What's worse than having a fever and sore throat? Having a fever and sore throat right in the middle of summer. Unfortunately this is my current situation. Usually I would baby myself with lots of hot tea and warm chicken noodle soup, but when it is 90 degrees outside those are kind of the last things I want.
When I'm sick I refuse to let it spoil eating food that I enjoy. I still have great food but make sure that it is something that will benefit me and help me feel better. So I decided to make myself a delicious smoothie that would be hydrating and full of all the vitamins I need to not just feel better but get better!
You never need an excuse for indulging in a smoothie. They're so good for you while fulfilling your urge to indulge! In my case, it is the perfect summer comfort food while I feel under the weather. Luckily it's cold too, so it numbed my throat a bit and made it easier to swallow. It's a win-win, really.
Of course you don't need to be sick to enjoy this smoothie. It's a great breakfast or after school/work treat...or even a delicious dessert after a backyard barbecue. It suits any time of day, really!
Personally, I like it not overly sweet, but if you find yourself wanting a little more sweetness feel free to add 1-2 tsp honey or agave. Totally up to you and your tastebuds.
Berry Coconut Smoothie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Servings: 1-2 people (about 2 1/2 cups)
You Will Need:
What do you eat when you are sick in the summer?
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