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During cancer treatment, certain drugs can make it difficult for patients to eat and drink cold foods, smoothies or milk shakes. Here are a few ideas to make a warm, savory smoothie-soup combination to ensure you are getting enough protein, calories and healthful nutrients during your treatment.

In your blender, place

  • ½ cup instant non-fat dried milk powder (12gm Protein)
  • 2 cups soy milk or cow’s milk or other lactose-free milk* (16gm protein)
  • 2-3 vegetables of your choosing such as
    • 1 cup cooked carrots
    • 1/4 cup cooked cauliflower
    • 1/4 cup cooked broccoli
    • 1/2 cup pureed white beans
    • 1/4 cup butternut squash
  • Seasonings such as onion powder, turmeric and cinnamon

One “Smoupie” has approximately 28 grams Protein and 360 calories before adding veggies.

* If you want to use chicken or vegetable broth instead of milk, add in 1 cup of dried milk powder. This version will have less calories


Source: Ally Gottfried RD, Community Cancer Center, Roseburg, OR

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