Liquid or Low Chew Diet

Here's a sample liquid or Low-Chew Diet as well as some tasty recipes. If you come across any good concoctions that made your recovery easier, please let me know during one of your visits or email me so I can add to these suggestions for others!


- Orange Delight

- Pureed fruit juice

- Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat or Red River Cereal diluted with milk with maple syrup or sugar

- Eggnog (1 egg, 8 oz. whole milk, 1-2 tsp. vanilla, nutmeg to taste)

Mid-Morning Snack

- High Protein Milk Shake, milk or pudding thinned with milk


- Chicken, vegetable or mushroom soup

- Strained baby food fruit or vegetable

- Pureed fruit or fruit baby food

Mid-Afternoon Snack

- Banana Milkshake


- Broccoli soup

- Grilled or poached fish, or tuna, salmon or crabmeat salad

- Well-steamed (soft) vegetables

- Mashed potatoes

- Strawberry Yoghurt

- Smooth ice cream or sherbet

Evening Snack

- Creamy Fruit Dessert

- Warm Ovaltine or hot chocolate made with milk


Orange Delight

2 cups fresh orange juice

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

Half-teaspoon vanilla

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend at low speed until smooth; makes 2 10 oz. servings.


High-Protein Milkshake

1 cup of 1% or 2% milk

1 egg

1 scoop vanilla ice cream

½ teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons butterscotch syrup

Place all ingredients into blender and mix at low speed until smooth.


Banana Milkshake

1 ripe banana

1 cup of milk

5 drops vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into blender and mix until smooth. Try adding smooth peanut butter and an egg.


Creamy Fruit Dessert

1/3 cup cottage cheese or ricotta cheese

1 small can mixed fruit, peaches or tangerines

Dash of cinnamon or nutmeg

Put all ingredients in blender and mix for 20 seconds or until smooth.


Broccoli Soup

10 oz. package frozen chopped broccoli or use fresh

1 ½ Cup milk

1 Cup light cream

1 teaspoon of chopped onion

2 beef bouillon cubes

1/4 teaspoon salt

Dash of pepper

Dash of ground nutmeg

Sour cream is desired

Partially thaw broccoli then break into small chunks. Place in blender with half cup of milk. Blend until smooth for 40-60 seconds. Add all other ingredients and blend another 30-40 seconds. Chill thoroughly. Serve topped with dollops of sour cream. Makes 4 servings. 300 calories.


Chilled Strawberry Soup

1 Pint fresh strawberries

1/2 cup dry white wine or no alcohol white wine

1/4 cup sugar

Juice of one lemon

Lemon peel of one lemon

1/4 cup Buttermilk (optional)

In blender, mix everything except the strawberries very well. Add strawberries and chop only using stop and go button to avoid puree of the fruit. Chill well and serve.


Black Bean Soup

2 pounds of turtle beans, Mexican type

4 buds of fresh, chopped garlic

2 whole onions, chopped

1 Teaspoon ground cumin

1 Teaspoon fennel seeds

1/2 Teaspoon salt

½ Teaspoon pepper

2 Cups chicken stock or enough to cover ingredients

Soak the turtle beans in cold water overnight. Rinse well and discard any sand and stones. Drain, dry and put aside. Sauté garlic and onions until soft. Put all the ingredients into a large stockpot. Top with chicken stock with at least one inch above all the ingredients. Heat to a boil and reduce to simmer until beans turn very soft and mushy. Stir occasionally to prevent burning the bottom. Add as necessary to keep ingredients covered. Once beans are soft, let the mixture cool and puree in a blender or food processor. Bring back to a boil for serving using a dollop of salsa and plain yogurt as garnish.

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