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Blenderized Liquid Diet
A blenderized liquid diet has foods that have If you have your jaw wired, you will need to been thinned with liquids in a blender or have only liquids that can go through a food processor and then strained so that no straw. You may need to have 2 to 4 cans or pieces or parts remain. The foods are packets of a supplement such as Ensure thinned to a liquid form. They can be eaten Plus®, Boost Plus®, or Carnation Breakfast
with a cup, straw, syringe or spoon. Essentials® combined with a multivitamin to meet all of your nutritional needs. You may need this diet if you cannot chew or swallow solid food. The thickness and Use these Foods that Blenderize temperature of foods that you can eat Well
depends on your health condition. This diet has all the nutrition that your body needs if you eat a variety of foods.
Breads, Cereal, Rice and Pasta
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Breads and crackers without nuts
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Cooked, enriched cereals such as grits, Ask your doctor how long you need to Farina®, Malt-o-Meal®, Cream of follow this diet. Find out how thin your Wheat®, cream of rice, cream of oats, liquids need to be and what food and strained/blended oatmeal
temperature is safe for you.
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What can I eat and drink on this diet?
Fruits and Vegetables
All liquids can be used to thin foods. The 
best liquids to use are ones that add flavor and have vitamins and minerals. These include milk, 100% fruit juices, and Cooked rice, pasta and noodles
Cooked or canned fruits without skins or seeds
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Cooked or canned vegetables without skins or seeds
vegetable juices. If you have had stomach surgery, do not Meat and High Protein Foods
have carbonated drinks, orange juice, or 
other acidic fruit juices. These may cause burning. Take a Vitamin C supplement if Cooked, tender meat, fish and poultry (skin and fat removed)
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Infant strained meats (baby food)
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Eggnog
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Cheese sauce
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Cottage cheese
instructed.
Meat and High Protein Foods
Soup
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Smooth peanut butter or almond butter
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Cooked legumes such as split peas or soup that is blended and strained to a split lentils without the hull or outer liquid form.
covering
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Smooth cream soups such as tomato; any Soup made by mixing broth with 1 jar strained baby meat, 1 jar strained baby carrots, and 4 Tablespoons mashed Desserts
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Smooth custard and pudding
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Shakes
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Ice cream, sherbet and plain gelatin -
potatoes – season with garlic and onion powder. Supplements
may need to be melted before eating 
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Small amounts of sugar, honey and corn syrup
Carnation Breakfast Essentials® –
1 packet mixed with 8 ounces milk
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1 packet mixed with 4 ounces milk and 4 ounces ice cream
Fats
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Melted butter or margarine and oil
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Cream cheese
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Salad dressing
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Smooth sauces or gravy
–
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Ensure Plus®
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Boost Plus®
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For variety with supplements or shakes, try adding:
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Liquids and Seasonings
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Milk, soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk and rice milk
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Smooth yogurt
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Tomato paste or plain sauce
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Blended and strained soup stock and cream soups
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Ground seasonings and spices, mustard, ketchup and other smooth condiments
1 packet mixed with a creamy yogurt
1 Tbsp. of peanut butter - mixed in a blender
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1 Tbsp. of dry instant pudding powder or instant gelatin powder
Avoid these Foods that do not Blend Other liquids and food
Well
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nuts
Breads, Cereal, Rice and Pasta
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Milk or yogurt products with seeds or Whole-grain breads, cereals and crackers 
Popcorn
with nuts or seeds
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Relish
Fried rice and fried noodles
Follow these Guidelines
Fruits and Vegetables
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in your blender or food processor.
Fresh fruits or vegetables, especially
those with seeds or tough skins such as:
Cut food into small pieces before placing 
Strain food after it has been in the –
Strawberries blender or food processor to remove –
Raspberries
chunks of food, fiber, or seeds. –
Pineapple
–
Watermelon
liquid – for example, 1 cup of cooked –
Tomatoes
pasta with 1 cup of vegetable juice. –
Corn –
Celery
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Mix an equal amount of solid food with When you are blending fruits and vegetables, you can use less liquid. Remember to use nutritious liquids (such as milk or juice) when blending.
Meat and Meat Substitutes
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Sausages and hotdogs or other meats Use the utensil that works well for you –
you may need to use a straw or a syringe.
with tough skins
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Try to use your blenderized foods right 
Poultry skin
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Fish with bones
stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 
Fried meat and fried eggs
hours or placed in the freezer.
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Tough meat with a lot of gristle
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Nuts, seeds and crunchy peanut butter
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Cooked dried beans that have the hull or away so it will not spoil. They can be 
Eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups to get a balanced diet. 
outer covering still on
Eat small frequent meals – 6 to 8 meals per day – to help you get enough calories and nutrients. Desserts
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Baked goods that are made with seeds, nuts, coconut or chocolate
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Weigh yourself weekly to monitor for
weight loss.
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Talk to your dietitian if you feel you are not getting an adequate and balanced Talk with your dietitian about any
diet. You can add a liquid or crushed questions or concerns with your diet.
multivitamin and mineral tablet to blenderized food. 
This diet may not provide enough fiber and may cause you to become constipated. Signs of constipation include having small, hard bowel movements that are difficult to pass, stomach pain, headaches, a feeling of fullness, and nausea. Talk with your dietitian about how to increase fiber in your diet if you are feeling constipated. 
Check for chunks in your food. These can cause choking and may lead to poor mouth care and cavities. Rinse your mouth well or clean your mouth after each meal. This will help prevent infections and problems with your teeth.
Dev 11/09, 9/15
©Mount Carmel 2015