Smoothies for the Sick

If a sore throat is getting in way of your eating the following smoothies are a great
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Favorite Recipes

Bursting Blueberry Smoothie
Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Serves one.

Ingredients
*4 ounces soft or silken tofu*
*1 banana (use a frozen banana if a thicker smoothie is desired)
*½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
*1 tablespoon canola, almond, or olive oil
*1 cup any liquid (milk, soy milk, rice milk, Boost, Ensure, Boost Plus, or Ensure Plus, or a generic version of one of these products); use more than 1 cup if needed to blend

Instructions
*Clean, peel, and prepare the fruit and other solid ingredients.
*Place these ingredients in the blender.
*Add liquid ingredients to the blender.
*Blend all of the ingredients together to your desired consistency.
*Add additional liquid to the blender if needed to thin out consistency for better blending. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need more or less liquid to make the mixture blend.

Per serving**: 720 calories; 91 grams of carbohydrates; 22 grams of protein; 30 grams of fat***; 5.1 grams of fiber; 308 milligrams of sodium; 1,157 milligrams of potassium****
* For tofu, try a brand that does not need to be refrigerated until opened. You can find these brands on the shelf, in the nonrefrigerated health food or ethnic food section of your grocery store. Refrigerate any leftover portion of tofu after you open it at home.

** Made with Boost Plus, Ensure Plus, or a generic version of one of these products. Calories and protein will be somewhat lower if made with milk, soy milk, rice milk, or another liquid.

*** This recipe is high in fat, but contains healthy fat from the canola, almond, or olive oil.

**** If you are on a potassium-restricted diet, this recipe may not be right for you. Ask your doctor or dietitian if you are unsure of your dietary potassium limits.

Cinnamon Peach Smoothie
Preparation time: 10 minutes.

Serves one.

Ingredients
*1 cup diced peaches (fresh, frozen or canned)
*½ cup low-fat plain yogurt
*½ cup any liquid (milk, soy milk, rice milk, Boost, Ensure, Boost Plus, or Ensure Plus, or a generic version of one of these products); use more than ½ cup if needed to blend
1 tablespoon honey
*Cinnamon to taste (1/8 teaspoon is a good place to start)

Instructions
*Clean, peel, and prepare the fruit and place in the blender.
*Add liquid ingredients to blender.
*Blend all of the ingredients together to your desired consistency.
*Add additional liquid to the blender if needed to thin out consistency for better blending. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need more or less liquid to make the mixture blend.

Per serving*: 390 calories; 68 grams of carbohydrates; 15 grams of protein; 6.5 grams of fat; 2.5 grams of fiber; 215 milligrams of sodium; 866 milligrams of potassium

* Made with Boost Plus, Ensure Plus, or a generic version of one of these products. Calories and protein will be somewhat lower if made with milk, soy milk, rice milk, or another liquid.

untested recipe:

2 cups milk
2 scoops chocolate whey protein
1 cup oatmeal
1 banana
– OR –
1 cup strawberries/raspberries/etc
3 Tbsp peanut butter
ice

Throw that in the blender and enjoy.

If you don’t have any protein powder and don’t feel like getting some(get Optimum Nutrition 100% whey), you can use yogurt or cottage cheese for some more protein but you’ll have to add honey or chocolate syrup to give it enough flavor.

I’m not cooking the oatmeal. I like to get steel cut oats and use those, but the regular Quaker ones are fine too.

untested but twice endorsed recipe #2:

– 1 cup of boiled oats
– 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
– 2 cups milk
– 1 banana
– 1 tbsp natty pb
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– lots of ice

= 1000 calories and tastes really good. I throw in some brocolli too since I hate actually eating vegetables.

untested recipe #3:

For medical reasons, I’m supposed to consume a lot of yogurt. I tired quickly of eating it straight, having it over cereal, etc., so I have been making the Indian drink lassi and a lot of smoothies.

Lassi is simple: ~2 parts yogurt to 1 part water, with sugar, fruit, salt, or spices to taste. You can find a lot of complicated recipes online, but the base is simple and flexible. Enjoy!

For the past few months, I have had about one smoothie per day with frozen fruit, yogurt, sugar, and water. I hate cleaning my regular blender, but my hand blender works well inside my 21 oz. glasses, and it is easy to run it through the dishwasher.

To increase the calories of either without increasing the thickness too much, you might try using glucose rather than regular sugar (sucrose). Glucose is not as sweet, so you can add more.

….

there are actually arguments for consuming (probiotic) yogurt in a wide variety of situations. Here are some benefits:

Decreasing the gastrointestinal side effects of antibiotics.
Reducing lactose intolerance.
Promoting regularity.
Reducing ulcers (from H. pylori).
Reducing colon cancer, a common but underemphasized life-threatening cancer.

Obviously, yogurt is also a source of protein and calcium.

Matt Flynn recipe
Oreo cookie ice cream 1:1 with whole milk. calorie problem solved.

Some untested advice:
Nuts, oats, olive oil, cottage cheese, berries, milk, etc. Easy to get a thousand calories here.
whey protein, yogurt, ice, frozen banana.
Oatmeal+whey protein+frozen fruit.
Milk, ice, bananas, peanut butter, honey.

2 scoops brewers yeast for protein, 1 banana, 1 cup milk, 2grams of vitamin C powerder form and you will rock.

for high calorie switch yogurt with ice cream and add peanut butter.

Milk certainly works, can’t go wrong with coconut oil or something similar…also just take a tbsp of olive oil before and after every “meal”, calories will just climb…

if you wanna go the lazy route carnation instant breakfast is what was recommended to us by a dietitian for our child that was low weight.

Buy some Ensure Plus. It’s easy and high calorie.

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One Response to “Smoothies for the Sick”

  1. Blenderman Says:

    I’m gunna have to try these out next time im feelin sick.

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