Homemade Dairy based Formula Recipes: No Soy No Corn. Two Versions

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The recipes today are  for  homemade, corn and soy free, vegetarian formulas that have a similar ratio of  calories, fat, carbs and protein to  ABBOTT NUTRITION’S JEVITY 1.5

They are free of all corn and soy byproducts.   All brands listed are organic (even the “prebiotic” fiber). It is my opinion it is well worth possibly having to pay a little extra for the quality of grass fed, hormone free milk, but, this is up to your discretion.

Abbot emphasizes in its literature that Jevity contains prebiotics.  So does the homemade formula.

 

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Jevity 1.5  INGREDIENTS:

Water, Corn Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup Solids, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, Soy Protein Isolate, Fructooligosaccharides, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Oat Fiber, Soy Fiber, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Phosphate, Gum Arabic, Sodium Citrate, Magnesium Phosphate, Soy Lecithin, Magnesium Chloride, Carboxymethylcellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Potassium Chloride, Taurine, L-Carnitine, Zinc Sulfate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Chromium Chloride, Sodium Molybdate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenate, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.
Contains milk and soy ingredients.

JEVITY 1.5
Serving Size: 8 fl oz (237 mL) *
Nutrient Data
Protein, g: 15.1
Fat, g: 11.8
Carbohydrate, g: 51.1
 Dietary Fiber, g: 5.3
Calories: 355

 

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The following recipes utilizes cows milk, as  it is readily available. Ingredients are given in amounts to equal one serving.  Multiply as desired.

If you battle problems with excessive mucous, consider using goat milk in place of the cows milk. It  is actually superior in many ways than cows milk.  The only issue being it takes a bit more effort in some areas to obtain it easily.

Because this recipes has wholly intact proteins by using all milk, instead of milk plus added whey, it can be considered a whole food, and I think it is worth trying to first  make it with a simple, minimally processed sugar (coconut palm nectar) for its carbohydrate ingredient.

However, although coconut palm nectar is low on the glycemic scale, and is pretty much unrefined, it has higher osmosticity than a starch source of carbohydrates.  If you find you have loose bowels, (and you are not lactose intolerant) making this recipe with tapioca maltodextrin instead of the coconut palm nectar will result in a formula with low osmosticity.  The tapioca is a highly refined carbohydrate, but the one listed for this recipe is non gmo and certified organic. Tapioca maltodextrin is not low glycemic.

If you are lactose intolerant, you can use lactose free milk for the liquid part of the recipe, and powdered whole goat milk for the milk powder (goat milk is naturally low in lactose, and is generally easier to digest for other reasons as well).  I will add a shopping link for goat milk powder at the end of this post.

VEGETARIAN DAIRY FORMULA RECIPE #1

INGREDIENTS:

  1.   6 ounces of 1%  cows milk
  2.   32 g Whole Milk Powder   
  3.  1 tbsp + 1/2 tsp *Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Nectar
  4. 1 tbsp Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder
  5.   1 tsp Tropical Oasis Mega Plus liquid multivitamin & mineral   supplement**
  6.   1 spoonful (provided) OmniGreen Labs Dietary Fiber(a “prebiotic” that is   wheat dextrin)
  7. You can add a tiny bit of  Xanthan Gum to make this a thicker  consistency.  It does not have to be heated.

*This specific brand of coconut palm nectar was chosen because it is 100% coconut palm nectar, with no other ingredients.  There are other brands. but this is the one I buy.   Shopping links will be at the end of this post.

** You could use 1/2 tsp 6x day, and still get 100% recommended daily value for all vitamins except biotin and folic acid.

DAIRY BASED

SOY & CORN FREE FORMULA #1

Serving Size: 8 fl oz (237 mL) *
Nutrient Data
Protein, g: 14
Fat, g: 11.7
Carbohydrate, g: 37.1
 Dietary Fiber, g: 3.5
Calories 352.6

DIRECTIONS:

Heat  a portion of the milk until small bubbles form at edges (no need to bring to a boil, it just needs to be very warm to hot)  Add in the powdered coconut milk and coconut palm nectar, and stir.

While fresh milk is heating, measure the milk powder, and place it into a separate container.

Slowly stir the hot mixture into the milk powder.  Use the back of a spoon to smash any remaining bits of powdered milk against the side of container.

Add  any remaining fresh milk and the multivitamin and stir or shake well.

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Data used to compute nutritional value:

6 ounces of 1%  cows milk has  6 g protein 72 kcal 8 carb 1.7  g fat

1 Tbsp coconut powder has 50 kcal, 2 g carbs  5 g fat

32 g Whole Milk Powder ( 8 g protein,  159 kcal,  12 g carbs, 5 g fat)

1 tbsp  + 1/2 tsp  Tbsp Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Nectar (70 kcal 15.1 g carbs)

1 spoonful = 4 g  OmniGreen fiber has 15 kcal 4 g carbs (3 g fiber)

1 tsp Tropical Oasis Mega Plus liquid multivitamin & mineral supplement is 1/6 the daily suggested serving.  (10 kcal per serving.  Recipe calls for 1/6 of this for each 8 ounces/237 mL.  That works out to 1.6 kcal as the recipe is written.  This particular supplement has amino acids, CoQ10 and grape seed extract,  two forms of cystine (which helpful with breaking down the thickness of mucous) and is truly superior to vitamins and minerals used by the pharmaceutical companies in their enteral formulas.

 

VEGETARIAN DAIRY FORMULA RECIPE #2

INGREDIENTS:

  1.   6 ounces of 1%  cows milk
  2.    32 g Whole Milk Powder
  3.   20 g Mike’s Mix Tapioca Maltodextrin Non-GMO Complex Carbohydrate
  4. 1 tbsp Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder
  5.   1 tsp Tropical Oasis Mega Plus liquid multivitamin & mineral   supplement**
  6.   1 spoonful (provided) OmniGreen Labs Dietary Fiber(a “prebiotic” that is   wheat dextrin)
  7. You can add a tiny bit of  Xanthan Gum to make this a thicker  consistency.  It does not have to be heated.

 

DIRECTIONS:

Heat  a portion of the milk until small bubbles form at edges (no need to bring to a boil, it just needs to be very warm to hot)  Add in the powdered coconut milk and stir.

While fresh milk is heating, measure the milk powder, and tapioca maltodextrin and place them together into  container separate from the hot milk mixture.

Slowly stir the hot mixture into the milk powder/tapioca.  Use the back of a spoon to smash any remaining bits of powdered milk against the side of container.

Add  any remaining fresh milk and the multivitamin, and stir or shake well.

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Data used to compute nutritional value:

6 ounces of 1%  cows milk has  6 g protein 72 kcal 8 carb 1.7  g fat

1 Tbsp coconut powder has 50 kcal, 2 g carbs  5 g fat

32 g Whole Milk Powder ( 8 g protein,  159 kcal,  12 g carbs, 5 g fat)

20 g Mike’s Mix Tapioca Maltodextrin Non-GMO Complex Carbohydrate (75.66kcal, 19 g carbs)  totals 258.2 kcal  41 carbs 14 protein  11.7 fat

1 spoonful = 4 g  OmniGreen fiber has 15 kcal 4 g carbs (3 g fiber)

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It is my opinion that if you blenderize complete foods, rather than fortifying a base ingredient (such as milk, or bone broth)  the result is a meal that is more satisfying, and nutritionally complete.

However, if the tube food is going to be formula whether by choice, or necessity, getting one step closer to the farm, and away from the laboratory, is worthwhile.

With a homemade formula, you can use quality ingredients.  You can use all organic if you want.  And, its not at all difficult to make.

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If I were going to use a homemade formula for all or most of my meals, I would absolutely positively  add the xanthan gum as a thickener.  When a formula is  thin as milk, even using the adapter that has a bore size as tiny  as ENFit, the meal flows in way too fast.  I’d been accustomed to larger volume meals that are a lot thicker, and  hence, gravity feed very slowly. Slower (but non-clogging!) feeds make  for a much more pleasant experience, and more satisfying meal.

  • Keep in mind the fact that any formula is nutrient dense.  Even if its not thick, there’s a lot in it that the body has to process.  Its not the same as knocking back a milkshake that maybe has as many calories.  If  you were having a meal by mouth that had the same nutritional density, you’d (hopefully) take longer to consume it than it does to pour eight ounces through a tube. So, take your time with the formula meal.

SHOPPING LINKS:

Tropical Oasis Mega Multivitamin Mineral Supplement http://B000JZWL30  At the time of my writing this, it is slightly less by ordering through Swansons, (and you can get a free ship coupon probably, if you’re a first time customer.  Here is the link to their website: http://www.swansonvitamins.com/tropical-oasis-mega-multiple-vitamin-mineral-tropical-plus-32-fl-oz-liquid

Reserveage – Grass Fed Whey Protein, Minimally Processed with High Biological Value, Vanilla,http://B009VJ2MX4

Mike’s Mix Tapioca Maltodextrin Non-GMO Complex Carbohydrate – 8 lbs http://B00YYDNKGK

Wholesome! Organic Coconut Palm Syrup (Amazon  “Fresh” price is a little less than my local grocer, but someone else may have it for less, I don’t know.http://B00Y1C8G7W

Kiva All Natural, Xanthan Gum http://amzn.to/2fBDGs8

Nature’s Way Liquid Coconut Premium Oil http://B0090PQNG6

Cuisinart digital scale http://amzn.to/2fDV2WH

OmniGreen (OG) Labs Dietary Fiber (blurb from them follows)  is created with the simplest idea in the world: to provide a better product/solution to your wellness needs. It is a dietary fiber similar to benefiber and optifiber, but with better manufacturing process which results in smaller fiber molecules that leads to better dissolve rate and absorption rate.  (blurb from me follows ha ha) It also costs a LOT less than Benefiber. http://amzn.to/2fRnRiS 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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