Best Foods for New Braces: Docbraces Favourite Smoothies

Smoothies

When you’re adjusting to new braces, you’ll likely be in search of some easy to eat foods that don’t require you to chew too much. When the Docbraces Smile Team is asked for recommendations of the best foods to eat or drink to avoid putting any extra strain on sore jaws and teeth, our first response is almost always smoothies! Smoothies are fun to make and thanks to the wide variety of fruits, vegetables and liquids that you can put into yours, you’ll never get bored. Smoothies are easily portable, they make great a snack so you can get lots of vitamins, and when they’re really cold they can even help to reduce the pain and swelling you’re feeling.

Here are three of our favourite smoothie recipes!

Strawberry Mango Tango

Serves 1-2

1 cup coconut milk
1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 mango, skinned and chunked or ⅔ cup of frozen mango
5 large fresh strawberries or ⅓ cup frozen strawberries

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Big Green Surprise (Surprise! It’s delicious!)

Serves 2-3

1/4 cup carrot juice
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup spinach
1 cup roughly chopped kale, ribs removed
4 small broccoli florets, sliced and frozen
1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 apple, cored and chopped

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Marvellous Mixed Berry Blast

Serves 2-3

1 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries or blackberries (or any combination of berries that you’d like)
1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1/2 cup plain, vanilla or Greek yogurt
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with a range of fruits and vegetables to find your favourite combination! To discover more recipes great for new braces, download The Best Foods to Eat With New Braces: Our Favourite Recipes today!