I met with a sleep specialist yesterday afternoon to discuss the results of a sleep study I did a few weeks ago. My doctor wanted to see if I have sleep apnea that’s contributing to my fatigue.
The sleep study was a really weird experience. I had to go at 8pm and then sit in my room for about 2 hours while I could hear other people snoring and/or watching Two and a Half Men from their (every 5 seconds: *laugh track* “MENNNNNNN“). Eventually it was my turn, and then I had stuff glued all over my head and chest and tubes stuck up my nose. I had to sleep on my back and basically try not to move so the nose-tubes didn’t tickle and block me from breathing. They woke me up at 5am after a horrible night’s sleep and I walked home with globs of white glue all over my head.
And I don’t have sleep apnea! He says I could have narcolepsy, except I don’t have some major symptoms and my sleep study was normal, so probably not. He said I should fix all my autoimmune-related problems and then call him if I still have trouble with fatigue and sleepiness so he can do more tests. HUMMUS.
Sorry, I couldn’t think of a good segue. Hummus. I made some. With my Vitamix.
But first, I had a smoothie for breakfast, with:
- 1 orange, peeled (blended first to make juice)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 small banana
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 big handful baby spinach
This is basically the best smoothie I’ve ever had. NO SPINACH CHUNKS! It had the consistency of Booster Juice. So awesome.
The hummus was good too. Filling! Adapted from one of the Vitamix recipes.
- 1 19oz can chick peas, about half of the liquid drained
- 1.5 tsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp raw sesame seeds
- 1 garlic clove (peeled)
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- salt to taste
- Place all ingredients in the Vitamix except salt.
- Select variable 1, turn on, quickly increase to 10 and then switch to High.
- Blend for 1 minute, using the tamper to press the ingredients down.
- Add salt to taste.
Sorry, Beast (that’s what I’ve named my Vitamix, by the way), but next time I’d probably use the food processor. It was a bit difficult to get the hummus out of the bottom of the container, so I ended up wasting quite a bit. But I still love you.
I have a weird burst of energy today.