In the first few days after gum graft surgery, it’s easier to “eat” and drink things that are virtually lump-less. Here’s a recipe for a delicious smoothie that will blend chunk free and is healthy too. Getting enough nutrients helps you heal, feel less hungry and therefore stronger overall after surgery. Furthermore, because it’s so smooth (unless you put strawberries in it, like in the above smoothie), it won’t get caught in straws so I get less complaints from my daughter about fruit chunks in her smoothies.
Mango Pomegranate Smoothie
2 cups frozen Mango chunks (I get mine at Trader Joe’s)
1 ripe banana
1/3c plain Greek yogurt (I use non fat, but any plain yogurt will do)
1/2c POM Wonderful Blueberry Pomegranate Juice
maple syrup to taste (you won’t need it if your banana is ripe enough)
Put mango in the blender first, then pour in the POM Wonderful Blueberry Pomegranate juice and milk. If you can let it sit there for a little bit to slightly thaw the mango, this helps. Then add the rest of the ingredients. I also put in some flax oil when I remember. If you think the end result is too thick, add more milk or juice. You don’t have to be totally precise with the measurements, make it to your taste. That’s the beauty of home made smoothies.
This will blend into frothy goodness that will be easy to drink. My daughter requests it now with strawberries.
I did receive samples of the POM Wonderful Blueberry Pomegranate juice compliments of POM Wonderful, but I buy their regular pomegranate juice in huge quantities. You can always distinguish between the different POM wonderful flavors by the color of the lids. This one has a purple/blue lid while regular pomegranate has a red lid. Both are delicious and can be found at most major grocery stores.