Fig Butter

This was an unexpected surprise!  I was originally trying to add more fiber to the Poopinator Plus because we are still waiting on a referral to UCLA Children’s Hospital for a more in depth motility.  I also thought it would help his weight loss issue due his currently very limited diet.  Sadly the fig gave…

Chia Seed Pudding

One thing about fresh coconut milk:  It only lasts about 4-5 days in the refrigerator.  So once you make it , you will want to get the most out of your fresh batch before you have to freeze what’s left.  Since I already have the chia seeds out when I’m making Matt’s oatmeal,  I always…

Hemp Milk

Hemp milk is by far the easiest dairy milk substitute.  There is no cooking and, with the Vitamix, there is no need to run it through a filtration bag unless it is being given through a gastric tube.  It is very calorie dense with lots of protein.  It tastes great as is but I’ve added…

Split Pea Milk

The first time I had ever heard of this was on a Facebook group called blenderize RN. Having a teenage boy on a blenderized/pureed diet can be difficult at times. Because of his complicated GI tract and minimal oral experience, it’s hard finding things he can and will eat without slowing his digestion down. Since…

Raw Coconut Milk

When I was a little girl growing up in Massachusetts, one of my favorite memories was making coconut beans and rice with my grandma. It was an old family recipe from Jamaica that was made during the holidays. When we were making it, the wonderfully sweet smell of fresh coconut filled the house. I can…

Basic Blend

This is one of those “what we had for dinner” blends.  The picture and the recipe are spoon thick because it can just as easy be used for someone on a pureed diet.  To make it thinner for bolus or pump feeding, just add more turkey stock or bone broth if you happen to have…

Pureed Fresh Ginger

Time to toss the grater, folks!  This is the fastest and easiest way to process ginger.

Sunrise Green Smoothie

This makes for a great eye opener but It’s refreshing any time of day. 1 cup water 1cup romaine lettuce 1 cup fresh spinach thin slice of fresh lemon (including the peel) 4 frozen pineapple cubes (or 4oz frozen pineapple) 2 frozen mango cubes (or 2oz frozen mango) 1 Stevia packet (or more to taste)…

Hummus

2 cups cooked chick peas (according to the package) ¼ -½ cup bean liquid 3oz (1/3 cup) tahini (see recipe) ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup of lemon juice or a 2oz peeled section of lemon 2-3 cloves of garlic 1-3 tsp garlic salt 1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order…

Tahini

12oz (about 2 ½ cups) of raw sesame seeds 1-2 tablespoons olive oil Toasted sesame seeds: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place sesame seeds on a cookie sheet and bake for 5-10 minutes stirring often. Cool for 15 minutes. 1. Place sesame seeds into the Vitamix container and secure lid. 2. Select variable 1. 3….