Residents at a care dwelling loved some fruity enjoyable throughout Diet & Hydration Week (14th – twentieth March 2022) by serving to the house’s chef provide you with a wide range of smoothie recipes.
The smoothie menu at 4 Seasons Charlton Park Care Dwelling in Charlton included flavours like peach melba, berry & oat and kiwi & mango in addition to a extra uncommon peanut butter & banana mix which went down a deal with.
Chef, Wayne Woolman, defined: “As we grow old our our bodies could discover it tougher to retailer important fat and sugars so it’s actually essential to ensure we eat and drink loads of vitamins.
Ingesting smoothies is an effective technique to preserve a wholesome weight and it’s nice enjoyable attempting totally different elements. It’s simple to fortify smoothies by including in excessive power meals like custard, ice cream, milk powder and honey to extend energy the place wanted.”
Food and drinks play an essential position within the care dwelling whether or not it’s attempting new issues, bringing again fond recollections, socialising with others or offering consolation and stimulation in addition to important diet.
Residents additionally get pleasure from creating their very own dishes as a part of the house’s weekly Cookery Membership actions the place something from curry to truffles to cocktails might be on the menu.
Resident Joyce Paine, aged 99, mentioned: “I’ve actually loved attempting all of the totally different smoothies, they’re way more thrilling than simply consuming a bit of fruit and makes it simple to get my 5 a day.
I assumed the peanut butter and banana one sounded a bit unusual but it surely was positively my favorite.”
Resident Nora Gilliver, aged 99, mentioned: “I wouldn’t thoughts having smoothies extra typically.
Once I was youthful I had a blueberry bush in my backyard, they’re so good for you.
I’m going to strive a smoothie with blueberries in subsequent as I really like them.”
To see the residents’ smoothie recipes go to https://www.fshc.co.uk/our-news/life-in-our-care-homes/smoothies-helping-things-run-smoothly/