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Wisdom Teeth Removal – Post Surgery Recovery Plan

 

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.

WISDOM TEETH MAIN ALL

 

JUICES

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…

  1. Beets are high in iron which is great for blood building and recovery.
  2. Beets detoxify and cleanse the body.  Post surgery it is great to remove the anesthesia hangover in the body.
  3. Ginger is great for inflammation.

BEET JUICE

Next up was the GREEN JUICE.  Top benefits…

  1. Leafy greens are high in Vitamin K which is great for blood clotting.  We wanted those holes in his mouth to clot not bleed!
  2. Kale is also an excellent anti-inflammatory.
  3. Kale is high in Calcium.

GREEN JUICE

And then we have the ORANGE CARROT JUICE.  Top benefit is the healing power of Vitamin C!

CARROT ORANGE JUICE

SMOOTHIES

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!

BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

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!

WATERMELON SMOOTHIE

SOUPS

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.

  1. I cook my butternut squash in slow cooker on low for 4 hours
  2. cook 1/2 a yellow onion and 1/2 a bell pepper on the stove – season with pepper and cayenne pepper
  3. blend cooked butternut squash, onion and pepper with some chicken or vegetable broth till liquified.
  4. place back in slow cooker to warm back up.  Season with more salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to your liking.
  5. The hubs did then have me fry an egg for the soup as well and add some sriracha sauce.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

CHILLED AVOCADO AND ZUCCHINI SOUP – A pinterest find!  Full recipe from Dr. Axe Food is Medicine found here

AVOCADO ZUCCHINI SOUP

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.

PANCAKE BF WITH JUICES

 

FIERCELY LIQUID WENDY

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FIERCE POWER GREEN JUICE

 

When you need a Fierce pick me up the up this FIERCE POWER GREEN JUICE  will do the trick.  I just had some and I’m bouncing off the walls a bit trying to write this post!  There is nothing like the goodness of juicing greens like Kale and Spinach to provide you with so many amazing alkaline nutrients.  I find a good balance of alkaline drinks really helps keep my stomach happy.  I learned this in Kris Carr’s book CRAZY SEXY DIET.

FIERCE POWER GREEN JUICE

FIERCE POWER GREEN JUICE

Ingredients

  • 3-4 fruits - I used 2 oranges, 1 apple, and a kiwi
  • 1 lime
  • 1 inch chunk of ginger
  • 1/2 a green bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 4-6 cups of leafy greens like kale, spinach, broccoli, and/or cabbage
  • Extras
  • 1/2 a cup of Aloe Vera juice
  • 1 cup of Coconut Water
  • Wheatgrass

Instructions

  1. Juice away all the ingredients!
  2. I find that I intersperse the fruit and coconut water to help the juicer digest the leafy greens, otherwise they can get a bit clogged up in there.
  3. With kale be sure to remove the leaves from the hard stem to prevent clogging.
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All the ingredients ready to go!

I love to filter some Aloe Vera juice and Coconut Water throughout the juicing process in order to help the juicer process all the leafy greens.

And the finished green goodness!

GREEN JUICE JUICEHope you enjoy!

Fiercely Wendy

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MY JOURNEY TO JUICING

So you know I drink a juice or blended juice at least once a day and most days twice a day.  It all started on a whim, which is not like me, I like to research and plan….But there the Hubs and I were at Target in Jan of 2013 and we saw a deal on a NINJA BLENDER.  I had been thinking about  juicing after hearing about so much about it.  I had also recently read Kris Carr’s CRAZY SEXY DIET where she discussing the benefits of eating veggies and juicing.  The Hubs must have liked the power of the motor and he was in.  So we bought it!

I got home and posted my new purchase to Facebook and Instagram.  I received lot’s of great recipes from friends and did some research on my own and started pinning to Pinterest.  And blending up some juices I began….I’ll be honest I was a little nervous as to how my digestive track would react, so I think I tried my first juice on the weekend.  But it was totally fine, it did make things a little easier, but there were no emergencies.

So drinking a juice every day I went, and I started to feel amazing.  My energy increased, my stomach(prone to aches) was feeling good, and afternoon sugary or coffee cravings disappeared.  I still have my morning cup of coffee, then usually a juice, followed by breakfast.  Then for a mid afternoon snack I’ll sometimes have another juice.  I do not do any cleanses or meal replacements with my juicing, I just like it as a supplement to my diet to help increase fruit and veggie intake.

Over the past 18 months of juicing I’ve discovered what I personally like in my juices and blended smoothies.  (6 months after buying the NINJA the Hubs bought me an OMEGA VERT JUICER for my birthday)  My favorite blended juice is the FIERCELY GREEN SMOOTHIE full of Spinach/Kale and is so alkalinizing for the body which calms my stomach.  My favorite juice is the FIERCELY RED PINEAPPLE BEET JUICE which is so iron rich.  A few tips I’ve discovered…

-I usually reserve leafy greens like Kale and Spinach for blending vs. juicing as they do not output much juice.

-As much as I love Kale I tend to use Spinach more because Kale can get a bit frothy in my drinks.

-I love to juice Ginger but it’s a bit too strong in a blended juice.

-My favorite veggies to juice are Beets and Sweet Potatoes as they have the best juice output and so nutritious!

I’d love to hear any of your questions in regards to juicing along with your favorite tips!

FIERCELY JUICING OBSESSED WENDY

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