Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recipes For The Liquid Diet Stage



The Hamilton Beach Single Serve Blender. I have been getting to know it the past couple of weeks. For the next month at least it's going to be my bestest friend! Yes, that's right...the time for the official liquid diet to begin draws closer. One week from today it won't be "mostly" liquids like I'm doing now. It will be liquids only!! So, I've already been buying things I'll need to make it easier such as this handy dandy single serve blender with a lid you can drink from...and it fits in your cup holder. I've also been stocking up on low fat cream soups (which I will have to strain), tomato soup (so good when mixed with skim milk...adds some protein), Crystal Lite, SF Jello, SF Pudding, and a few different protein shake powders. But even with that, a liquid diet could quickly get old and boring. Luckily, today I got an email from my Bariatric Clinic and they sent me info on starting my liquid diet that included some recipes. I thought I'd share them with you today. So here goes.

Protein Shake Recipes

* Pina Colada: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 tsp. coconut extract + ice
* Latte: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 Tbsp. instant decaf coffee + ice
* Eggnog: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/2 tsp. rum extract + ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
* Almond Delight: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1/4 tsp. almond extract + ice
* Pumpkin Pie in the Sky: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 tsp. vanilla extract + 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
* Apple Pie: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + 1 tsp. vanilla extract + 1 tsp. apple pie spice
* Peach Pie: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free peach syrup + ice
* Amaretto cookie: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free amaretto syrup + dash of DaVinci sugar free cookie dough syrup + ice
* Campfire S'more: 1 cup water + 1 scoop vanilla protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free toasted marshmallow syrup + dash of DaVinci sugar free German chocolate cake syrup + ice
* Mocha: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + 1 Tbsp. instant decaf coffee + ice
* Chocolate Mint: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract + ice
* Chocolate Banana: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + 1/2 tsp. banana extract + ice
* Chocolate Almond: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + 1/4 tsp. almond extract + ice
* Chocolate Peanut Butter: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free peanut butter syrup + ice
* Chunky Monkey: 1 cup water + 1 scoop chocolate protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free banana syrup + ice
* Caramel Latte: 1 cup water + 1/2 scoop cappuccino flavored protein powder + 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder + dash of DaVinci** sugar free caramel syrup + ice

High-Protein Milk
Instructions: In a blender, mix:
1 cup skim milk
2 scoops (1 ounce) Carb Solutions or other protein powder
Sugar substitute
Vanilla or flavoring
--This recipe provides: ..190 calories..28 grams protein..2 grams fat..1 gram fiber
Variations:
• Chocolate milk: Add unsweetened cocoa powder to the recipe before mixing.
• Hot chocolate: heat the chocolate milk. Sip slowly.

High-Protein Fruit Punch
Instructions: In a blender, mix:
6 ounces sugar-free powdered fruit drink (such as Crystal Light or sugar-free Kool Aid)
2 scoops (1 ounce) protein powder
4 ice cubes
--This recipe provides: ..110 calories..20 grams protein..4 grams carbohydrate.. 2 grams fat

High-Protein Cream Soup
Eat soup when it is lukewarm.
Instructions: Mix well:
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 teaspoon chicken or beef bouillon
3 tablespoons protein powder
Add enough hot water to equal 1 cup
--This recipe provides: ..200 calories..24 grams protein..20 grams carbohydrate..2 grams fat

**Tips for Choosing Liquid Protein Supplements from the Pharmacy or Grocery Store**

Read labels. Look for supplements with:
• At least 15 grams (g) of protein per 8-ounce (1 cup) serving
• Less than 20 grams Total Carbohydrate per 8-ounce serving
• Less than 5 grams fat per 8-ounce serving

Do not choose any of the following supplements. They are too high in carbohydrates:
• Regular Carnation Instant Breakfast • Ensure • Slim-Fast • Boost

**Tips for Protein Shakes**
• Non-fat plain yogurt can be added to shakes to increase protein and creaminess
• Freeze skim milk in ice cube trays. Blend these “milk cubes” with your shake to make it cold and slushy. This also adds protein without diluting your shake.
• Turn an ordinary protein shake into a vanilla or mocha latte by adding 1 teaspoon of decaffeinated instant coffee to a vanilla or chocolate shake. Or add 1 serving Sunrise Orange Crystal Light® to a vanilla shake for a dreamsicle flavor.
• If you find that you do not tolerate milk, you can use fat free Lactaid milk or soy milk to add protein to your shake. Avoid flavored soy milk (i.e. vanilla, chocolate, almond) as it contains a large amount of added sugar.

4 comments:

tz said...

totally just "pinned" this. Thanks for the good ideas.

Michelle Jackson said...

You mean I'm on Pinterest now? Awesome!! :) Thanks!

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