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Liquid Diet Help!

I broke my jaw in a treadmill accident, I had to have some teeth removed and bone grafts so I can have implants to replace the ones broken. I have been put on a strictly liquid only died for 2 weeks. I am on day three and cannot stand just tomato soup and soft ice cream. Please help me, share some good soup recipes with me that can be pureed and swallowed that are not laden with salt. I feel bloated and starving at the same time.

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  1. Gordon Ramsay's Broccoli Soup: http://youtu.be/2KR44a_5v_A
    Couldn't be easier; obviously, you have to leave the garnish out.

    Epicurious has one along the same lines using fresh corn (which is of course now in season): http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
    You need to put this one through a sieve after blending to get the last of the solids out.

    1. Contact a nutritionist and/or dietitian and have them create a proper liquid diet for you.

      It will not be better for you now and in the next couple of weeks, but for the rest of your life; you do not want to loose too much weight and/or muscles when you are recovering.

      1. Sorry about your accident. Do you own or have access to a decent quality juicer? could be a big help in making easy to get down soups and smoothies. I recently bought a Champion and it has been quite a fun tool to use.

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        1. re: JTPhilly

          I want a Champion so bad.

          OP do you have access to a high powered blender? Sounds like a horrible accident, wow.

        2. "Preparing for a real dietary challenge"

          Nov 23, 2013 by jujuthomas in Special Diets

          To the OP - if you can forgive my inept transfer of CH information (I don't know how to give you the easy link), the post referenced above will have a lot of great information for you. The original poster, jujuthomas, was facing about six weeks of having a jaw wired shut. Good luck on your recovery.

          1. Sorry to hear about your accident. Lots of online recipes for soups can be thinned and pureed.

            I like these recipes: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/turki...

            http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip...

            http://allrecipes.com/recipe/copycat-.... Puree it until smooth.

            http://thenoshery.com/2012/09/10/roas...

            1. Soups- cauliflower, lentils, black beans.

              1. Maximillen is probably correct about the nutritionist, but it might not be possible for you to get an appointment in time to set up a program for right now.

                That said, for the short term, you're on the right track, although you're probably not going to have the luxury of chow food for a couple of weeks.

                I'm posting a link to Imagine Foods that has a variety of shelf-stable soups and broths. Low calorie and low sodium choices, but, sadly, also almost zero protein. We particularly like their No-Chicken Broth. We use it to make soup or boil potatoes or pasta instead of water). In fact, I just had a mug of it warmed in the micro for lunch today.

                http://www.imaginefoods.com/products

                They also have pureed soups -- things like butternut squash, leek and potato I think, and a creamy mushroom thing. Check out the list. We find most of these products in our regular grocery store.

                Don't forget smoothies. You can add greens, and fruit and nut butter (to avoid the lumps), thin it out with water or your liquid of choice.. I don't know anything about protein powders, but it might be something you could discuss on the Special Diets board on this site.

                Theres' also yoghurt. Good protein and calcium.

                Man, that must have been a crazy treadmill accident! Take care.

                1. I had to have jaw surgery some years ago and my mouth was wired shut for around 6 weeks. I got tired of soup and milk shakes after only about a week. I started just blending up real food with a liquid of some sort, beef, chicken or veg broth. Most everything I cooked for my husband, I was able to blend and thin down. Good luck with your healing process!

                  1. You're going to want to buy protein powder and fiber powder to help add nutrition to your liquid diet... and there have been many threads on 'no-chew/post-dental surgery' eating before.

                    You can add cottage cheese to a fruit smoothie for extra protein - the blender removes all traces of 'lumpiness'.

                    Sweet potato or pumpkin soup comes out silky-smooth if you blend it.

                    1. Maximillen is probably correct about the nutritionist, but it might not be possible for you to get an appointment in time to set up a program for right now.

                      That said, for the short term, you're on the right track, although you're probably not going to have the luxury of chow food for a couple of weeks.

                      I'm posting a link to Imagine Foods that has a variety of shelf-stable soups and broths. Low calorie and low sodium choices, but, sadly, also almost zero protein. We particularly like their No-Chicken Broth. We use it to make soup or boil potatoes or pasta instead of water). In fact, I just had a mug of it warmed in the micro for lunch today.

                      http://www.imaginefoods.com/products

                      They also have pureed soups -- things like butternut squash, leek and potato I think, and a creamy mushroom thing. Check out the list. We find most of these products in our regular grocery store.

                      Don't forget smoothies. You can add greens, and fruit and nut butter (to avoid the lumps), thin it out with water or your liquid of choice.. I don't know anything about protein powders, but it might be something you could discuss on the Special Diets board on this site.

                      There's also yoghurt. Good protein and calcium.

                      Man, that must have been a crazy treadmill accident! Take care.

                      1. What a horrible accident. I hope you heal quickly.

                        Regarding liquid diets, this brave woman's blog came to mind. Food for thought. You will thank your lucky stars, and she may inspire you may she rest in peace.

                        http://limeyg.blogspot.com

                        Scroll down to 9/30/13. I still loathe that chef and will never visit that establishment even though we take the Merrit to visit family all the time. Other establishments and chefs stepped up to her situation and took on the challenge of making a foodie feel cared for.

                        1. Ouch, sorry to here that. Best of luck. As for a liquid diet, I was considering it myself for detox.

                          1. Green smoothie
                          a. filtered/distilled water
                          b. leafy green: Kale/spinach/collard pick only one
                          c. Fruit: personally I like stawberries, feel free to mix as much or as little fruit.
                          d. Put all in a high quality blender and mix on high for about 30 seconds.

                          2. Mixture of fresh squeezed vegetable juices
                          a. celery/cucumber/carrot is my favorite
                          b. Wheatgrass, buy at store or local juice bar don't do this yourself and only if your really hardcore, most people can't handle wheatgrass.

                          3. Distilled/filtered water

                          All in all a liquid diet is a lot of work but its fun and healthy.