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mfab12
Hi

I have just bought some rapseed oil. How much oil can I put in a glass (300ml) of a smoothie. I do not like smoothies so would not be able to tell if it tasted differently

Any advice greatly appreciated. thanks

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Enn
Hi there
Some have added 1 teaspoon at at time I added in 6 tablespoons for 2 cups
1 tablespoon has 120 cal.
Try a bit and then increase or just add on 1to 2 tablespoons and see how it goes.
Smoothies are the best!
XXX
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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OneToughMomma
For me, when I was adding rapeseed (aka canola) oil to a new food, I would start small and add gradually until the texture looked different.  It has no flavour.  Also, I would gradually increase amounts each time I served a food/beverage so that the difference wouldn't be noticeable.  

Don't forget that it also goes great in hot drinks like chai tea and hot chocolate if you have a milk brother. You can add to pasta, rice, mashed avocado, sauces, and even popcorn.

I kept oil in a discrete little carafe/dispenser thing on the counter top.  The big jug was kept behind cupboard doors.  That way I always had it handy, but a hulking great plastic jug did not attract attention.  

xoOTM
D in and out of EDNOS since age 8. dx RAN 2013. WR Aug '14. Graduated FBT June 2015 at 18 yrs old. [thumb]
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ValentinaGermania
As the others said, start with a teaspoon and than increase it. I put 350-400 g fruit and juice into the blender and then I added up to 50-100 ml rapeseed oil (for 2 smoothies of about 250 ml). You need to blend it otherwise it would seperate from the juice. If you put it in the freezer you can keep the other portion and just need to blend it quick again before using.
Tina72
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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mfab12
Thanks. I only put a little in the smoothie and it went unnoticed. I shall be brave with my quantity next time.

She did not eat her snack at school Due to anxiety of what I was going to give her for lunch. She said she her heart was racing and she didn't want to come home.

I did say that's normal we can talk about it at camhs but you need to eat. She then ate nearly all her lunch. But the lunch wasn't challenging in AN terms.

Do I keep pushing through the anxieties? Even when they are increasing?

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Torie
mfab12 wrote:
Do I keep pushing through the anxieties? Even when they are increasing?


Yep.  The only way out is through.  One of the hardest things is learning to tolerate our kid's distress.  They need to see that we are calm, confident, and consistent when they are anything but.

Keep going - you're doing great. xx

-Torie
"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
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ValentinaGermania
You need to see it is not normal to be afraid of food and so your goal is to make her having a normal relationship to food again.

"She did not eat her snack at school Due to anxiety of what I was going to give her for lunch."

Some kids do better not knowing, but here it went better WITH knowing what will be for lunch. We had a meal plan at the fridge for the whole week and so no anxiety about that because she knew what I will give her for lunch. Maybe worth a try?

Tina72
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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ValentinaGermania
mimi321 wrote:

Anxiety is part and parcel of recovery, and with time you will learn to tolerate it and help her work through it. Remember, this is like exposure therapy to something she has a phobia of (food and gaining weight). At times it will be really strong (initially in refeeding and also when introducing fear foods), and other times it will be less (when she is eating foods she has gotten used to). This is part of the journey. This is why we often don't do too many fear foods at once, because you can get a little break/chance to regroup before beginning a new one. But the more you can add like oil secretly the better you will be as well, because it takes away that stress but at the same time you are giving her the vital fats her brain needs for recovery. 


Great post, mimi321. Could not have been said better.
Tina72
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Kali
Hi Mfab12,

For smoothies I never added oil but used heavy cream, full fat yoghurt, honey, ground almonds, vanilla ice cream...all things with a caloric punch and I thought it tasted good.

I mostly used oils generously in soups, main courses, spaghetti sauce, etc. 

Kali
Food=Love
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debra18
Any recipes for hot drinks? The weather is turning cold. I don't think the hot drinks have as much calories as the milkshakes I make with heavy cream, ice cream, nuts and a chocolate bar.
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ValentinaGermania
Hot chocolate, latte macchiato, chai latte, all with cream.
A cup of hot soup for lunch.
Warm porridge with cream for breakfast.

Here in Germany we have something called "Glühwein" for adults on christmas market and hot apple punch for the children. Just thought about having an apple smoothie with christmas spices like cinnemon and serve it hot? A bit early in the year for that, maybe...[wink]

Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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