Vitamix: Day 2 / Hot Apple Cider

I have to admit that I haven’t been feeling better.  Not since seeing my new doctor, not since taking a bunch of new supplements and hormones (although, my mood has improved and my depression is gone!).  In fact, last week I got so itchy all over that I couldn’t sleep.  I had no idea what was causing it, so I stopped taking everything except my thyroid medication to see if I was having a reaction to something.  It didn’t go away, so now I’m itchy AND I’m not taking my supplements.

I know I’m on the right track to getting healthy, but it’s hard staying positive and patient when I want to feel better RIGHT NOW.

I’ve been so fatigued all the time, I am moving at 1/4 speed.  I really have to force myself not to get trapped in the same cycle of being too tired to prepare meals –> eating crap –> feeling worse because my diet is terrible –> return to step 1.  I have been eating mostly carbs, carbs, carbs.

I need to get back on the right track.  Tomorrow.  Today I wanted to make a really easy comfort food, so I made hot apple cider.

I used:

  • 1 Honeycrisp apple, cored
  • Hot water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Put the apples in first and blend until they’re a mushy goo.  Add water to reach desired consistency.  I used 1 cup; any more would have been too watery.  Add cinnamon and blend for 3-4 minutes, or until it’s hot.

The result:

One extremely distinguished glass of hot apple cider.

I don’t mind the pulp; in fact, I hardly noticed it BECAUSE THE VITAMIX IS SO AWESOME.

I vow to make things with more than 1 ingredient from now on.  Maybe.  Probably.

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