Meal replacements and homemade shakes

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canadian29
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   Posted 2/2/2010 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been  hearing alot about how meal replacement drinks and homemade shakes (protein and what not), can be very benificial to someone with Crohn's.
 
Could anyone with a little more experience with these give me any advise on what a good meal replacement drink is? or what you are currently using? i have been trying Ensure, but it isn't really sitting good in my stomach at times.
 
Also, could anyone share there hoemade shake recepies (dairy or no dairy involved) please? i would like to give these a try, but i am unsure of what would be good. Aswell, when do you normally drink these? just in the mornings?
 
Thank you

artist guy
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   Posted 2/2/2010 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't do shakes, very bloating to me, but there is a green drink that is good for folic acid replacements that dr.oz promotes. if I do a shake i use kefir for my main fluid. great for probiotics and then i put banana's and papaya and kiwi for the digestive enzymes. someone will come along on this post and give you good advice

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   Posted 2/2/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
When I was in the hospital really sick and that were trying to get some calories in me they made me these shakes that comprised of Vanilla Instant Breakfast mixed with milk and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I wasn't lactose intolerant at the time and they were so yummy and good to gain weight. They called them protien shakes. Not sure if thats what you are looking for. Have you tried Boost?
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vixen
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   Posted 2/2/2010 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Hello there,

I only joined this site a few days before you so haven't the experience of all the others on this site however my son has been on replacement meal drinks for about 7 weeks now(just coming to the end of re-introducing 'solid' food into his diet again.

The drinks that he has been on are made up of partially digested foods(when I was first told about them all I could think about was how birds regurgitated food for their young-yuk) and I believe their use is two-fold, firstly it gives the digestive system chance to rest(and hopefully heal) and secondly because most of the hard work needed for digestion has already been done it allows the body to absorb and use the nutrients in the drink. Each one of my son's drinks came in a 200ml bottle and provided him with 300 calories (he was on 8 per day)  I understand that some people(esp children) find them un-palatable but they come in a whole range of flavours and if chilled do not taste that bad.

Once food has been fully re-introduced he is to continue on one of them per day(for extra nutrients) and another type of 'shake' is added -it comes in a sachet and needs to be mixed up with 250ml of full fat milk (still wonder about that though with all I have been reading regarding cows milk) and that wil give him a further 900 calories a day (trying to beef him up a bit!!) The bonus with these is that there is a neutral flavour which means it can be used (tastes like milk) on cereals in recipes etc.

The make he is on is Fresubin, here in the UK he has it prescribed for him, (I do know that it can be purchased  online though) but   there are quite a few other makes available too.  

As he was relying on them for total nutrition we aimed for him to have 2 am, 2 mid-day, 2 at tea and 2 in the evening(although that did not always run to plan!)


momto3
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   Posted 2/2/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
I have gastroparesis, and can't eat a lot of foods so I depend on shakes (meal replacements) and I have several options, but one that I normally do is used with a protein powder that can be found in different flavors at nutrition stores,(GNC) blended with 1 cup of fruit juice (or water) plus 1 banana and crushed ice. I also add 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, and I'm able to tolerate them okay, however that is up to individual choice.  If you would like any more recipies, I would be more than happy to share. 

canadian29
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   Posted 2/2/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thaks for the suggestions everyone, i will be giving most of them a try sometime along the way, and i look forward to hearing more recipes and insight from others on here.

momto3, the recipe above sounds very tasty, i will definately be giving it a try, however, if you could share more recipies that would be great, i am not much of a breakfast person so i am hoping that i can replace most breakfast meals with shakes or drinks, so the more recipes the better.
What type of protein powder do you use? from my understanding there are a few differnt options, do you recommend staying away from any type/brand?
How much protein do you use per shake?
What types of fruit juices do you use? is it just your standard apple, orange, cranberry ect juice from a carton or are you using natural or non-sweetened juices?
Do you ever introduce other ingredients such as peanut butter or yougurt?
Do the shakes stay good if left over in the fridge for a day? ever freeze them?

Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for all the insight, i look forward to hearing from you again.

canadian29
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   Posted 2/5/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
canadian29 said...
Thaks for the suggestions everyone, i will be giving most of them a try sometime along the way, and i look forward to hearing more recipes and insight from others on here.

momto3, the recipe above sounds very tasty, i will definately be giving it a try, however, if you could share more recipies that would be great, i am not much of a breakfast person so i am hoping that i can replace most breakfast meals with shakes or drinks, so the more recipes the better.
What type of protein powder do you use? from my understanding there are a few differnt options, do you recommend staying away from any type/brand?
How much protein do you use per shake?
What types of fruit juices do you use? is it just your standard apple, orange, cranberry ect juice from a carton or are you using natural or non-sweetened juices?
Do you ever introduce other ingredients such as peanut butter or yougurt?
Do the shakes stay good if left over in the fridge for a day? ever freeze them?

Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for all the insight, i look forward to hearing from you again.

MoobyDoo
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   Posted 2/5/2010 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   

Meal Replacement Drinks that I know of:

Ensure

Boost

EO28 Splash - visit the neocate website. made for kids but I know of a 12/13 year old who is currently in full remission from doing this as a 100% liquid diet and is now slowly adding solid foods. Grape, Tropical Punch, Orange-something flavors. We have grape. My 9 yr old won't touch it.

Modulen - This is made by Nestle and I have heard from some that it is great for getting into remission too. Sold only in the UK I believe. Can't get it in the US.

Absorb Plus - a powder that you mix with water (I think) to make a meal replacement shake.  A few flavors. We ordered the sample package with three trial size bottles. My daughter hates it, won't drink it. (Of courese, she's a finicky child...so you might like it/tolerate it fine.)

Crohns Complete - an elemental shake mix. It is out of stock on evitamins site. I googled, here's what I found (this might get edited out...not sure if I'm allowed to post a link): http://www.evitamins.com/product.asp?pid=11635

Momto3 - Can you share the name of the protein meal/mix you are buying from GNC? I would like to look into that. Thanks!

 

 


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