Or: Jimmy Joy’s Liquid Food FAQ Sheet
Maybe you said the wrong thing to your boyfriend/girlfriend/neighbors parrot bird and now you’ve got a broken jaw. Or you knocked out all your teeth filming skateboard tricks for YouTube (was it really worth going viral for?). Cranky bowels, preparing for surgery, dog ate your dentures. Maybe you’re an astronaut or just living in the future.
Whatever the case, now you’re Googling “liquid food recipes” and wondering what life without chewing will be like.
Liquid food isn’t the end of the world. In fact, we think it’s the future.
But before you embark on your quest to slurp or sip your daily food intake, ask yourself these five important questions about liquid food—and make sure you have some really, really good answers.
What kinds of liquid food can I eat?
It depends on what you need a liquid diet for. Your doctor should give you the full lowdown. But the usual suspects are:
- Shakes and smoothies
- Ice cream
Am I getting enough calories?
The U.S. Department of Health estimates adult men need between 2,000-3,000 calories per day, while adult women need anywhere between 1,600-2,400. But according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, liquid food might not give you everything you need to get through the day.
Liquid diets with only 400-800 calories per day won’t be enough to keep your engine running. So without medical supervision, don’t even go there. Truth is, human beings can’t survive on liquid alone.
Does my liquid food have too much sugar?
A jello-and-ice-cream diet might be your inner five-year-old’s dream come true. Maybe for a day or two, sure. But you’re a fully functioning adult, and adults cannot live off sugar alone.
Another place to watch out for sugar is in pre-packaged liquid diet shakes. These may also contain too much sugar and not enough of the stuff you really need—namely the right mix of carbohydrates, fibers, fat, and protein.
Do my liquid food recipes have too little protein?
So you’re #adulting and making your own soups and shakes. If they’re made mostly from fruit and veg, you may not be getting enough protein. Protein is what helps you feel full, so liquid food meals with too little protein may leave you perpetually hungry. And you won’t like you when you’re hungry.
Am I having fun?
Of course you should ask yourself this. We at Jimmy Joy believe that like regular life, life on liquid food should be fun.
That’s why we created Plenny Shake, the fun side of liquid food. Plenny Shake is a nutritionally complete liquid food drink that gives you the right balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and 27 essential vitamins and minerals that you need every day.
At €1,19 per 400-calorie meal, Plenny Shake makes it stupidly affordable and easy to get balanced nutrition and hit your necessary calorie targets for the day. There are eight yummy flavors to choose from, all vegan.
So before you give up on liquid food or throw a pizza into the blender, try Plenny Shake. Hey, it’s better than a blended pizza.
We start packing your order within 24 hours. Just say GO!