Smoothies are a great way to get a lot of nutritious ingredients in one easy meal. If you’re having problems chewing and swallowing, smoothies may be a good option for you. If you want to make your smoothie, follow our recipe guide!


Choose foods from each category below and add to a blender. You may choose multiple ingredients from the same category, as long as the measurement stays the same. Add 4-6 ice cubes. Blend and enjoy! 1. Liquid Base: Add 1 Cup Choose from: Coconut water Nut/seed milk Water 2. Leafy Greens: Add 1 Handful Choose from: Kale Lettuce Mint Mixed greens Parsley Romaine lettuce Spinach Watercress Wheatgrass Beet greens Bok choy Cilantro Dandelion greens Endive 3. Healthy Fats: Add 1-2 Tbsp Choose from: Avocado Olive oil Omega-3s (flaxseeds, chia seeds) 4. Brightly Colored Produce: Add 1 Handful Choose from: Acai berries Beets Blackberries Blueberries Carrots Cherries Cranberries Cucumber Currants Elderberries Figs Grapefruit Grapes Kiwi Honeydew Lemon Lime Mango Nectarines Oranges Papaya Peaches Pineapple Plums Pomegranate seeds Raspberries Rhubarb Strawberries Tangerines Watermelon 5. Superfoods: Add 2-3 Tbsp Choose from: Cacao nibs Chia seeds Chlorella Cinnamon Cocoa powder Coconut flakes Ground flaxseeds Ginger Hemp seeds Maca powder Microgreens Nut/seed butters Powdered greens/herbs Spices Spirulina Turmeric Finally, if you want to add protein powder make sure you’ve timed it correctly with your meds. (Protein can interfere with the absorption of some Parkinson’s meds.) And make sure it’s a short ingredients list with no artificial ingredients.