The “kitchen Sink” smoothie!

No measuring required!

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Sometimes we just want to throw something together without measuring! Smoothie’s are great for this. Just use what you have on hand and you can still make a delicious and nutritious breakfast, lunch or dinner. Below is something to just use as a guideline, feel free to substitute what you have on hand. A good rule of thumb for smoothie success is to limit your choices to 5 ingredients or less. Sometimes, less is more! This will make one to two servings.

  • Add liquid to your blender first, about 1-2 cups of liquid (orange juice, coconut water, milk etc)
  • 1 banana
  • handful of berries (blueberry, strawberry etc)
  • scoop of yogurt or tofu or even ice-cream!
  • handful of walnuts (good protein and soft enough to blend well)
  • handful or two of frozen fruit or any other fresh fruit like kiwi, pineapple, mango

Blend it up! 

Also consider adding a sprinkle of spice, ground ginger or cinnamon are great.

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Welcome to Blender Meals!

Good fruits for smoothies

Good fruits for smoothies

Welcome to our site for Blender Meals, brought to you by Dr. John Largey and Oral & Facial Surgery of Maine! We are adding information on a regular basis, so we hope that you will check back often. This site will provide our patient’s with a place to find fun, easy and nutritional post-op meals. We will have a Meal of the Month, maybe even two! Sections will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We will also present some special recipes developed specifically for the holidays. And, because this is really geared to our post-operative patient, we will do some tips on things to remember for healthy healing and we will have some links back to information you will find helpful–post-op instructions, things like that.

Nutrition and hydration are keys to quick healing after oral surgery. We want you to heal as quick as possible, and we want you to have access to healthy nutritional information. Send us a comment, ask a question, that is what we are here for!

Links that we think you will find helpful:

drlargey.com

The Nutrition Source from Harvard

Nutrition from AAOMS (American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons)

American Nutrition Association Newsletter