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What's a healthy alternative for Ensure?

My stepdad is going through chemo and is not able to eat food , only been living off ensure drinks. He is real week and not strong enough to take anymore chemo due to not enough nutrition, what would be a good recipe or shake for me to make for him?

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4 years ago

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I actually tried to recreate the same nutrient profile as ensure to give people a healthier alternative to ensure. Here are some recipes you can try out. I would also suggest giving your father Blasts that are made with dark leafy greens, blueberries, turmeric, avocado, coconut oil, raw nuts as those are anti-inflammatory foods and also have a good amount of calories.

NB Chocolate Health Shake:

1 medium banana
1 Tbsp Hemp Seed
1 Tbsp cocoa
4 oz coconut milk (silk)

219 kcal
6g Protein
7.5g Fat
35.5g CHO
14.5g Sugar
5g Fiber

NB Diet Strawberry:

1 Tbsp + 2tsp hemp seed
1/2 Medium Banana
1/4 cup strawberries
4oz coconut milk (silk)

204 kcal
6.3g Protein
9.1g Fat
22g CHO
11g sugar
2.2g Fiber

NB Resource 2.0:

1/3 Medium Banana
2 Tbsp Hemp Seed
1 cup coconut milk (silk)
1/2 cup mixed berries
1/4 cup walnuts
1/2 cup green peas

476kcal
14.2g Protein
40g CHO
29g Fat
158mg Sodium
351mg Potassium

4 years ago

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thanks so much !! i havent used my bullet that much ill look threw some recipes today and try them out tonight, if you can think of anymore let me know thanks again .

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