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Full Liquid Diet

  • Full liquid diets are frequently used as a middle step between clear liquids and solid foods.
  • This diet meets calorie and protein needs for your body with liquids only.
  • It is important to eat a variety of liquid foods.
  • If you have lactose intolerance, try lactose treated milk such as Lactaid ® or Dairy Ease®
  • High-protein, high-calorie supplements that are fortified with vitamins and minerals may be ordered by your dietitian or physician.

Foods Allowed on a Full Liquid Diet


  • Coffee, tea, cream, carbonated beverages
  • Fruit and vegetable juices
  • Milk
  • Milkshakes
  • Nutritional supplements (e.g. Boost®, Ensure®, etc.)


  • Custard-style yogurt, pudding, custard
  • Plain ice cream, sherbet, sorbet
  • Gelatin
  • Whipped topping


  • Cream soups, strained

Breads and Cereals

  • Cream of wheat, cream of rice
  • Farina
  • Coco Wheats®
  • Pureed soups (may include pureed meats, pureed bland vegetable and pureed white potatoes)


  • Tomato puree
  • Salt, mild flavored seasonings
  • Chocolate flavoring
  • Gravy, margarine
  • Sugar, syrup, jelly, honey

No other foods are allowed on this diet.

Revised 7/2013

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