There are no set dietary rules for people living with a stoma. It may just take a bit of time to find out what works for you.
With the “OK” from your healthcare team, you can eat what you like, when you like. Here are some general guidelines*:
A cool, fruit smoothie can be a refreshing and nutritious snack. Try the recipe below:
1-2 cups frozen or fresh fruit (Try frozen raspberries, blueberries and blackberries)
1-3 bananas (optional)
1 heaping cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup ice -- if you like a very cold smoothie
1 cup liquid, more or less as needed. (Try almond or coconut milk for extra summer punch.)
Combine all ingredients in the blender. Blend up mixture adding liquid as needed to achieve smoothie consistency. It usually requires ~1 cup of liquid.
Serve and enjoy! Or leave in the fridge for 3-4 days and drink as desired.
Note: This is not a substitute for professional nutritional advice. ConvaTec does not recommend an all-liquid diet; this smoothie is recommended as an addition to a balanced diet.
For more specific guidelines based on your stoma type, click below:†
1 Diet Reference: Ostomy Nutrition Guide. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Web site. http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/nutrition/Pages/ostomy-nutrition-guide.aspx Accessed May 23, 2016.