If there is anything I had learned in my role at Abbott Nutrition as a Sales Rep it is nutrition is power in the healing process and the earlier the implementation the better.

I bring this topic up because last Saturday I broke my jaw; in quite a few places actually and it is by far the most painful process I have been through. But focusing on the positives…

As I was prepping for surgery there were hours and hours of fasting but when I was not fasting, I ensured I consumed the best nutrients I could. And that lead to my husband running home and making my specialty smoothie and foregoing the “Diabetic Sustain.”

I just want to rant, if I could, the Diabetic drink had High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) as the second ingredient! One, that ingredient is poison and two, HFCS could be the most harmful thing to my blood sugars. And they put DIABETIC on the label. What is wrong with these manufactures? I truely believe they use HFCS because it is a cheap and easy ingredient and the makers really do not focus on the patient or care about the outcomes. As my Aussie friends would say, “That is rubbish.”

So what did I drink? I had and continue to have a high calorie, low carbohydrate (so my blood sugars can be well controlled) and high fat smoothie. And of course it is a smoothie so it is nice and easy to consume. But besides the macronutrients, I have zeroed in on good food sources allowing me to heal as quickly as possible.

Healing Potion Smoothie:

3/4 cup spinach

2 scoops of whey protein

1 to 1 1/2 cup of coconut milk


1 spoonful of natural peanut butter

2 pinches of chia seeds

Depending on my appetite and the lapse of time it has been since I had eaten, I will add some frozen banana or frozen berries.

Have you ever been in a pinch and could not chew food? What did you brew up? I welcome all tips and comments.

Cheers to you and good health!