I broke my jaw last week in a cycling accident and it’s now wired shut! While this basically sucks, everything could be much, much worse, so I’m trying not to complain too much.
I’m confined to a liquid diet for the next few weeks – smoothies and other things that come out of the blender (that aren’t too chunky, or they won’t go through the gaps in my teeth). It’s annoying finding a variety of things – you can only eat so many smoothies before getting tired of them – does anyone have ideas or recipes to spice things up?
I hope you feel better soon, I imagine you took a pretty bad fall. As for food, you could try blending up some chicken soup with rice, that should fill you up, and it’s better than having something sweet all the time.
Well, you could take the opportunity to expand your culinary horizons… just throw stuff into a blender, puree and drink… who knows, you might find a fondness for chocolate cake blended with chili… :eek:
And don’t take any sea voyages if you’re prone to seasickness either…
But seriously, I lived on V8 and Instant Breakfast for about two weeks when I developed a “de-acceloration trauma” injury to my lower jar. A Volvo stopped my R1100RS for me by running a stoplight and I took a short flying lesson over the handlebars… :spin:
Hope you’ll mend soon and become a carnivore again…
Dude - Blender. Like to blend, liquefy and puree in a ____. It’s a pun! :eyebrowlift2:
Oh man - I’m taking myself too seriously.
Anyhoo; we’ve got these strawshere in Australia that have pellets of flavoring built in. If you drink warm (not too hot) coffee through a chocolate one of them you won’t care much about anything else for some time!
Hope the jaw’s feeling better soon man. I lost all the flesh off my elbow the same way. Took 6 months to return to full functionality.
i used to own a smoothie place. there’s lots you can do. Get chocolate protein and milk and peanut butter for a reese’s peanut butter cup. Lemon juice concentrate and peaches. good luck, bud.and i hope the other guy at least got a black eye.
Creamed soups (musroom, celery, broccoli, etc.).
Crab, lobster or shrimp bisque.
Chipped beef and country gravy.
Refried beans, taco chips and chicken broth (hot sauce to taste),
Grits with salt, pepper and butter.
Potato salad (maybe with bleu cheese and sour cream… probably not warmed)
Boiled eggs with butter, salt, pepper. Maybe some broth to help liquify.
Extra large diameter straws from micky d’s or someplace will help.
You will make it! (Try to keep a stiff upper lip through it all though! J/k…good luck! (I broke both of my wrists about up to the elbows a while back, had to walk around with both arms in casts for about a year, it was hell trying to open coffee cans or wipe my a**! I do love fresh boiled crabs, and boy did that create some problems…Life goes on. )
Again from one Matt to another who’s also had his jaw broken, I ate a lot of soup and porridge! One thing that I did was make a nice thick soup like pumpkin or sweet potato, and get some mince beef. I’d break up and chop the meat really finely, cook it in a pan, then chop it some more into tiny pieces, then just mix it in with the soup and swallow the little pieces whole. The pieces weren’t really that much bigger than after normal chewing, and digested fine. Can be remarkably tasy when seasoned with herbs, garlic, chilli, etc. You can subsitute or mix in other small pieces of proteiny things too, like tuna or egg, and if I wanted carbs, I made congee for the base instead of vegetable soup.
I really didn’t like the idea of blending all sorts of other food into mush, so I pretty much stuck with soup (which is meant to be in that form and went through the various recipes I could make or get at the supermarket.
I feel sorry for you, I luckily narrowly escaped having the wire, the bottom part of the jaw was hanging on by a small part at the top, so technically it was a fracture. I still couldn’t open my mouth any wider than roughly a centimetre though for about 2 weeks, and it sucked. It got better really quickly after that though, although weak, I could start moving on to firmer foods without trouble, so don’t worry too much! Next taekwondo tournament I enter, I think I’ll make a better effort to keep my hands up and in the path of other peoples feet.