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Clear Liquid Diet

The clear liquid diet includes only those foods that are clear and foods that are liquid at room temperature, just as jello.

Beverages

Allowed

  • Water
  • Coffee & tea (regular or decaffeinated)
  • Kool-aid, fruit punch, fruit flavored beverages
  • Sports drinks
  • Carbonated beverages limited to 2/day

NOT Allowed

  • Milk & milk products
  • Alcoholic beverages

Fruit Juices

Allowed

  • Strained juices including apple, grape, orange, cranapple, cranberry, cherry juice

NOT Allowed

  • Fruit juice with pulp
  • Prune juice

Soups

Allowed

  • Clear chicken, beef, or vegetable broth
  • Bouillion or consommé’

NOT Allowed

  • All others

Desserts

Allowed

  • Jello, except red
  • Popsicles, except red
  • Snowballs, except red

NOT Allowed

  • Any red liquid
  • All other desserts

Sugars/Sweets

Allowed

  • Sugar, honey, syrup
  • Hard candy

NOT Allowed

  • All others

Seasonings

Allowed

  • Salt

NOT Allowed

  • All others

Meat

Allowed

  • None

Fats

Allowed

  • None

Breads/Cereals

Allowed

  • None

Vegetables/Fruit

Allowed

  • Clear, strained liquid

NOT Allowed

  • All others

The day before your procedure, do not drink any red colored liquid, such as jello, Popsicles, & red juice. By avoiding these red colored liquids, your returns from the prep should be yellow or light green.

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Clear Liquid Recipes

Frozen Fruit Slush

1-6oz can frozen clear juice concentrate
4 Tablespoons sugar
3 cups crushed ice

Mix all ingredients. Blend until smooth.

Fruit Fizz

1-cup clear liquid juice
½ cup sparkling water
½ cup ice

Blend ice and juice until slushy. Pour in glass & add sparkling water.

Lemon Lime Slushie

Juice from two limes & one lemon, strained
1-cup sparkling water
1-cup ice
4 teaspoons sugar, or to taste

Blend ice & juice ‘til slushy. Add sparkling water.