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)
Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.
1 cup (160 g) green grapes
1/2 cup (78 g) pineapple
2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach
1/2 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth (don’t worry, you can’t taste the spinach!).
Lemon Raspberry Smoothie
10 ice cubes
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt (or use Greek yogurt for a higher protein level and add some vanilla extract)
1 lemon – peeled, quartered, & seeded
1 cup raspberries
3 tablespoons honey (or whatever sweetener you prefer)
Combine all ingredients in your blender, and blend until you like the consistency.