New Items on the Menu For a Liquid Diet

20 Aug

Breakfast Items Yogurt and fruit make breakfast tasty and healthy.

Many yogurt drinks are on the dairy aisle of any grocery store. Also try buying plain yogurt, and then add your own fruit blends. Just make sure to puree the fruit to a manageable consistency.

Yogurt is rich in calcium, and fruits are great sources for other vitamins. For a drink, cranberry juice acts as a superb preventative measure against UTI’s (urinary tract infections).

Cranberry-grape juice tastes wonderful to someone who would wince at a glass of straight cranberry juice. Rich antioxidants permeate this drink. Thin oatmeal or cream of wheat provides necessary fiber, but you can add some taste by layering it with pureed fruit, molasses, or brown sugar.

In the place of a generic hot chocolate mix, substitute a chocolate heath-drink supplement, which is richer in vitamins. Smoothies for Lunch Sometimes a well-made fruit smoothie is a rich but not overwhelming meal.

A fruit smoothie is a blended combination of frozen fruits, ice, and other ingredients. There are innumerable smoothie recipes available. The secret ingredient for any smoothie is the thickening agent. Yogurt or pureed bananas work well. Bananas are a great source of potassium. You can easily sneak some carrot juice into a fruit smoothie without damaging the taste. In fact, the vegetable juice helps temper the sweetness. Don’t feel as if you have to use fresh fruit all the time. Blended frozen fruit helps to thicken the consistency. A smoothie is a great way to tailor the liquid diet to personal tastes and to exercise creativity.

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Soup Lunches Soup is a staple for a liquid diet, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be tasteless.

Entrée Options A blender is the most essential tool for a liquid or soft diet. Basically by using one of these, you are cutting out one step in the process of eating: chewing. Most vegetables can be blended, but make sure you still include traditional spices. Many meats can be blended with broth. Be careful about the presentation of these courses.

Desserts Shakes are perfect for a liquid diet. This is where diet supplements can be used unabashedly. These shakes are packed with vitamins and protein. They come in multiple flavors: French vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, hazelnut, berry blend, etc. Instant coffee grounds can be added to give drinks added flavor. Ice cream adds important calories. You can also blend in fruit to contribute to the taste. Experiment!

by www.bettiblue.com

 

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