Recipes for a Liquid Diet

February 11, 2008 12:00 am

Sometimes it’s necessary to follow a liquid diet if solids are not being digested properly. These recipes are tasty and nutritious.

Fruity yogurt sipper

1 large, ripe banana or 2 medium peaches, peeled and pitted
1½ cups whole milk
1 carton (8 ounces) vanilla yogurt
1–2 tablespoons powdered sugar
½ cup ice cubes

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Cut fruit into chunks. Blend all ingredients except ice in a blender until smooth. Add ice one cube at a time, blending until smooth.

With banana:

Yield: 2 cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 2½

With peaches:

Yield: 2 cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 2

High-protein shake

1 cup protein-fortified, reduced-fat (2%) milk
½ cup regular ice cream
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butterscotch sauce, chocolate sauce, or fruit syrup

Put all ingredients in a blender. Blend at low speed for 10 seconds. For variety, try adding ½ cup banana or 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter with 2 teaspoons sugar.

With butterscotch sauce:

Yield: 1½ cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 2½

With chocolate sauce:

Yield: 1½ cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 2½

With fruit syrup:

Yield: 1½ cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 2½

With banana and chocolate sauce:

Yield: 1½ cups
Serving size: 1 cup
Per serving:

Carbohydrate choices: 3

With peanut butter, sugar, and chocolate sauce:

Yield: 1½ cups
Serving size: 1 cup

Carbohydrate choices: 2½

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