16 August 2010

Meals through a Straw

If it can't be consumed through a straw then you'll have to go hungry!!  That's not the catch cry of Nurse Ratched - just the way things are at the moment.

My daughter has recently had dental surgery - all four wisdom teeth removed - and for these first few days of recovery cannot chew any food. All her food is being blended to a smooth paste and basically taken in via the use of a straw.

Orders to the kitchen are for smoothies, soup and more smoothies.

From this . . . . . .

. . . . . . . to this!!

I keep a stock of bananas in the freezer to add to the smoothies.  This helps thicken a smoothie did you know?

The smoothest and most nutritional soup we've been eating has been Spinach and Broccoli soup.  Looks like nothing you've ever seen (enough said) but really does taste quite good.  The flavour is enhanced by the addition of green peppercorns and a tablespoon of natural yoghurt at the end.  We actually voluntarily eat it during winter - irrespective of dental extractions.

Banana Icecream
Frozen bananas, put through a kitchen processor for 4 minutes will produce the most wonderful soft textured icecream that is all banana and nothing else - no preservatives, no sugar, no added anything.  You cannot believe how luscious it tastes until you try it.

If you want to give it a go, remember, to persevere through the gritty crystallised stage.  Keep going it will eventually work.

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