I’ve been in a pretty overbearing flare since Sunday; it’s really just a continuation of last week’s nausea with more fatigue and throbbing pain added to the mix. When my IBS flares up, everything else (including my desire to eat) takes a real nosedive. The nausea makes even the thought of food gag worthy and when I do eat, it can’t be anything too acidic or spicy. My trusty Nutribullet (bought by my lovely mother) came to the rescue once again. It is a perpetual mainstay on my kitchen counter and purees everything to a drinkable liquid. It is just what I need when I am stumbling, weak, dizzy, and too out of it to make a real meal. Yesterday, I blended up some gorgeous blueberries that I caught on sale. They are normally too expensive to buy regularly. I had planned to dry them out for a new Blueberries and Creme Cookie that I want to try, but that isn’t happening this week. A banana, half of a gala, almond milk and oats and my Blueberry Smoothie was complete.
Dinner came late and consisted of a simple Tomato Black Bean Salad that I made up on the fly. I love the color contrast of the bright red tomato against the black beans, with the orange of carrots and a dash of sea salt, black pepper, and a little parm it was a visually appealing as well. It really is true that we eat with our eyes. I should have nixed the white onion as they did a number on my stomach probably due to my nausea.
I had the same smoothie today and so far that’s all I’ve eaten. I do have sauce in the slow cooker, but that will need to wait until my stomach settles down; which may not be until next week. Oh well, the great thing about sauce is that it gets better with time. Ok. fatigue is setting in, time for a nap.
the gluten free chef