Fluids Post Lap Band Surgery

Broccoli and pine nut soup

Broccoli and pine nut soup

Ingredients • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • 1kg broccoli, trimmed, cut into small florets • 4 cups vegetable stock • 1/3 cup pine nuts Method Step 1 Heat oil(…)

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Apple, pear and spinach juice

Apple, pear and spinach juice

Lap Band Dietitian, Helen Bauzon comment. This is a great drink of 250ml per day to help fight against constipation during the fluid phase, as the fruit apple and pears are high in fructose and sorbitol which is a natural(…)

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Banana smoothie

Banana smoothie

Ingredients: • 2 ripe bananas, peeled, coarsely chopped • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) skim milk • 70g (1/4 cup) low-fat natural yoghurt • 2 tbs crunchy peanut butter • 1 tbs honey • 1 tbs wheat germ • 6 ice(…)

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Chamomile, peach and ginger smoothie

Chamomile, peach and ginger smoothie

Ingredients: • 1 chamomile tea bag • 1/2 cup (125ml) low-fat or soy milk • 1 peach, skinned, stone removed • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger • 1-2 tsp wheatgerm (optional)   Method Place teabag in a cup, cover with(…)

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Carrot and chickpea soup

Carrot and chickpea soup

Lap Band Dietitian Helen Bauzon has provided suggestions below (in red) to help improve the calorie content of the recipe below and to teach you how to make it more band friendly. Ingredients: • 2 teaspoons olive oil • 1(…)

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Cranberry and strawberry crush

Cranberry and strawberry crush

Ingredients: • 250g punnet strawberries, washed, hulled • 1.5L btl raspberry cranberry juice, chilled • 1L (4 cups) diet lemonade / plain mineral water   Method: 1. Place the strawberries in a bowl and use a fork to gently mash.(…)

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Fruit smoothie

Fruit smoothie

Ingredients: • 1 banana, frozen, peeled • 1/2 cup strawberries • 3/4 cup pineapple juice • 1 strawberry and a small wedge of pineapple, to serve   Method: 1. Place banana strawberries pineapple juice in the jug of a blender.(…)

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Mocha frappe

Mocha frappe

Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons drinking chocolate powder • 4 shots (120ml) hot espresso coffee • 2 cups ice cubes • 3 1/2 cups milk (low fat) • 6 scoops vanilla ice-cream (light ice-cream as it is slighter lower in calories.(…)

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Moroccan pumpkin soup

Ingredients: • 1 tbs olive oil • 1 leek, white part only, thinly sliced • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped • 1 red birdseye chilli, finely chopped • 1 cinnamon stick • 3cm piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced • 1(…)

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Peach & raspberry smoothie

Peach & raspberry smoothie

Ingredients: • 1 cup fresh or canned (in natural juice, drained) peach slices • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen raspberries • 350ml apple/peach fruit juice • 1/2 cup vanilla yoghurt • 4 ice cubes   Method: Place all ingredients in(…)

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