Homemade Formula Recipe—Low Glycemic Non-Dairy Version

As I wrote in the previous post on homemade formula, it is my opinion that if you blenderize complete foods, rather than fortifying a base ingredient (such as milk, or bone broth)  the outcome is going to be more satisfying, and nutritionally complete.

However, if you’re going to use formula whether by choice, or necessity, getting one step closer to the farm, and away from the laboratory, is worthwhile.

At least with a homemade formula, you can use quality ingredients.  You can use all organic if you want.  And,  the homemade version easy and quick to make.

The formula I am using for comparison is Abbott Nutrition Glucerna 1.5.

 The  reason I chose this one, is because it appears to be  one of the most calorie dense enteral formula available  for those who require  a low glycemic diet.

 

GLUCERNA 1.5 

Nutrition information per 8 ounce serving:

19.6 g protein

17.8 g fat

31.5 g carbohydrates

total calories 356

INGREDIENT LIST:

Vanilla Flavor: 

Water, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Corn Maltodextrin, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Isomaltulose, Fructose, Soy Protein Isolate, Sucromalt, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Glycerine, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Calcium Phosphate, Soy Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Inositol, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Phosphate, Carnitine, Taurine, Sodium Chloride, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Gellan Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3.
Contains milk and soy ingredients.

Unflavored:

Water, Sodium & Calcium Caseinates, Corn Maltodextrin, High Oleic Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Isomaltulose, Fructose, Soy Protein Isolate, Sucromalt, Short-Chain Fructooligosaccharides, Glycerine, Potassium Citrate, Magnesium Chloride, Oat Fiber, Calcium Phosphate, Soy Fiber, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Citrate, Inositol, Ascorbic Acid, Choline Chloride, Magnesium Phosphate, Carnitine, Taurine, Sodium Chloride, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Ferrous Sulfate, Gellan Gum, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulfate, Cupric Sulfate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Beta-Carotene, Vitamin A Palmitate, Riboflavin, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Potassium Iodide, Phylloquinone, Cyanocobalamin, and Vitamin D3. Allergens: Contains milk and soy ingredients.

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HOMEMADE LOW GLYCEMIC FORMULA

(does not contain any dairy, soy, corn, or nuts)

makes about  11 ounces / one serving

Homemade Formula Nutrition information per  serving:

protein 18.17  g

fat 19 g

carbohydrates 30 g

total calories  365.95

 

sweet-potatoes

INGREDIENT LIST:

  1.   3/4  cup  Cup  Pacific Naturals Organic  Turkey Bone Broth
  2.   1 1/2 scoop (10.5 g) Protein Essential Gelatin Protein Powder. Read notes below)
  3.  1 tsp Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Nectar,
  4.   1 tbsp / 4 g  Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder
  5.   1/2 cup Farmer’s Market brand canned organic sweet potato purée.
  6.   1 tablespoon Nature’s Way Liquid Coconut Premium Oil 
  7.  You can add a tiny bit of  Xanthan Gum to make this a thicker  consistency, but most likely you won’t need it due to the gelatin powder.

If you want to make several servings at once (makes sense, right?) four  32 ounce cartons of broth & 5 cans of sweet potato purée will make 16 servings. (you’ll have a dab of sweet potato left over).

The gelatin powder must  be dissolved into hot liquid. Not necessarily boiling, but, as hot as coffee or tea is immediately after brewing. It is not difficult to work with. Don’t worry, it won’t be too thick when the formula is cold.  BUT, it has to first be dissolved  in something hot

DIRECTIONS:

Heat part, or all of the bone broth, and stir in the coconut milk powder  (it takes maybe 15 seconds to dissolve).  Add coconut nectar, and stir in the  gelatin powder with a whisk.  If using xanthan gum, it can be stirred in at any time, it is not temperature dependent.

Add  the sweet potato purée,  and coconut oil, any remaining bone broth, then stir until it is mixed well.

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If desired, add a liquid multivitamin/mineral  supplement such as Tropical Oasis Mega Plus.

 

This formula stores  in the refrigerator  very well  It won’t clump or lump.

 

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Data used to compute nutritional value:

3/4  cup  Cup  Pacific Naturals Organic  Turkey  Bone Broth (has 26.25  kcal, 6.75 g protein, 0 carbs)

11 g Protein Essentials  Gelatin Protein Powder (contains 37. 7 kcal,  9.42 g protein 

1 tsp / Big Tree Farms Organic Coconut Nectar, : 29 kcal, 6 g carbs

1 tbsp / 4 g  Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder has  50 kcal, 5 g fat 2 g carbs

1/2 cup Farmer’s Market brand canned organic sweet potato purée. 93 kcal, 22 g carbohydrates,  (3 g fiber as part of total carbs) 2 g protein

1 tablespoon Nature’s Way Liquid Coconut Premium Oil  130 kcal 14 g fat

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  • 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 any formula meal.

SHOPPING RESOURCE LINKS

Most ingredients are available at local  stores, except possibly  the protein powder.

For your convenience, I am providing links to Amazon.

Pacific Naturals Organic Bone Broth http://amzn.to/2g7z3eY

Native Forest Coconut Milk Powder http://amzn.to/2gfhY2h

Protein Essentials Hydrolyzed Protein Powderhttp://amzn.to/2fPOCmM

Protein Essentials Gelatin Protein Powder http://amzn.to/2g7kzKD

Farmer’s Market Organic Sweet Potato Puree http://amzn.to/2gamBKJ

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

Madhava Organic Raw Agave syrup http://amzn.to/2exO5JM

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

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

The next  formula recipe slated for posting is a low glycemic  vegetarian version.   (Don’t forget you can subscribe to Tube Chic by email  up for  notifications when a new post is published.)

 

 

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