#SmoothieNumbers 32: Green Ginger

Smoothie Numbers 32: Green Ginger Smoothie

Last year, I had the unfortunate experience of getting rid of a lingering cold that wasn’t quite uncomfortable, but it left behind a coughing fit that took weeks to go away. The coughing prevented a good night’s sleep, which made me irritable during the day. Eventually, I hacked cough my throat into a raspy sound. Not even my Ginger Lemon Tea couldn’t erase the cough away. Finally, a visit to a doctor confirmed my cough to be a viral infection, and as she recommended the proper medication to buy, she simply told me to be patient. The cough will eventually go away. Meanwhile, a co-worker sympathized with me and made a gingery juice that cut thru the mucus causing coughs like a sharp knife. Between, the gingery drinks and the medication, the coughing slowing went away. And, I finally returned to getting a proper night’s sleep.

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#SmoothieNumbers 31: Spiced Pumpkin Coffee

#SmoothieNumbers 31: Spiced Pumpkin Coffee Smoothie

Are temperatures starting to drop? The day is unusually warm for this time of year, while nights are a crisp chill. Global warming causes autumn — as well as the other seasons — to act funny. And, our new government is slowly dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). C’est la vie… but, it’s not normal. Fall for SmoothieNumbers 31: Spiced Pumpkin Coffee. It’s an energizing drink for staying ‘woke’ in a super-charged, political climate, while keeping the spice ‘real’ with pumpkin puree.

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Smoothie No. 4: Cucumber and Lemon Balm

Cucumber Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice
Cucumber Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice

Cucumber and Lemon Balm is number four of the Smoothie Numbers series. They’re quick postings listing the ingredients for making refreshing, healthy drinks in a blender.

Cucumber and Lemon Balm Smoothie/Juice

Ingredients: 3 to 4 Kirby cucumbers, peeled and seeds removed, cut into chunks, and frozen; 1 to 2 cups Lychee juice; 1/2 to 1 cup fresh lemon balm leaves; and 1/2 to 1 tsp. honey.