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After getting sick from last night's ice cream shake she has declared that she just can't do smoothies and shakes anymore (for awhile).

I would not give in to that. She was only sick from it because it might have been too much in addition.
Serve a shake or smoothie again tomorrow but a very small portion (maybe a shot glas) so she CANNOT get sick from it and increase it slowly again.
The risk is if you give in that AN learns that she only needs to get sick about food x or y to be allowed to exclude it from the meal plan...
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you for that! I will keep serving 
Agree with Valentina.  

My d developed this same "habit" of involuntarily vomiting a small amount of food from time to time.  I think it is best to ignore that.  You might offer her a different flavor smoothie if you think that might help.  And be sure there is plenty of distraction.

FWIW, this did not turn into a big problem with my d.  It never happened before ED, but even now (years later) she will still vomit involuntarily from time to time, in her case when she is stressed.  But it is just an occasional thing.

Please keep us posted. xx

"We are angels of hope, of healing, and of light. Darkness flees from us." -YP 
Keep going, great!

Yes, the food bill can pile up. But hey, you got her to eat doughnuts, which are still a no-no in our household,6  months after WR and yet to be tackled. 

Keep an eye on any AN behaviours, like hiding food in the serviettes or under the plate. Whenever our D was quiet, it was because her ED found a way out.

Mum's Kitchen

14-y-o "healthy living" led to AN in 2017 and WR at 16. Current muscle dysmorphia.