Green. Vitamin mineral loaded greens will help to ease me back into a functional existence. Blech. 2 days of baby fever (a more suitable term than mastitis, in my opinion) ignited by a few sleepless nights and early mornings. Isn’t it something how our bodies force us to chill out when we’ve been doing too much. Even when I’m sick I have a hard time doing nothing. I stare at my dirty carpet and piles of laundry, cringing, as I sweat and shiver all at the same time. Sleep is the ultimate healer in this situation. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have a sweet man bring you chicken broth and tea.
The plan was to escape to beautiful Bannock beach for a few days, our first over night camping excursion with the wee one. Its funny, I remember making the plan and thinking it was fool proof. Should’ve knocked on wood, but maybe next week we’ll find a few days to sleep under the stars and harvest saskatoons. Until then I’m loading up on herbs and this green goddess soup.
This immune boosting superfood elixir is good for just about any ailment. It’s raw, packed with enzymes and easy to digest and assimilate. I’ve added pastured raw egg yolk for the lecithin, which is supposed to be good for mastitis. You can choose to leave it out if you don’t have access to pastured eggs or if you just want to keep things super simple. I can tell you, I’d rather be sick in summer than winter, with all the greens and healing foods growing in abundance, efficient healing isn’t too difficult.
- 1/4 of a cucumber
- 1 avocado
- 2-3 garlic scapes
- 1-2 green onions
- 1-2 sprigs of fresh mint
- 2-4 kale leaves
- handful of parsley or cilantro
- 1 head of lettuce (could be leaf, romaine, escarole, arugula)
- 1 cup of water
- 2 egg yolks (optional)
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1/4 tsp himalayan salt
- 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp cayenne (optional)
- In a blender add egg yolk, whizz until frothy.
- Add olive oil, salt,cayenne and ACV or lemon juice
- Next add the vegetables and water, if you don't have a high speed blender, add incrementally, blending in between and adding a bit of water each time.