Bariatric friendly mocktail time! I’ve talked about alcohol a few times on the website and how after interviewing three incredible women on their battles with post-op alcoholism, I really changed my tune to alcohol and WLS. I’ve always given the warnings and disclaimers but also am a person that tends to trusts everyone and as long as … Continue reading "Non-Alcoholic Watermelon Margarita"
White Chocolate Protein Shake This bariatric friendly shake is certainly on the sweet side. If you are looking for a way to CURB your sweet tooth, this is a great recipe for you! Having this shake in the evening instead of a sweet treat is a great idea. For patients that are tired of … Continue reading "White Chocolate Protein Shake"
Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake Keeping variety in protein shakes is SO important and yet SUPER hard. If you are on your pre-surgical diet for bariatric surgery or you’re on your post-surgery liquid diet…hang in there. It does get better! I know the sweet drinks are exhausting and you need something new. My best encouragement is … Continue reading "Hint of Orange Vanilla Protein Shake"
Not Too Sweet Vanilla Protein Shake If there’s one thing Bariatric patients complain to me about…it’s that EVERYTHING IS SO SWEET! It’s not uncommon that after surgery, taste preferences change and things taste so. much. sweeter. than they did before. It’s bad timing that they are also on a liquid diet for the first two … Continue reading "Not Too Sweet Vanilla Protein Shake – Bariatric Liquid Diet"
Try this simple beverage recipe for a light and refreshing Strawberry Lemonade without the calories, sugar and guilt! This is a very light sweetness and can be altered using a natural sweetener like Truvia® but skip if you are tired for the sweet flavors! This recipe is approved for the Bariatric Liquid Diet but always … Continue reading "Sugar Free Strawberry Limeade"
Print Recipe Vanilla Strawberry Protein Shake Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Add to Meal Plan: Select Course to Add: BreakfastLunchDinner This recipe has been added to your Meal Plan Course Breakfast Servings shake MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 6 oz water1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder1 tsp strawberry extract6 ice cubes Course Breakfast Servings … Continue reading "Vanilla Strawberry Protein Shake"
Chocolate and mint have always been a winning combination in my book. Andes mints. Thin mints. Mint chocolate chip ice cream. I should stop there before my mind wanders…. So this low carb and high protein alternative to a chocolate mint treat is perfect for staying on track and enjoying one of the best flavor … Continue reading "Chocolate Mint Protein Shake"
When you need a break from the traditional chocolate and vanilla protein shakes, lemon is sure to fit the bill. Of course, you have to like lemon, but why would you be reading this far into this recipe post if you didn’t like lemon ;-) Remember to use protein shakes for their appropriate use. (Check … Continue reading "Lemon Cream Protein Shake"
I’ve always been a fan of sugar-free gelatin. I usually buy the cups (because I don’t always take the time to make my own even though it’s a huge cost saver!) and eat it alone, with whipped topping or with cottage cheese (so sue me). Sugar-free gelatin is a life saver for bariatric patients. Sure, … Continue reading "Creamy Gelatin Squares – Sugar Free Postop Treat"
For post-op Bariatric surgery patients, one of the biggest struggles of all is getting in hydrating fluids. Can I get an Amen?!? Whether it’s taste changes after Gastric Sleeve or Bypass surgery or the fact that drinking water makes you uncomfortably full (or you forget, or you’ve never been a water drinker….etc) it’s always helpful to have … Continue reading "Sugar Free Lemonade Tea"