Full Liquid Diet


This diet is for individuals who cannot tolerate solid foods, or who are transitioning from a clear liquid diet toward a solid food diet. The diet is meant to be temporary, and should be increased as tolerated to a regular diet and should not be tried without physician supervision. 

What is considered a liquid? 


  • Fruit and vegetable juice 
  • Broth, bouillon, consume 
  • Cream soup or strained soup 
  • Cream of wheat or cream of rice thinned with milk 
  • Milk, buttermilk, eggnog, milkshakes 
  • Yogurt (plain or vanilla) 
  • Custard 
  • Cheese sauce 
  • Butter 
  • Cream 
  • Oil 
  • Coffee and tea 
  • Soda 
  • Kool-Aid, Gatorade, lemonade 
  • Jell-O 
  • Ice cream 
  • Sorbet, sherbet 
  • Pudding 
  • Honey, syrup, sugar, hard candies 
  • Jelly 
  • Popsicles 
  • Liquid nutritional supplement such as Boost, Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, or Glucerna 


Sample Menu: 

Full Liquid Diet

Fortified cereal recipe

Serving size: 8 oz portion, Calories: 450, Protein: 20 grams
Use cream of wheat or rice cereal. Boil water according to recipe.
Add ¾ C nonfat dry milk to the boiling water for each serving of cereal needed. Finish cooking cereal according to package instructions, and add 1 Tbsp of butter and brown sugar.

Your healthcare provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your health. To find a physician near you, please see our locations page. To schedule an appointment with our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, call 602-422-9800 or request an appointment.

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