Yesterday Luke felt pretty good—that combination of anesthesia, ice packs, hydrocodone, et al. does wonders. Luke says that he’s not feeling too bad today though his sunken eyes and pallid skin tell another story.
But, pain is not what Luke complains about. He can deal with pain. The real issue is food. In particular, meat. Yesterday, he lived off of smoothies. This morning it was smoothies and pudding. And for lunch I blended a “stew” of sausage and sauce, which he said was “okay.”
I tried to serve it to him again at dinner. But it was too much, especially since we were eating hamburgers. Luke grabbed a patty and ripped it into small pieces and swallowed them.
However, he did ask if I’d make him more smoothies because “they’re really good, especially when you freeze them.”
Here’s the recipe—right off the Hodgsen Mill box of Milled Flax Seed.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
¼ c. milk
¾ c ice cream
½ c. frozen strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 ½ T. milled flax seed*
1 T. honey
*Flax seed is actually a complete protein!! Not quite meat, I realize, but in pinch…