My wife seems to be on the leading edge of a particularly intense Crohn's disease flare-up, and is trying to manage it in part by drinking more of her meals. In order to keep this palatable and painless for her, I'm trying to put together a menu of smoothies and suchlike that will be filling, reasonably nutritious and digestion-friendly. Difficulty level: no dairy or fresh vegetables. [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish
on Oct 9, 2013 -
A blender for smoothies, nut butters, milkshakes and ice crushing: do we have to go up to the Vitamix/Blendtec range, or is there a lower-end blender that you'd recommend for our needs? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd
on Jan 5, 2012 -
Two questions regarding an impending long, early morning commute and smoothies (in order of importance): have you found a "base smoothie mix" I can make in advance on Sundays (and possibly Wednesdays) for use later in the week that I can add frozen berries/granola to for a quick breakfast? And also, is there a badass (stainless steel, preferably) ~32 oz thermos/cup with a lock-tight sealing lid that you love? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Aug 15, 2011 -
Are diet shakes packaged in cans made of significantly heavier-gauge metal than carbonated beverages? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious
on Apr 6, 2011 -
What's a good substitute for banana in a smoothie? Bonus difficulty, also not really including dairy products or peanut butter. [more inside]
posted by plonkee
on Mar 22, 2011 -
Are there any nutritionists that can weigh in on what exactly occurs when I eat a bunch of sugar immediately before going to bed? [more inside]
posted by GooseOnTheLoose
on Feb 13, 2011 -
Protein Shakes 101: Give me your protein shake/smoothie tips, tricks, advice and recommendations, especially the best, most delicious recipes you have. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jan 30, 2011 -
How sick am I going to be if I accidentally drank part of a smoothie that included wood? [more inside]
posted by millipede
on Sep 12, 2010 -
I would like your favorite recipes for smoothies that do not contain any animal products or gluten! I am looking for things of the organic/healthy variety (I am very interested in adding various powders/oils/whatever), but almost equally as important is that they be yummy (so, also very interested in adding delicious ingredients I may not have thought of)! Thanks!
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Jun 1, 2010 -
Girlfriend diagnosed with diverticulitis two days ago, admitted into hospital for IV antibiotics, hopefully being released this afternoon.
Still awaiting discharge instructions, but anticipating she'll be on a low-residue, liquid only diet for a week.
Looking for ideas/recipes on soups/juice/smoothies to prepare for her so it's not the same old chicken broth and orange juice every day.
She may be advised to limit dairy intake (milk/yogurt) to under 2 cups a day.
posted by de void
on May 7, 2010 -
A seller down at my local farmer's market makes a great mostly green leaf vegetable mixed smoothie/drink. The only problem is he charges 20 bucks a gallon for it. Does anyone know a recipe consisting mostly of greens that tastes great? [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon
on Jan 3, 2010 -
Blending smoothies takes time and makes a mess. Is it possible to blend a big batch of smoothies, and keep it in a decent condition for days? [more inside]
posted by Amizu
on Aug 14, 2006 -