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January 6, 2015

Best Foods for New Braces: Docbraces Favourite 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 1-21 cup coconut milk1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen1 mango, skinned and chunked or ⅔ cup of frozen mango5 large fresh strawberries or ⅓ cup frozen strawberriesCombine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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

Serves 2-31/4 cup carrot juice1/2 cup orange juice1 cup spinach1 cup roughly chopped kale, ribs removed4 small broccoli florets, sliced and frozen1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen1 apple, cored and choppedCombine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

Marvellous Mixed Berry Blast

Serves 2-31 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries or blackberries (or any combination of berries that you’d like)1 ripe banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen1/2 cup plain, vanilla or Greek yogurt1/4 cup orange juice1 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!

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