No Rest for the Weary


Hi friends :)

Kind of feeling like I got ran over by a truck this morning, so I stayed home from work. I don’t know what’s up, as I never – NEVER – get sick! :(

I made a Green Monster (yay, it’s back) to help rejuvenate myself – hopefully it will be a nice pick me up.


In the mix:

  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach  
  • 1 frozen banana
  • handful of ice
  • frozen mango chunks


Frozen mango makes everything better, in my opinion!


I’m going to go crash on the couch and try and get some work done. No rest for the weary!


What’s your favorite “sick” food?

I’m old school – chicken soup for the soul, baby.

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  1. Feel better darlin! that green monster is bound to help :)

  2. Carrie 09.15.2009

    My husband and I have to have orange juice when we’re sick. That, and the egg drop soup from a specific Chinese restaurant in Waukee.

  3. Julie S. 09.15.2009

    I tend to want chicken noodle soup when I’m sick, too. I hope you feel better soon! There’s some nasty stuff going around.

  4. fav sick food? its sad, but probably salteens. i never eat crackers really unless i am sick, and something about the salt and crunch makes me feel better.

    oh and gatorade or gingerale … my only excuse to drink something besides water is when i am sick haha

    i like the first meal after getting over sickness, it always tastes so goooood to eat something tasty after not being able to hold anything down haha. i still remember the bagel i ate after being sick for 2 weeks straight, best bagel i ever ate

  5. Ali 09.15.2009

    I’m home sick from school, too! And chuggin’ the chicken noodle soup as well, hehe

  6. Lena 09.15.2009

    hope you feel better soon!!! take care!

  7. That stinks! I hope you feel better!
    I’m definitely with you on the soup! Hands down the best sick food!

  8. Whit 09.15.2009

    Feel better soon love!

  9. foodcents 09.15.2009

    Ick, you have the crud, too?

    I am all about the chicken soup, I really do think the broth helps so many symptoms.

    Hope you feel better very quickly!!!

  10. Sarah R 09.15.2009

    Hope you get to feeling better. Being sick is never fun.

  11. Mandy 09.15.2009

    Feel better soon.

  12. I always crave chicken soup and ice cream when I’m sick! I hope you feel better!

  13. brandi 09.15.2009

    soup is always good for me, too.

    i hope you feel better!

  14. Evan Thomas 09.15.2009

    I love burnt toast for my stomach when I’m not feeling my best. I’ve heard burnt toast and green tea is best for that kind of feeling

  15. Leianna 09.15.2009

    Hope you feel better, soup is always a winner!

  16. Devan G Newman 09.15.2009

    Mango actually makes me feel better too! :)
    It feels like it settles my stomache.. and its the perfect sweetness!
    Also, candied ginger, and PURE chocolate brownie bars.. when i am vioently ill, PURE bars are my hero.. they are the only thing I can digest!

    Feel better, pretty girl!

  17. Laura 09.15.2009

    I just have to “thank you” for the Green Monster! I finally tried it and love it and got several of my friends to as well and they love it too! =) Laura

  18. Kara K 09.15.2009

    Feel better. My husband despises chicken noodle soup, so he always gets chicken tortilla soup when he’s sick. Basically the same thing amped up with veggies and some cumin and chili powder!

  19. I love the color of your green monster! When I’m sick, I drink lots of tea and eat lots of soup. Then, when I feel a little better, I go with comfort food like mac and cheese. Hope you feel better soon!

  20. Lindsey (Mrs. LC) 09.15.2009

    I love frozen mango in smoothies – SO good (esp. since I’m not a big banana fan – the mango adds the sweet creaminess bananas can add, except with a tropical flair!) ;)

    I hope you feel better! I’ve been a mess lately – I don’t feel sick really, but I’ve just been achy and currently stomach-achy. Maybe it’s the changing of the seasons? Just go for lots of liquids and rest! :)

  21. Maura 09.15.2009

    This remedy will sound terribly strange, I know, but an ex-boyfriend of mine swore by it and when I finally tried it, it actually worked! Wanna know the secret?

    Warm orange juice.

    Sounds gross. Yes. But I swear its not that bad & it works!

  22. Sara 09.15.2009

    Feel better! My favorite sick food? I don’t know if I have a favorite because I usually only eat these foods when I’m sick…but I’ll say Sprite and saltine crackers.

  23. Amber 09.15.2009

    Someday I WILL try the green monster… so many bloggers drink them regularly!
    My favorite “go-to sick food”? I’m with you! Chicken noodle soup OR I also love tomato soup (but only in the winter!). Hope you feel better soon, get some rest!

  24. Holly 09.15.2009

    feel better kristin!

  25. Coco 09.15.2009

    Great green smoothie!!! I really must try putting oats in my morning smoothies. Does it give them better staying power?
    My favorite sick food is definitely buttered toast, saltines, and soup.

  26. Jill 09.15.2009

    I hope you feel better!

    Question… I made the breakfast cookie… I was so excited this morning to try it but when I got it out of the fridge, it was still really mushy. Are they supposed to be mushy?

  27. Jenna 09.15.2009

    FEEL BETTER!!! Being sick is the worst :(

    I always crave a bread bowl from Panera when I am sick. Odd cravings, but it sooths the soul!

  28. Niki 09.15.2009

    Hope you feel better girl! Mine is chicken noodle soup also:)

  29. Tay 09.15.2009

    Awww feel better lady!!! I don’t really have a “sick” food. Maybe cereal?

  30. RunToTheFinish 09.15.2009

    i finally started adding rice milk etc back to my much better than just water, but I ws trying to get like uber healthy with it.

    I really hope you feel better, that’s just no fun.

  31. angieinatlanta 09.15.2009

    My favorite sick food is always anything my mommy makes for me! Seriously, why does food always taste better when a mom is involved?

  32. my favorite sick food is chicken noodle soup too

  33. BroccoliHut 09.15.2009

    Frozen mango totally does make everything better. I love mixing it with vanilla hemp protein in my smoothies:)

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