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Wisdom Teeth Removal – Post Surgery Recovery Plan

 

So about 2 weeks ago the Hubs had his wisdom teeth removed, something he has been needing to do for years……but kept putting off…..till I went ahead and scheduled it for him.

The surgery went fairly well but he had some “tough teeth to remove.”  Essentially the doctors said that on a difficulty level of 1-5 he was a 6.  Yikes!  The Hubs has visions of the Doc just hammering away in his mouth to remove the tough embedded bone.  He was pretty swollen and sore for a good week after.  *Note to all remove your wisdom teeth when you are young.  Don’t put it off and let the teeth get comfortable and strong.

So I went into full take care of Hubs mode and may have been excited to whip up lot’s of juices, smoothies, and soups.  I’ve decided to share my recipe’s here in case anyone else needs some help with a body repairing and fueling liquid diet.

WISDOM TEETH MAIN ALL

 

JUICES

Let’s start with the juices….I decide to make pure juices vs. veggie smoothies for a couple of reasons.  The veggie smoothies have too many small particles from the spinach and fruit that would get caught in the wisdom pockets.  I also wanted the Hubs to get the ultimate vitamin benefits from the pure juices to help his body heal.  Since juicing extracts all the pulp and bulk from the food your body is able to quickly absorb all the great nutrients from the pure juice.  You can read more on my FIERCE JUICING PAGE.  I decided to switch off between 3 different juices to create a nice combo of different nutrients.

My favorite was the BEET JUICE!  Top benefits…

  1. Beets are high in iron which is great for blood building and recovery.
  2. Beets detoxify and cleanse the body.  Post surgery it is great to remove the anesthesia hangover in the body.
  3. Ginger is great for inflammation.

BEET JUICE

Next up was the GREEN JUICE.  Top benefits…

  1. Leafy greens are high in Vitamin K which is great for blood clotting.  We wanted those holes in his mouth to clot not bleed!
  2. Kale is also an excellent anti-inflammatory.
  3. Kale is high in Calcium.

GREEN JUICE

And then we have the ORANGE CARROT JUICE.  Top benefit is the healing power of Vitamin C!

CARROT ORANGE JUICE

SMOOTHIES

Every morning I would make him this scrumptious BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE.  I added RAW FUSION chocolate protein powder to help get some protein in his diet.  The avocado was also a good way to add some healthy fats.  (I promise, you won’t taste it)  Normally when I make this smoothie I’ll add some berries, spinach, and chia seeds.  But in this case none of those were allowed for fear of getting stuck in the toothless holes!

BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

The Hubs absolute favorite smoothie was and still is WATERMELON BANANA.  He still asks me to make this everyday.  It’s so simple with the cold watermelon + banana (frozen preferably) and some crushed ice.  Very refreshing!

WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

SOUPS

Okay so now for the soups.  I actually thought I’b be making a lot more soups, but it just didn’t happen as he started to move on to softer food after the first few days.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP – this is one I love to make in fall.

  1. I cook my butternut squash in slow cooker on low for 4 hours
  2. cook 1/2 a yellow onion and 1/2 a bell pepper on the stove – season with pepper and cayenne pepper
  3. blend cooked butternut squash, onion and pepper with some chicken or vegetable broth till liquified.
  4. place back in slow cooker to warm back up.  Season with more salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to your liking.
  5. The hubs did then have me fry an egg for the soup as well and add some sriracha sauce.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

CHILLED AVOCADO AND ZUCCHINI SOUP – A pinterest find!  Full recipe from Dr. Axe Food is Medicine found here

AVOCADO ZUCCHINI SOUP

After the first couple days the Hubs was able to start adding some soft food to his diet.  Other go to food became eggs, pancakes, greek yogurt, pb&j sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, noodle soups, and pho!  A few other suggestions would be hummus with some soft pita bread and mashed sweet potatoes.

PANCAKE BF WITH JUICES

 

FIERCELY LIQUID WENDY

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top Active Wear Picks

 

ACTIVE WEAR TOP PICKS

So the other day I put together my NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE – TOP SNEAKER PICKS and today I decided to add my top Active Wear picks.  Some of these are items I would truly work out in and some our items that I like to wear on a casual day.  Just the other day the Hubs says to me “I think lately you’ve been wearing more workout gear then you’ve actually been working out….”  Oops, well the puppy is keeping me busy and I’m just trying to stay comfortable!  So here you have it……

Nike Element Top

SALE = $42.90 AFTER SALE = $65

#1  NIKE ELEMENT HALF ZIP TOP – This is my absolute go to running top and casual day wear for the cool Seattle fall and Winter. Essentially once it hits low 50’s and below this is my go to running top.  I am always buying the newest colors and adding another basic black to my collection whenever I shop.

 

 

 

Nike Legendary Prints

CAPRI SALE = $59.90 AFTER SALE = $90 AND TIGHT SALE = $66.90 AFTER SALE = $100

#2  NIKE LEGENDARY PRINT DRY FIT TIGHT & DRY FIT TIGHT FIT CAPRI – I am also obsessed with all things Nike running tights especially prints and colors.  The Tiffany Blue/Turq color is my newest obsession in all things and are a must in this capri.  These are another one that can double as workout wear or casual street wear.

 

 

 

Zella Live in Capri

SALE = $31.90 AFTER SALE = $48

#3  ZELLA LIVE IN CAPRI –  The name says it all…”live in…”  Perfect for every day lounging around at such a great price.  The Zella Live In Leggings come in Capri and a full legging and also so many different colors and materials.

 

 

 

Nike Mesh Tank Top

SALE = $22.90 AFTER SALE = $35

#4  NIKE DRY FIT RACER BACK TANK – This tank top is my latest Nike pick for summer!  Comes in a variety of fun bright colors and is super light weight and flowy.  Great to pair with any leggings or capris!

 

 

Zella and Nike Instagram

NIKE ELEMENT TOP

ZELLA LIVE IN CAPRI

NIKE FREE TR FIT SHOES

Nike Hot Pink Instagram

NIKE ELEMENT TOP

NIKE LEGENDARY PRINT DRY FIT TIGHTS

NIKE DRY FIT RACER BACK TANK

 

Nike Volt Instagram

NIKE RACER BACK TANK

NIKE LEGENDARY PRINT DRY FIT TIGHTS

NIKE FREE TR FIT SHOES

SHOP ALL ACTIVE WEAR ON THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE!

Active Wear Anni Catalog

And remember the details of the sale….Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when new fall items go on sale for a limited time only and then back to regular price. (not old discounted stuff!) Nordstrom card holders get to shop early from July 10th-July 17th, then from July 18th-Aug 3rd the sale is open to all, prices go back up Monday Aug 4th.   But don’t wait that long as all the good stuff sells out fast.

HAPPY SHOPPING

FIERCELY WENDY

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top Sneaker Picks!

 

It’s that time of year again for the best sale ever, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  This is when new fall items go on sale for a limited time only and then back to regular price.  Nordstrom card holders get to shop early from July 10th-July 17th, then from July 18th-Aug 3rd the sale is open to all, prices go back up Monday Aug 4th.   But don’t wait that long as all the good stuff sells out fast.  I’ve put together my top Sneaker picks on the sale….

TOP ANNI SNEAKS

 

TR BOOK SHOT

NIKE TR FIT 4 = SALE PRICE $66.90/NAVY PRINT $72.90 VS. REG PRICE $100

 

#1 NIKE FREE TR FIT –  Why is this shoe so great?  Well it’s on the best selling Nike Free sole which is super lightweight and flexible.  This particular style is on the training platform which has flex grooves designed to give you lateral support when working out at the gym, doing cross fit, and more.  Plus it comes in many amazing colors to go with any outfit!

 

 

ASICS KAYANO 20 = SALE PRICE $119.95/REG PRICE $159.95

ASICS KAYANO 20 = SALE PRICE $119.95/REG PRICE $159.95

#2 ASICS GEL-KAYANO 20 – This is one of the BEST running shoes out there.  Great stability support for those runners that pronate. (ankle collapses inward)  GEL in the heel and forefoot make this shoe super cushy.  Put it on and you will not want to take it off.  Highly recommended for walkers as well and approved by the AMERICAN PODIATRIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.  Also comes in lot’s of great colors, plus the Black/Plum is available in wides and narrows.

 

 

TR Connect Grey Leopard

NIKE FREE TR CONNECT = SALE PRICE $72.90/REG PRICE $110

#3 NIKE FREE TR CONNECT – Similar to the Nike Free TR Fit but comes in the adorable leopard prints!  So even if you aren’t working out these are a show stopper with some leggings on a casual day.  Also, comes in black/white leopard.

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONALIST BOOK SHOT

NIKE INTERNATIONALIST = SALE PRICE $56.90/REG PRICE $85

#4 NIKE INTERNATIONALIST – Retro running sneaks have been making a huge comeback this past spring.  Pair them with shorts, dresses, leggings, and jeans.  Easy to dress up a bit or wear casually.

 

 

 

SHOP ALL ATHLETIC SHOES ON ANNIVERSARY SALE

ANNI CATALOG PAGE

HAPPY SHOPPING!

FIERCELY WENDY