So about 2 weeks ago the Hubs had his wisdom teeth removed, something he has been needing to do for years……but kept putting off…..till I went ahead and scheduled it for him.
The surgery went fairly well but he had some “tough teeth to remove.” Essentially the doctors said that on a difficulty level of 1-5 he was a 6. Yikes! The Hubs has visions of the Doc just hammering away in his mouth to remove the tough embedded bone. He was pretty swollen and sore for a good week after. *Note to all remove your wisdom teeth when you are young. Don’t put it off and let the teeth get comfortable and strong.
So I went into full take care of Hubs mode and may have been excited to whip up lot’s of juices, smoothies, and soups. I’ve decided to share my recipe’s here in case anyone else needs some help with a body repairing and fueling liquid diet.
Let’s start with the juices….I decide to make pure juices vs. veggie smoothies for a couple of reasons. The veggie smoothies have too many small particles from the spinach and fruit that would get caught in the wisdom pockets. I also wanted the Hubs to get the ultimate vitamin benefits from the pure juices to help his body heal. Since juicing extracts all the pulp and bulk from the food your body is able to quickly absorb all the great nutrients from the pure juice. You can read more on my FIERCE JUICING PAGE. I decided to switch off between 3 different juices to create a nice combo of different nutrients.
My favorite was the BEET JUICE! Top benefits…
- Beets are high in iron which is great for blood building and recovery.
- Beets detoxify and cleanse the body. Post surgery it is great to remove the anesthesia hangover in the body.
- Ginger is great for inflammation.
Next up was the GREEN JUICE. Top benefits…
- Leafy greens are high in Vitamin K which is great for blood clotting. We wanted those holes in his mouth to clot not bleed!
- Kale is also an excellent anti-inflammatory.
- Kale is high in Calcium.
And then we have the ORANGE CARROT JUICE. Top benefit is the healing power of Vitamin C!
Every morning I would make him this scrumptious BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE. I added RAW FUSION chocolate protein powder to help get some protein in his diet. The avocado was also a good way to add some healthy fats. (I promise, you won’t taste it) Normally when I make this smoothie I’ll add some berries, spinach, and chia seeds. But in this case none of those were allowed for fear of getting stuck in the toothless holes!
The Hubs absolute favorite smoothie was and still is WATERMELON BANANA. He still asks me to make this everyday. It’s so simple with the cold watermelon + banana (frozen preferably) and some crushed ice. Very refreshing!
Okay so now for the soups. I actually thought I’b be making a lot more soups, but it just didn’t happen as he started to move on to softer food after the first few days.
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP – this is one I love to make in fall.
- I cook my butternut squash in slow cooker on low for 4 hours
- cook 1/2 a yellow onion and 1/2 a bell pepper on the stove – season with pepper and cayenne pepper
- blend cooked butternut squash, onion and pepper with some chicken or vegetable broth till liquified.
- place back in slow cooker to warm back up. Season with more salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to your liking.
- The hubs did then have me fry an egg for the soup as well and add some sriracha sauce.
CHILLED AVOCADO AND ZUCCHINI SOUP – A pinterest find! Full recipe from Dr. Axe Food is Medicine found here
After the first couple days the Hubs was able to start adding some soft food to his diet. Other go to food became eggs, pancakes, greek yogurt, pb&j sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, noodle soups, and pho! A few other suggestions would be hummus with some soft pita bread and mashed sweet potatoes.
FIERCELY LIQUID WENDY
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