I had some kind of flu bug for two whole weeks. I still have the cough, and while it did not turn into pneumonia like several people thought, my face was insomuchpain from a sinus infection.
Anyway, I have already spent two too many sentences on what ails me. I spent the week eating whole pineapples, huge glasses of juice, and grapes. Many many grapes. Red grapes are my favorite, and last week that was because of the antioxidants I was hoping would cure me – grapes are powerful healers.
So I decided to blend a bunch. Two bunches.
The result was perfection. Cool, sweet perfection.
flu-fighting red grape cooler
makes one large refreshing glass
2 cups red grapes
5 Medjool dates, pitted
1 apple, cored
1 cup organic coconut water
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
handful ice cubes
Juice the lemon and apple, remove grapes from stems (seeds are fine). Combine grapes, dates, coconut water, lemon juice and cinnamon into blender, blend at high speed until smooth. Add ice, blend.
French fries. I ate French fries too. I always crave French fries when sick – do you get weird cravings like that?