Internship life is moving at rocket ship speed!
I’m about to begin my 4th week of rotations, and am currently rotating at a large hospital in Savannah, GA for foodservice. It’s not exactly the most glamorous rotation, so I will be happy when I move onto clinical and other rotations in the future.
I’ve also been battling a mean cold, and no matter how much dayquil and water I drink, I can’t get rid of it due to all the work I’ve had to do! Not to mention I had to do an 8 hr shift starting at 3 am on friday….no joke.
What has helped me feel a little better though? These gorgeous juices I freshly made at home this weekend. I blended carrot, apple, orange, lemon, ginger, cucumber, and kale to make these beauties. The furthest one on the right was a smoothie I made: frozen blueberries, almond milk, raw cacao, flax and chia seeds, vanilla extract, and banana. SO DELISH! I love my mason jar glasses so I can make a ton of juices and smoothies at once and they will keep in the fridge for a few days for easy grab-and-go nutrition. ðŸ™‚ (psst: i also made some of my famous homemade vanilla almond milk that tasted like a MILKSHAKE but it was gone in a day so I didn’t take a photo ðŸ˜‰ )I also threw together these SUPER SIMPLE banana flax crackers inspired by these here. I mashed together 2 over-ripe bananas, flax seeds, and added a little cinnamon and local GA-grown pecan flour and baked in the oven. They are so delicious topped with nut butter. These have already been gone for a few days and now I’m considering making more…. SO yummy and easy!
Food prepping is the one thing that is getting me through these long commutes to Savannah and 8 hour shifts. What did I make this weekend for my upcoming week? â†‘ Green lentils with sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, shallots, peppers, nutritional yeast, and a variety of seasonings.
My view for the next year â†‘ Good ol’ Medical Nutrition Therapy….
The cutest banana minions were on display during an event we helped with called “Chef and Child Day”, where a chef brings in their team and cooks a healthy, local, organic meal following the National School Lunch Guidelines for the kids. It was so much fun and the kids loved it! Below was one of the large nutrition education marketing tools they had on display.
So far it’s been a whirlwind of nonstop work, fun events, and nutrition all-day every-day which I love! I’m definitely still in need of some rest, especially before I have to get up at 4:30 am tomorrow to head to rotations, but it’s all worth it! Anyone have any good cold remedies for me? I need to get rid of this nonsense!