My “wild” weekend

by Khushboo on December 12, 2011

The phrase Happy Monday could not be any more apt: I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a new week to start.  This past weekend may go down in history as one of the lamest yet thanks to being hit by the flu.  It involved a lot of tissues and quality time with my bed.  Put it this way: you know your weekend is lame when the highlight of it is a smoothie. Well to be fair, the smoothie tasted pretty amazing.

While I was ill my cravings for the following two foods went through the roof:

  • Fruit:  My body was dehydrated it was probably also a sign that my body was deplenished of certain vitamins and nutrients.  I obliged :)
  • Chocolate: Although chocolate cravings never need a reason, chocolate is known to be a natural mood-enhancer and perhaps my body/serotonin levels needed a boost.  Who am I to argue with science??

Fortunately this smoothie squashed them both:

Kill 2 Birds Cravings With One Smoothie:

  • 200 ml chocolate (soy) milk
  • 2 large handfuls frozen strawberries
  • Pinch of xanthan gum – optional


Combine the above in blender and whizz away.  Top with chocolate chips if you’re feeling wild…as you can see, clearly I was ;)


On a brighter note, I was feeling a-ok on Sunday evening and saw New Year’s Eve, which I loved!

The cast alone is guaranteed entertainment and between Zac Effron, Josh Duhamel & Jon Bon Jovi, the movie is oozing eye-candy ;) !  If you enjoyed movies with multiple plots like Love Actually and Valentine’s Day, this is definitely a must-watch!

What did you do this weekend? Let me live vicariously through you…

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Alexandra December 12, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Dude my weekend was lame with a capital L too haha Stupid studying takes away all the fun!
That smoothie looks amazing though :)

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Alexandra December 12, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Ps–hope you feel better soon!

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Thanks! I’m feeling much better!

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Geek alert but studying > being sick :) !

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lovetotrain December 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

awwww… sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. i was also a bit sick.. still kinda blocked. SO annoying.

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Hope you’re feeling better too!

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Parita @ myinnershakti December 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

The flu?! I’m so sorry to hear that! I hope you feel better soon.

And I can’t wait to see New Years Eve. I already told Vishnu to mark his calendar…he’s thrilled! ;)

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Haha he will love it…and if not, remind him Jessica Biel, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry are all in it…eye candy for both sexes :D

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset December 12, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Blehh I hope you feel better soon love! Great smoothie recipe too :)
And I had a fun night Friday in NYC, but went to sleep at 9:45 pm on Saturday night and woke up at 8 ish… wild and crazy I know!

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Thanks, am feeling much better! Haha it’s ok, your wild Friday night makes up for Saturday’s granny bed time :D

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Meg (A Dash of Meg) December 12, 2011 at 10:10 pm

SO JEALOUS! I want to see this movie asap :)

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

You must- it’s fab!

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Simply Life December 13, 2011 at 6:29 am

oh no! hope you’re feeling better!

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Lots better, thanks!

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Tina @ Best Body Fitness December 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Oh, no! glad youre feeling better.

And I want to see that movie. Peter thinks I’m crazy, but I loved Valentine’s Day and think movies like that with all the stories connected somehow are so cute.

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Khushboo Thadani December 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Thanks Tina! It’s definitely a must-see! Did you guys ever see Crash? If not, it’s definitely one both of you would enjoy (serious, yet interconnected!)

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Nada (One Arab Vegan) December 13, 2011 at 5:29 pm

That smoothie sounds de-lish! Can you believe I’ve never tried chocolate soy milk? Shocking I know. My weekend was similarly lame as you know, but I managed to get in a great run on Saturday which actually made me feel better!

I really want to see NYE but am not expecting much, I think Hollywood has pushed it with the interconnected movies (He’s Just Not That Into You, Valentine’s Day etc.)

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Khushboo Thadani December 14, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Ohh you need to get your hands on some choc soy milk asap…Alpro is your go-to! And when you do, drink it after a run….you’ll never look back :) ! I agree about the interconnected movies but it’s still fun to see a bunch of celebs pop up on the screen! I thought Crash however was fantastic!

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jojo December 14, 2011 at 1:52 am

It’s funny, because me and my husband caught a cold in the weekend too. Suffering and trying not to give it to the baby :(
I almost always make my smoothie with fruits and vegetables only, but as a chocolate lover, I may have to try a chocolate smoothie.. I’m actually surprised I haven’t done it yet!?

I hope you are feeling better!

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Khushboo Thadani December 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Hope you and the husband are feeling better :) ! As much as I love fruit smoothies, chocolate always takes thing things to the next level!

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