Blending food


My Mum is struggling with eating and I was wondering what foods are good for blending and what is the best blender to do the job please. Also any helpful meal ideas would be so appreciated. Many thanks

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Hello I found this by just putting blending foods in the search. I don’t know if it helps but there seems to be quite a lot of info on the Internet. Sorry I can’t offer any particular advice except I do know Oakhouse Foods offer soft bite and purèed ready meals if these are of interest.


I’m sorry to hear that your mom is struggling with eating. Blending can be a helpful way to provide nourishment for those who may have difficulty eating solid foods. Here are some tips and meal ideas, including “crispy honey lemon chicken”:

1. Blender Recommendations:

  • Look for a high-quality blender with sufficient power (at least 600 watts) to blend a variety of foods smoothly. Brands like Vitamix, Blendtec, NutriBullet, and Breville are popular choices.

2. Foods Suitable for Blending:

  • Fruits: Bananas, berries, apples (peeled), and pears (cooked and peeled).
  • Vegetables: Cooked carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and peas.
  • Proteins: Soft-cooked chicken, tofu, or fish.
  • Grains: Cooked oatmeal or rice.
  • Dairy or Dairy Alternatives: Yogurt, milk, or plant-based milk.
  • Liquid: Add broth, water, or juice to adjust the consistency.

3. Helpful Meal Ideas:

  • Fruit Smoothie: Blend bananas, berries, yogurt, and a little honey for a nutritious smoothie.
  • Vegetable Soup: Puree cooked carrots, peas, and broth to make a hearty soup.
  • Protein Shake: Combine soft-cooked chicken or tofu with rice and broth for a protein-rich meal.
  • Honey Lemon Chicken Puree: Create a soft version of crispy honey lemon chicken by blending cooked chicken pieces with a honey and lemon sauce until it reaches the desired consistency. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice for added texture.

Remember to adjust the texture and thickness of the blended foods to your mom’s preference. Also, consult with a healthcare professional or dietitian for personalized advice, as they can provide specific recommendations based on her nutritional needs and any dietary restrictions she may have.

Meal ideas: Whip up a fruit smoothie with bananas, berries, yogurt, and honey. Create a hearty veggie soup by pureeing cooked carrots, peas, and broth. For a protein boost, blend soft-cooked chicken or tofu with rice and broth. And don’t miss out on a delicious honey lemon chicken puree – it’s like comfort food in a blender!

Also remember to tailor the texture to your mom’s liking, and it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare pro or dietitian for personalized advice. They can provide recommendations based on her unique nutritional needs.

But when I’m feeling too lazy to cook, I usually look for an irish breakfast near me. It’s a satisfying treat without the kitchen hassle.

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I’m sorry to hear that your mum is facing difficulties with eating. When it comes to blending foods, soft foods like steamed vegetables, fruits (bananas, berries), yogurt, or cooked grains (like rice or oats) are good options. As for blenders, high-powered ones like Vitamix or Blendtec are often recommended for smoother blends.

Regarding meal ideas, how about incorporating some protein-rich ingredients like Greek yogurt, peanut butter, or tofu into blended fruit smoothies? These can be nutritious and easier to consume. You might also consider softer soups, like butternut squash or tomato bisque, which can be blended for smoother texture.

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Hello johnmer
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Here are some foods that are typically good for blending:

Fruits: bananas, berries, apples, pears, and peaches are all good options. Frozen fruits can also be used to make smoothies.
Vegetables: Spinach, kale, carrots, cucumbers, and cooked sweet potatoes are all good choices. Avocado can also add creaminess.
Proteins: Greek yogurt, tofu, and protein powders can be added for extra protein.
Grains: Oats, quinoa, and brown rice can be blended into smoothies or soups.
Healthy fats: Nut butters, flaxseed, and chia seeds can add healthy fats.
Liquids: Water, milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or fruit juice can be used as a base.

When choosing a blender, consider the following factors:

Power: Look for a blender with at least 500 watts of power.
Capacity: Make sure the blender is large enough to accommodate the amount of food you want to blend.
Durability: Look for a blender with a strong motor and sturdy construction.
Speed settings: Some blenders have multiple speed settings, which can be useful for different types of blending.

I know it’s not common, but my friends used to blend banana chips air fryer with some yogurt. The meal was double nutritive and nourishing.