So I have been getting more and more sick ever since our spontaneous party night last Thursday and when I woke up yesterday morning it finally really hit me – runny nose, sore throat, a feeling of weakness and barely any voice. Lucky for you I am the complete opposite from those people who lose their appetite when their sick. When I am down with a cold I get ravenous. It is like my body needs all the energy to fight the illness and who would I be to deny that? Here comes a more or less complete report of what I munched through yesterday:
Breakfast #1 Green Smoothie made out of a banana, some frozen mango chunks, spinach and water. Refreshing, full of vitamins, not necessarily filling. Thus this happened:
Breakfast #2 French Toast made with some whole wheat fiber bread, which I will not buy again, since it turned stale in a day. I added a side of cream cheese, peanut butter and blueberry jam and ate the other two slices left unpictured as well.
Soulfood Around lunch time O and I went to the city and park for a study break. Our trip started with a stop at the coffee shop, where I got a sunshine smoothie (mango, ananas, papaya heaven), later in the park I sneaked a crumble from Os dark chocolate cookie, followed by some shopping-fuel [unpictured] mini viennoiserie apple turnover with an espresso I love how nearly every bakery here has mini versions of croissants, chocolate croissants and raisin rolls, I am a try-them-all person as we know. And after shopping we treated ourselves to a bowl at our favorite ice creamery. My flavor of choice: pistachio. Sadly I couldn’t finish this one, the creaminess was slightly too much for me.
Dinner Later in the afternoon I heated up a bowl of my go-to cold food: chicken soup. Since the bowl was pretty small and I was ravenous, I went back for seconds. Do you also add ground pepper to chicken soup? I do this not only with the one I cook myself, but also with store-bought quick fix versions. Again [unpictured] 2 handfuls of vegetable chips (beetroot, parsnip, sweet potato and carrot) and then later in the evening, while dealing with my Strategic Management exam prep:
Supper Microwave banana oatmeal with more bananas then oats. Lately I am in to the gooey consistency it gets from adding more bananas. Of course this one was topped with peanut butter and Muscovado sugar – can you believe that I still did not finish the pack of sugar I brought from Germany!? Even though I am totally addicted. This stuff is magical.
Also [unpictured] two cups of my cold-cure-tea made of lemon juice, ginger and honey.
What is your favorite cold food? Are you losing your appetite or getting ravenous when you are down with a cold?