If your appetite is suppressed, if you need to build up muscle, if you need to put weight on, or if you are worried about insufficient protein.
4ozs (100g) plain tofu (silken tofu makes a smoother drink)
1 pink (500ml, generous 2 cups) soya milk
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
1 tablespoon slippery elm powder
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
Whizz together in a goblet blender or food processor until smooth and creamy
If you have difficult drinking from a glass, use a teaspoon and eat it from a small bowl like dessert, or add more soya milk to thin it and use a pretty straw.
Try any of these additions or flavour variations
2 tablespoons ground almonds
2 tablespoons cooked brown rice/millet/oats
Any fresh fruit – try mangoes for a real treat
Soaked or cooked dried fruits
1 teaspoon honey or concentrated apple juice
1 tablespoon organic, sugar-free preserves
THANKS TO DR ROSY DANIEL, WHO HAS GENEROUSLY SHARED THE CANCER LIFELINE RECIPES WITH US. THIS RECIPE IS FOR THE TOUGH TIMES, FOR USE WHEN YOU ARE VERY ILL, DURING TREATMENT, WHILE THE APPETITE IS POOR AND THE WEIGHT LOW.