It’s been a bit of a week. Monday 8th, I had a wisdom tooth out. Not such a big thing you may say. Take a fear of dentists, an utterly hair trigger gag reflex (yes, even the simple act of brushing my teeth makes me almost Be Unwell) and you have a person who is most definitely not going to have a wisdom tooth out with just a local. Add in the fact that it was an impacted tooth growing the wrong way…and you get the picture.
My instruction to my lovely dentist was “Knock me the hell out, and I’m all up for the op.”
Monday came, they did indeed knock me the hell out, rough me up, stitch me back together and send me home.
Monday = no food, but mostly sleep. I think a chicken cup a soup happened, and I put in some trahanas to soak for soup in case I felt up to it.
Tuesday = OW OW OMG pills pills pills. Once they’d kicked in, I set about making smoothies. I’d stocked up on lovely Turkish yoghurt, nice and tangy, and lots of fruit. I’d also made up a big batch of almond butter. (3 cups roasted skin on almonds, drizzle of olive oil, sea salt, whirr in the food processor for longer than you think.)
Thinned down trahanas for dinner.
1 punnet of strawberries, about 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbs honey and 2 scoops whey protein powder. Absolutely what I needed. Light, easy to drink, and extremely fresh and tasty. Believe me, you want something fresh tasting when you can still taste the stitches. This made a fabulous breakfast and lunch.
Wednesday = more improvement, still woozy as anything.
It needed to be a bit more substantial this time as I felt a bit better and was hungry.
10 fresh apricots, 2 white doughnut peaches, 2 tbs almond butter, 5 heaped tbs yoghurt, almond milk again to thin it a bit and 2 scoops protein powder to make it more filling. I added in rose and vanilla extracts and honey.
This one blew me away with how good it was. It had an almost mousse like texture, which was very satisfying. The rose lifted it into a heavenly realm for me.
By the Thursday I was back at work, as the last of the sedative had more or less left my system. I bought a smoothie for lunch but it couldn’t match up to my own ones.
My one was 5 white doughnut peaches, 1 banana, yoghurt and almond butter with added honey, plus vanilla and almond extracts.
No photo, I drank it far too quickly, and it looked just like Wednesday Smoothie , to be honest.
Friday night I managed a small dinner of *woohoo* solid food, and even though I’m not back to 100% normal yet (it’s Saturday today) I can eat most things, so long as the pieces aren’t too big., as I still can’t fully open my mouth.
I realised though that I really missed my smoothie today, so I’ve made another one for breakfast. It’s in the fridge now. I feel ridiculously organised.
My Not Out of Necessity Smoothie
2 bananas, 1/4 cup oats, 2 tbs almond/peanut butter, 1 scoop protein powder, almond milk, honey. I want to drink it all now.
Next up, I think, will be trying out almond milk with dates, cinnamon and orange flower water.
I also want to do a lighter one with watermelon, strawberries and rose.
Bananas and coconut milk with maybe some lime zest will also happen.
This is turning into a huge amount of fun. And no, there will NOT be one with kale in. Or beetroot.