Elderly Care in Quincy FL
Sometimes getting the right nutrients into your elderly loved one’s diet is tricky. One way to do this without having her eat a lot of foods that she really doesn’t like is with a smoothie. You can pack a lot of nutrition into one small glass, and smoothies are filling, too. Often you can even sneak healthy ingredients in without anyone being able to taste a difference. The best part is that they’re really easy to make. You can even put the ingredients in pre-packed bags in the freezer and your elderly loved one or an elder care provider can whip one up in a jiffy.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
If your loved one enjoys pumpkin pie, this smoothie is a great one to try. Add a small banana, 1/2 cup each of milk and yogurt, and 1/2 cup pumpkin puree into a blender. Be sure to use pumpkin puree instead of pie filling. Add 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice and a few ice cubes to the blender. Blend until smooth, then enjoy.
Blueberry Apple Smoothie
Add one small apple and 1 cup of frozen blueberries to a blender. Add 1/2 cup each of yogurt and milk along with several ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Blueberries are really high in antioxidants, so they’re a great choice for nutritional punch.
Dark leafy greens have a ton of nutritional value. Add 1/2 cup of baby spinach leaves into a blender along with a small banana. Add 1/2 cup each of yogurt and milk, then blend. You can even change this up by adding honey or other dark leafy greens.
Strawberry Almond Smoothie
Add a cup of frozen strawberries to a blender along with a cup of almond milk. Add a little bit of yogurt or a small banana if your loved one likes thicker smoothies. Blend. You can also add a tablespoon or so of unsweetened cocoa to make this a chocolate and strawberry treat.
Green Tea and Berry Smoothie
This one is a little bit different. Brew some green tea and then let it cool. Choose some berries that your loved one enjoys and add about a cup of them into the blender with a cup of the cooled green tea. Add honey to sweeten and blend.
The best part of each of these recipes is that you can change them up to come up with a formula that your loved one really enjoys.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care in Quincy, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today: (FL) 850-386-5552, (GA) 229-236-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida & South Georgia