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Flavoring Options and Recipes for Vivonex Plus Powder

Recipes may be prepared using Vivonex® Plus, Vivonex® Pediatric, Vivonex® TEN, or Tolerex® Elemental Powders          

Vivonex® and Tolerex® are medical foods intended for use under medical supervision. Patients should consult with their healthcare professionals to determine if these products and recipes are appropriate for them.

Vivonex Plus Recipes and Flavoring Tips Quick Flavoring Tips for Vivonex Plus Powder

Flavor Syrups

Prepare one packet of Vivonex® Elemental Powder according to package directions.
Stir in one of the following flavored syrups:

  • 1 - 2 Tbsp regular or sugar-free strawberry syrup
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp regular or sugar-free flavoring syrups (i.e. hazelnut, raspberry, caramel)
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp grenadine syrup

Flavoring Extracts

Prepare one packet of Vivonex® Elemental Powder according to package directions.

  • Stir in 4 tsp of sugar or 5 sweetener packets
  • Add ⅛ - ¼ tsp flavoring extract.

Suggestions: vanilla, orange, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, cherry, maple, cinnamon, coconut, banana, almond or root beer

Drink Mixes and Fruit Juice Concentrates

Prepare one packet of Vivonex® Elemental Powder according to package directions.
Stir in one of the following:

  • 2-3 Tbsp pre-sweetened powdered drink mix (such as Tang®, Kool-Aid®*, or lemonade)
  • 1 tsp Crystal Light®* drink mix
  • 2-3 Tbsp frozen fruit juice concentrate

Suggestions include: orange, cranberry, grape, or apple juice, fruit punch, lemonade or limeade concentrate

*Tang®, Kool-Aid®, and Crystal Light® are registered trademarks of Kraft Foods Global Brands, LLC.

Preparation with fruit juice, lemonade, or fruit punch

Prepare one packet of Vivonex® Elemental Powder using fruit juice, lemonade, or fruit punch in place of water.

Preparation with carbonated soda

Prepare one packet of Vivonex® Elemental Powder according to package directions using ½ cup water and 1 cup flavored carbonated soda.
Recommended soda flavors: orange, root beer, lemon-lime, strawberry, grape, cherry

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Sparking Slush Drinks

Combine ½ cup water with 1 cup flavored carbonated soda in a blender. With the blender on low speed, slowly add 1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 5-10 seconds. Add 1 cup crushed ice and blend until smooth.
Suggested soda flavors include: orange, root beer, lemon-lime, strawberry, grape, and cherry

 


Quick Beverage Options

Sparkling Cranberry Cocktail

Makes 1 – 8 fl oz serving

Ingredients
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder
½ cup cranberry juice cocktail
½ cup ginger ale

Preparation
Combine cranberry juice cocktail and ginger ale in a large shaker container. Add Vivonex® Elemental Powder; cover tightly and shake for 20 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice.
(Recipe may also be prepared in a blender.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 8 fl oz
Calories: 410, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 335 mg, Sodium: 200 mg, Carbohydrates: 85 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 26 g, Protein: 13.5 g

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Cranberry Orange Cooler

Makes 1 – 10 fl oz serving

Ingredients
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder
½ cup water
½ cup cranberry juice cocktail
3 tsp Tang®*

Preparation
Combine water, cranberry juice and Tang® in a large shaker container. Add Vivonex® Elemental Powder; cover tightly and shake for 20 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice, or mix with crushed ice in a blender and serve as a slush.
(Recipe may also be prepared in a blender.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 10 fl oz
Calories: 420, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 355 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Carbohydrates: 86 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 27 g, Protein: 13.5 g
*Tang® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods Global Brands, LLC.

 


Mock Strawberry Daiquiri

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
¾ cup water
2-3 Tbsp sweetened strawberry Kool Aid®* drink mix
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp rum flavoring, optional
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder
1 cup crushed ice

Preparation
Combine water, Kool Aid® mix, lemon juice and rum flavoring in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds. With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Add crushed ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 420, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 335 mg, Sodium: 190 mg, Carbohydrates: 90 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 32 g, Protein: 13.5 g
*Kool Aid® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods Global Brands, LLC.

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Citrus Sea Breeze

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
2 - 3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 - 3 Tbsp lime juice
¼ cup sugar
1 cup club soda
½ cup crushed ice
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine juices, sugar and club soda in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Add crushed ice and blend until smooth.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 440, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 400 mg, Sodium: 200 mg, Carbohydrates: 99 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 38 g, Protein: 13.5 g

 


V-8 Whiz

Makes 1 – 8 fl oz serving

Ingredients
1 cup V-8 juice
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Pour V-8 juice into a large shaker container. Add Vivonex® Elemental Powder; cover tightly and shake for 20 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice.
(Recipe may also be prepared in a blender.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 8 fl oz
Calories: 350, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 785 mg, Sodium: 770 mg, Carbohydrates: 67 g, Dietary Fiber: 2 g, Sugars: 8 g, Protein: 15 g

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Orange Ale

Makes 1 – 8 fl oz serving

Ingredients
½ cup ginger ale
½ cup orange juice
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine orange juice and ginger ale in a large shaker container. Add Vivonex® Elemental Powder; cover tightly and shake for 20 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice.
(Recipe may also be prepared in a blender.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 8 fl oz
Calories: 400, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 540 mg, Sodium: 200 mg, Carbohydrates: 82 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 21 g, Protein: 13.5 g

 


Cranberry Orange Punch

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
¾ cup cranberry juice cocktail
¾ cup orange sherbet
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Pour cranberry juice cocktail into blender. With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Add sherbet and blend on low speed until smooth. Serve immediately over crushed ice.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 560, Fat: 4.5 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 450 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrates: 116 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 50 g, Protein: 15 g

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Sparkling Apricot-Pineapple Punch

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
½ cup apricot nectar
⅓ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
¾ cup ginger ale
2 Tbsp frozen lemon juice or lemonade concentrate
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine apricot nectar, pineapple juice, ginger ale and lemon juice concentrate in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Serve immediately over crushed ice.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 560, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 630 mg, Sodium: 220 mg, Carbohydrates: 120 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 58 g, Protein: 13.5 g

 


Fruit Flavored Tea

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup apple juice
½ cup water
2 Tbsp instant iced tea powder
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine juices, water and ice tea powder in a large shaker container. Add Vivonex® Elemental Powder; cover tightly and shake for 20 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice.
(Recipe may also be prepared in a blender.)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 360, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 640 mg, Sodium: 190 mg, Carbohydrates: 71 g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Sugars: 12 g, Protein: 13.5 g

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Piña Colada

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
1 cup pineapple juice
¼ tsp coconut extract
2 – 3 Tbsp sugar
½ cup crushed ice
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine pineapple juice, coconut extract and sugar in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Add crushed ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories: 520, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Potassium: 660 mg, Sodium: 190 mg, Carbohydrates: 116 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 58 g, Protein: 15 g

 


Orange-Banana Flip

Makes 1 – 12 fl oz serving

Ingredients
¾ cup orange juice
½ cup orange sherbet
1 medium banana
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine orange juice, sherbet, banana, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 12 fl oz
Calories 610, Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Potassium 1140 mg, Sodium 220 mg,
Carbohydrates 128 g, Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 48 g, Protein 17 g

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Raspberry Lemonade / Limeade

Makes 1 – 10 fl oz serving

Ingredients
¾ cup raspberry sherbet
½ cup water, lemonade or limeade
1 Tbsp frozen lemonade or limeade concentrate
1 Tbsp honey or sugar
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine sherbet, water, lemonade or limeade frozen concentrate, honey or sugar, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 10 fl oz
Calories 580, Fat 3.5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Potassium 360 mg, Sodium 230 mg,
Carbohydrates 122 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 59 g, Protein 15 g

 


Sparkling Orange Slush

Makes 1 – 10 fl oz serving

Ingredients
½ cup lemon-lime or orange soda
3 Tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp honey or sugar
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder
1 cup crushed ice

Preparation
Combine soda, orange juice concentrate, and vanilla extract in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds.
Add crushed ice and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 10 fl oz
Calories 430, Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Potassium 390 mg, Sodium 200 mg,
Carbohydrates 91g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 31 g, Protein 13.5 g

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Maple Apple Sipper

Makes 1 – 8 fl oz serving

Ingredients
1 cup water
3 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp apple butter
1 packet Vivonex® Elemental Powder

Preparation
Combine water, maple syrup, and apple butter in a blender. Mix on low speed for 5 seconds.
With the blender on low speed, slowly add Vivonex® Elemental Powder and blend for 10 -15 seconds. Serve immediately over crushed ice.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size: approximately 8 fl oz
Calories 520, Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Potassium 470 mg, Sodium 190 mg,
Carbohydrates 112 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 48 g, Protein 13.5 g

 

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Nutritonal Applications for Vionex Plus Elemental Powder

Severely impaired GI function, which may result from the following conditions:

  • Severe protein, fat malabsorption
  • Transitional feeding
  • Extensive bowel resection
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Select trauma/surgery
  • Early post-operative feeding
  • Intestinal failure
  • Pancreatitis
  • Chylothorax
  • Trophic feeding
  • TPN alternative
  • Dual feeding with TPN

Intended Use:

  • Transitional feeding following TPN,
  • bowel resection,
  • irradiated bowel,
  • malabsorption syndrome,
  • select trauma/surgery,
  • early postoperative feeding,
  • Crohn's disease,
  • GI enterocutaneous fistula, and
  • pancreatic disorders.

 

NOT FOR PARENTERAL USE
USE UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION   

THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY APPROPRIATE FOR USE IN INDIVIDUALS GREATER THAN 3 YEARS OLD.

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