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Diet and Nutrition

Recipes for Pureed Foods - Beverages, Shakes and Desserts

A number of medical and dental conditions require special care to ensure complete and balanced nutrition while maintaining a soft or liquid diet. Information follows to help guide your choices.

While you are having difficulty chewing or swallowing, use these recipes for preparing pureed meals . They can be the basis for developing your own recipes. Be creative! You can puree almost any food. Serve foods attractively and try a variety of herbs and seasonings. Do not limit yourself to plan foods and milkshakes. Experiment and enjoy!

Yogurt Fruit Drinks
Cran-Orange Cup
Peach Cooler
Cocoa Diablo
German Hot Chocolate Mix
Super Chocolate Drink
Chocolate Peanut Butter Drink
Egg Nog
Chocolate Egg Nog
Prune Nog
Milk and Fruit Shake
Super Banana Shake
Sherbet Shake
Mocha Shake
Super Chocolate Shake
Cake and Ice Cream
Fruit Cobbler
Pudding
Blended Canned or Fresh Fruits
Yogurt N' Fruit
Hot Spice Applesauce
Peaches and Cream
Fruit and Gelatin Whip
Strawberry Cheesecake

Beverages and Shakes

Yogurt Fruit Drinks

Combine the following ingredients in blender and blend well. Yield: 1 serving each

Peachy Yogurt Drink

Apricot Yogurt Drink

Bananna Fruit Yogurt Drink

Egg Nog Yogurt Drink

Cran-Orange Cup

In teapot, pour boiling water over herbal teabags. Cover and brew for 5 minutes. Remove teabags. Stir in remaining ingredients. Yield: 4 servings

Peach Cooler

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold. Yield: 1 serving

Cocoa Diablo

1 cup milk Combine sugar, cocoa, coffee and cinnamon in saucepan. Mix well. Add milk and stir until dry ingredients are dissolved. Heat to serving temperature, stirring frequently. Do not boil. Yield: 1 serving

German Hot Chocolate Mix

Mix well. Store in covered container. When ready to use, add 1/3 cup mix to 1 cup boiling water.

Super Chocolate Drink

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Yield: 1 serving

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drink

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well. Yield: 1 serving

Egg Nog

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Chill. Yield: 1 serving

Chocolate Egg Nog

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend well. Yield: 1 serving

Prune Nog

Place all ingredients in jar or blender container. Cover. Blend and serve chilled. Yield: 1 serving

Milk and Fruit Shake

Place fruit and milk in blender. Blend until smooth. If you use berries, strain to remove all seeds. Yield: 1 serving

Super Banana Shake

Place all ingredients in blender and blend well. Yield: 1 serving

Sherbet Shake

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Chill. You may substitute Kool-aid or other carbonated beverages in place of ginger ale. Yield: 1 serving

Mocha Shake

Place all ingredients in blender. Blend well. Yield: 1 serving

Super Chocolate Shake

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Chill. Yield: 1 serving

 

Desserts

Cake and Ice Cream

Blend cake and ice cream. Add milk and blend until smooth. Add additional milk if too thick. Yield: 1 serving

Fruit Cobbler

Blend cobbler until smooth. Add milk and blend until of liquid consistency. Yeild: 1 serving

Pudding

Add ingredients to blender. Blend until of liquid consistency. Yield: 1 ½ cup

Blended Canned or Fresh Fruits

Place all ingredients in blender. Cover. Process on low speed until smooth. Serve cold. Yield: 1 serving

Yogurt n’ Fruit

Add all ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth. Strain mixture through strainer or sieve to remove all seeds. Chill seedless mixture. Yield: 1 ½ cups

Hot Spiced Applesauce

Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Yield: 1 serving

Peaches and Cream

Blend all ingredients together. Serve chilled. Yield: 1 serving

Fruit and Gelatin Whip

Dissolve flavored gelatin in boiling water according to package instructions. Put ½ cup warm gelatin and baby fruit into blender and blend until smooth. Add whipped cream to taste. Serve warm. Yield: 1 serving

Strawberry Cheesecake

Put jam through strainer or sieve to remove seeds. Put seedless jam, milk, and cheesecake into blender and process until smooth. Add more milk if necessary. Yield: 1 serving

This information originally appeared in the Journey Guide Patient Handbook developed by the Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals, and was adapted for use on NetWellness with permission, 2013.

 

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Last Reviewed: Feb 13, 2013

Kimberly  Ortega, MS, RD, LD Kimberly Ortega, MS, RD, LD
Dietician and Oncology Specialist
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Pierre  Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS Pierre Lavertu, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University