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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 CARROT ORANGE SMOOTHIE

 

The hubs is coming down with a summer cold so I wanted to fix him up a vitamin C smoothie with some carrots and oranges.  And of course I’ve always gotta throw in a little spinach and avocado so that I feel like it’s not too full of fruit and has some greens in it!  But the greens make the juice not quite have that orange vibrant color, oh well I don’t mind.  But if you do then maybe cut back on the greens.

CARROT ORANGE TITLE

 

FIERCE CARROT ORANGE SMOOTHIE
 
Author:
Recipe type: Fruit and Veggie Smoothie
Cuisine: Drinks
Serves: 3
 
A vitamin C packed orange smoothie
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 banana *frozen preferred
  • a small handful of strawberries *frozen is nice
  • a handful of spinach
  • ½ an avocado
  • ¼ a lemon
  • ¼ an inch of ginger
  • 1 TBS of Chia Seeds *optional but I love chia seeds in all my smoothies
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and blend away. I like to blend for about 10 minutes.
Notes
Avocado is optional and makes the smoothie a bit thicker
Spinach is also optional but you won't taste it, just makes the smoothie a bit more green in color then orange.

 

All the ingredients….

CARROT ORANGE INGREDIENTS Ready to blend in the Ninja

CARROT ORANGE BLENDER

All blended up!

CARROT ORANGE BLENDEDCARROT ORANGE IN MASON JARS

 Hope you enjoy!

Fiercely Wendy