Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Smoothie....Salad....Sinus Wash (aka Neti Pot)

Happy hump day! Today was my first go at eating raw foods until dinner time. Well....I thought I was doing great this morning until I had downed half my smoothie. I then realized that I had put Almond milk in the blender to make my smoothie. It was store bought almond milk, not raw....bummer! On the up side of that, the smoothie sure was good. My smoothie was pretty simple this morning, because I thought Tony was going to drink some of it. He wasn't hungry though, which left more for me. :o) My smoothie this morning consisted of a frozen banana, 1 cup almond milk, 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks, 1/4 cup frozen blueberries, and a dash of cinnamon and ginger. Another smoothie that was like a milk shake.

I had a pretty boring salad for lunch. I think I should have waited until tomorrow to start the partial raw diet, because I realized this morning that I was in need of raw veggies. I managed to have an all green salad for lunch with a few dried cranberries and sunflower seeds on it (booorrrrring). For my dressing I used lemon juice and olive oil. Tomorrow is going to be a much better day though, because I am going to the grocery store after work.

Yesterday after I got home we went to Walgreen's to get Tony some sinus/allergy medicine. He seems to be getting my crud. While we were there, I decided to check out the Neti Pots. VeganMom suggested that I try it. She said that it helped her a while back when she was sick. I have heard tons of other people talk about them and swear by them, so I bought one. Have you ever used a Neti Pot? Let me just is one of the weirdest things that I have ever tried, and it's very funny to watch some one do it. Tony took the plunge and used it first. It was hilarious. Then it was my's just WEIRD to pour something in one nostril and have it come out the other! But, I have got to be totally honest here! I think it has helped me tremendously. I seem to be much better today. I did the wash last night and this morning! I'm totally on bored with this whole Neti Pot thing! Click here for some information on it and how it works. I bought the cheaper version, because I didn't want to waste money if I didn't like it. What I bought is below and it is great!

I hope everyone has a great night!


  1. I haven't used a Neti Pot yet but I have one coming (Neil Med is giving away free ones on Facebook!). I have used a sinus rinse bottle though (same concept). While it was really gross and felt very odd, it did work! :)

  2. your salad didn't look boring to me- yum!
    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

  3. I've never used a Neti Pot but have also heard a lot of good things about them. It would be weird, but that's great that it helped!

  4. Hi,

    We just came across your blog and love it! We can't wait to try out some of the recipes you have featured here. Although we're not 100% vegan, we love incorporating vegan food into all of our social gatherings whether it be birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, dinner parties and the like, because it is so delicious, healthy and vibrant. Visit our blog when you get the chance and try some of the vegan recipes we have posted - we'd love to get your feedback!

    Kate & Rachel

  5. Doing a neti pot while laughing sounds like quite a feat! Glad it helped. That's really good to know; it's always better to go for the natural remedies.

  6. sinus irrigation is where it's at during pollen/allergy season! I expect mucho sinus issues this spring. womp womp! It's always great that there are natural products to alleviate it though!!!!!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  7. Good for you for trying the Neti Pot! I hope to do it too. Don't know why I didn't buy one when I had a cold about six months ago.

  8. I don't think I could live without my neti pot. Seriously.

  9. "it is one of the weirdest things that I have ever tried, and it's very funny to watch some one do it"

    hahaha you are so cute! glad your husband tried it first:)

  10. Oh Yeah, so glad the neti pot worked for you. We have the same pot as we didn't want to spend a fortune if it didn't work. It certainly is weird, but it works. My boys get a kick out of watching me do it, but refuse to try :)

  11. That smoothie looks great!

    I have major sinus problems once spring rolls in, so I should probably get myself a neti pot already.

  12. I have sinus problem. I heard lot of things about neti pots and i use it and its really work. it is good. That smoothie looks fine.
    -sinus flush