To thin out my blender feeds (I live on a somach tube) so that they're not so thick I can't push them through the tube, and also to ensure adequate water intake, I've been adding a cup or two of plain water when I blend up my meals. But I've heard from some people that should never do this, as it dilutes things too much and interferes with proper digestion of the nutrients and can even cause my body to flush out the feeds without sufficient absorption. I was told by someone with a tubefed child that I should always thin out the feeds with broth, juice, milk substitutes, or even tea, but never plain water.
I'd thought of using leftover broth from when I make veggie soup for my sibs (cooked, neither of them are raw), but wonder if this would have any adverse effect? It's not a cooked *food* per se. I realize the enzymes/nutrients in it may be dead or whatnot, but isthere anything actually deranged or toxic in homemade veggie stock/broth?
As for milk substitutes, I don't want to jack my fat content by thinning stuff out with 2c of hemp milk or anything every time, and besides I have to check the ingredient label first because I'm allergic to corn and don't know what additives Hemp Bliss may have. I would never use almond breeze, too many additives and very unraw. Rice milk wouldn't jack the fat content, but it's not raw and I don't know if it would be bad for me.
I thought maybe get some organic cranberry juice or apple cider, although they're not raw?
I don't want to spend the time making juice in the blender and straining it and having it sit in the fridge and oxidize just so I can add it back into my blender meals, it would be time consuming and I don't know how cost-efficient it would be, either.
Although I thought of maybe making something like date milk, because it won't affect fat intake, it's raw, and I don't think I'll have the same problems with worrying about oxidization compared to say an apple or an orange.