Here are four nutritious smoothie recipes that you can turn to when you need a boost but have to stick to a no-chew or liquid diet.
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
1 1/3 cups vanilla soy milk 1/4 cup silken soft tofu, crumbled and drained 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pinch of salt 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced and frozen 4 ice cubes
Combine the first six ingredients in your blender until well blended. Add bananas and ice cubes; cover and process until smooth.
Gold Medal Smoothie
1 banana, peeled 1/2 cup diced canteloupe 1/4 cup chopped carrots 1/4 cup orange segments 1 tablespoon honey or other sweetener (to taste) 1/4 lemon, peeled & seeded 1/2 cup pineapple chunks 1/2 cup water 1 cup ice 1 scoop protein powder (optional)
Salmon Louis Salad Ingredients: 1/2 cup low fat mayonnaise 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 Tbsp. grated onion 3 Tbsp. ketchup 2 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbs. chopped sweet pickles, drained 14 oz. can red sockeye salmon, drained, skin and bones removed if desired -or- 14oz of… Read More »Salmon Louis Salad
Ingredients: 4 cups vanilla ice cream or lemon ice cream, softened 6 oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed 1 9″ graham cracker crust Preparation: In medium bowl, mix ice cream and lemonade concentrate until blended. Immediately spoon into graham cracker crust. Freeze at least 4… Read More »Easy Lemonade Pie
There are a few things that you should be looking at when trying to find a protein supplement that is right for you. Whether you are looking for a protein powder that will serve as a protein booster because you are having trouble getting the recommended amount of protein or as a meal replacement after jaw surgery, you will need to know what the different types are, the ingredients, nutritional value, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. The choice of which protein supplement you choose will depend on several factors:
How long has the product been on the market?
How long is the list of ingredients?
Is there any feedback available?
Is it a supplement or a meal replacement?
Will it be used as a weight loss or weight gain tool?
Are you lactose or soy intolerant?
Do you have allergies?
Where will you consume it? If at home you have the luxury of using a blender, and adding other products such as fruit and yogurt. If you are at the office you will be far more limited in preparation and may opt for pre-made shakes.
Taste is one of the most important factors……it doesn’t matter how good the the protein powder is if you can’t manage to swallow it!
Ingredients 1 Apple, cored and chopped 4 oz Apple Juice 3 Apricots, stoned and quartered 8 oz Yogurt (I prefer Greek Yogurt because it has more protein) 4 Ice Cubes 1 Tbsp. Honey Instructions Place the apple and apple juice in the blender and pulse… Read More »Apple Apricot Smoothie
Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup frozen pearl onions 3 cups fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 cup fresh carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch coins 1 cup fresh snow peas, stemmed 1 cup frozen artichokes 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup frozen green peas… Read More »Steamed Spring Vegetables
Ingredients: 1 pound fresh, very thin fettuccine noodles 6 ounces butter, unsalted 6 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (aged 24 months), grated 1 gallon salted boiling water Directions: Cook the fettuccine noodles in boiling water for three minutes (when using fresh noodles). At the same time, mix… Read More »Alfredo’s of Rome Original Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe