefully curb some of the turmeric and cacao taste. I don’t mind it though. It’s kind of exciting.