We are asked frequently if Liquid Hope can be fed orally, and the answer is Yes! In addition to being a feeding tube formula, Liquid Hope is also a nutritionally dense meal replacement. Liquid Hope tastes like a sweet pea soup or can be made into a smoothie using frozen pineapple and such, adding coconut water works well too. Many also enjoy the savory taste as is straight from the pouch at room temperature.
If you are looking to make a smoothie, the following recipe will get you off to a great start! There are many options for making the smoothie, so feel free to add or subtract ingredients.
Pineapple Mango Smoothie
- 1 package Liquid Hope
- 1-1.5 cups coconut water
- 2 cups mango and/or pineapplepreferably organic
- cup to 1 cup of ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until the smoothie reaches desired consistency. *If it seems too thick, feel free to add more coconut water. Coconut milk would make a creamy smoothie! Nut milk could also add a good flavor *Coconut oil and avocados could also be added as well as wheatgrass, kale, spinach etc. Using this as a base you are only limited by your imagination!
This recipe is to be used as a meal replacement, always be sure to check with a Doctor or dietician before adding anything to Liquid Hope that will be fed through a feeding tube!
Liquid Hope as a meal replacement is also a great option for athletes looking for a nutrient dense addition to their diet. With whole foods, naturally occurring sugars, and 20 grams of protein per pouch, Liquid Hope is a quick choice that can be used during exercise or as a refueling drink. Because Liquid Hope is in a liquid form, it is great for endurance type events. Mixing with coconut water also increases the amount of important electrolytes!
Let us know what you have tried and like! We would love to hear any and all smoothie recipes and ideas that you have come up with! Share below or on our facebook page! -Megan Concannon