Four Nutritious Smoothie Recipes

jaw pain friendly recipes are easy with a good blenderHere are four nutritious smoothie recipes that you can turn to when you need a boost but have to stick to a no-chew or liquid diet.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1 1/3 cups vanilla soy milk
1/4 cup silken soft tofu, crumbled and drained
2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 medium ripe bananas, sliced and frozen
4 ice cubes

Combine the first six ingredients in your blender until well blended. Add bananas and ice cubes; cover and process until smooth.

Gold Medal Smoothie

1 banana, peeled
1/2 cup diced canteloupe
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup orange segments
1 tablespoon honey or other sweetener (to taste)
1/4 lemon, peeled & seeded
1/2 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup water
1 cup ice
1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Place all ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth.

Green Smoothie

1 cup (160 g) green grapes
1/2 cup (78 g) pineapple
2 cups (60 g) fresh spinach
1/2 ripe banana, peeled
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
1 cup (240 ml) ice cubes
Place all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth (don’t worry, you can’t taste the spinach!).

Lemon Raspberry Smoothie


10 ice cubes
1 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt (or use Greek yogurt for a higher protein level and add some vanilla extract)
1 lemon – peeled, quartered, & seeded
1 cup raspberries
3 tablespoons honey (or whatever sweetener you prefer)

Combine all ingredients in your blender, and blend until you like the consistency.

What is your favorite smoothie lately?

About The Author

Stacy

Stacy is the Founder & Executive Director of TMJ Hope. After being mauled by a dog, she experienced severe jaw pain that was not relieved by conservative treatments. After several surgeries, she had TMJ total joint replacements in 2006.

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