This is soup for a fat person's soul, let me tell you. Be very careful with this recipe - everyone we have worked with has told us that our tastes may change after surgery and that we may develop sensitivities to temperature and spice. This soup has a little spice, but it's not over the top. My husband and I didn't have an issue with it at all. We did, however, moan and groan and talk about how wonderful it tasted while we ate our 2 oz servings for dinner :)
I've read a lot of interpretations about what the liquid diet phase is on lapbandtalk.com. Just so I am clear this is what we were taught. Everything I post on my blog will follow these rules. Right now, we can eat/ drink a "full liquid diet" which means, anything that can pass through a wire mesh strainer and is low in fat and has little to no sugar.
Campbell's makes some rockin soups that are almost completely smooth, which you can strain ... or even better... throw them in the blender.This is the one you will need for this recipe:
1/4 of water
2 scoops of unflavored protein powder
Blend until completely smooth and pour into 2 oz servings. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds or less and eat at a temperature you can tolerate
Depending on your protein powder you can get 4-5 grams of protein per 2 oz serving from this soup.
Watch out for an upcoming blog about using freezing the left overs in portion controlled sizes, so all you have to do is defrost what you'll eat!