Clear Liquid Diet
You’ve probably had to be on this diet at least once already
and will probably be on it again in the future. Clear
liquid diets are prescribed before a procedure like a colonoscopy
or endoscopy to let the doctor get the best view of your empty
digestive tract. The better the doctor can see the inside of
your intestines, the more information they will be able to
get about your disease.
Maybe you think of the Clear Liquid Diet as what you CAN’T
have – trying some of the recipes below may help you think
of what you CAN have, like:
Hot Apple Pie – a mug, not a slice-
1 cup apple juice, teaspoon of honey, ½ teaspoon of vanilla
extract, pinch of cinnamon. Heat, stir and enjoy.
White Grape or Lemon Slush – everyone in
your family will want to share this-
1 cup ice, 1 cup white grape juice or lemonade (pulp-free),
blend in blender for 3 minutes or until slushy.
Broth Ice Cubes – an on-the-go way to drink
Fill ice cube trays with broth and freeze. Pop a few frozen
cubes into a mug and microwave for 30 seconds for broth on
Other things that are ok to have on Clear Liquid Diet
Lemonade (no pulp)
White Grape and apple juice
Lemonade (with no pulp)
Energy drinks (not red colored)
Beef, chicken or vegetable broth
Popsicles (not red colored)
Jello (not red colored)
Honey in hot water
The key is to avoid anything may contain a red dye such as
purple orange and blue colors. Although it may seem hard,
there is still room to be creative!