Boost Your Blended Diet with Seasonal Fruit
One of the wonderful things about blenderized tube feeding is that seasonal and local foods can be included in one's diet. When is comes to fruit and vegetables, the options are nearly unlimited. You can opt for locally grown organic produce from the grocery store or farmer's market, or even grow your own food if you are fortunate to have a garden space. There's absolutely nothing wrong with conventional produce, whether fresh, frozen or canned. You can't go wrong with a variety of fruits and vegetables, in various forms. Go with whatever works for you, your lifestyle and budget. That's the great thing about a blended diet- you have choices. Pick foods that make you happy and provide the nourishment you (or your tube fed loved one) need.
A Summer Recipe You Can Enjoy Year-Round
Peaches are one of the fruits that are not easily accessible to me year round in Canada. Yes, we can always find frozen or canned peaches, but there's something very special about having access to fresh, locally grown peaches for a short time in late summer each year. This limited availably inspires me to enjoy peaches and other stone fruit when they are available and provided me with good reason to create this recipe for people who are tube fed.
If you're interested in trying this recipe but you don't have access to fresh ripe peaches, don't worry. You can use thawed frozen peaches or canned peaches. Feel free to substitute other fruit if you'd like. I really hope you enjoy this recipe.
Blended Peach Cobbler Recipe
1/2 cup of roughly chopped peaches (fresh, frozen or canned)
1 cup milk or plant-based milk alternative
1/2 cup quick cooking oats, soaked in 1/4 water (water should be absorbed completely)
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon maple syrup
If using frozen peaches, thaw before blending. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until a smooth liquid texture has formed. Depending on the strength of your blender, this could take several minutes.
Enjoy immediately. Freeze or refrigerate excess.
This recipe makes about 450 ml and contains 450 calories, 20 grams protein, 60 g carbohydrate, 8 g fibre, 14 g fat and 113 mg sodium.
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