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The perfect thickened drink

28 July 2022

Is a milkshake the perfect thickened drink?

As you know, dysphagia patients struggle to stay hydrated. There’s lots of reasons for it and one of the main ones is they don’t like the texture of thickened drinks. A glass of juice, a cup of tea or coffee with thickener is strange because it’s not what they expect.

We thought the best way to overcome this was to provide a drink they will easily accept. One they know will be thick – like a milkshake.

Everyone knows milkshakes are thick and your patients expect them to flo slo.

Slõ Milkshakes+ are therefore easily accepted because they are a familiar thickened texture, but safer for your dysphagia patients because they are available at IDDSI Levels 1, 2 and 3.

Having gained acceptance, they will help hydrate your patients. They are made with milk which is 87% water.

Plus they provided much needed nutrition. The + stands for + proteins (min 23g), + calories (399 max) and + vitamins and minerals (25).

Better still, they are enjoyable to drink. The chocolate uses a rich cocoa powder, the strawberry – real strawberry and banana – real banana. They are not too sweet, don’t have a metallic aftertaste and taste fresh, rich and creamy made with whole milk from the fridge.

So could a Slõ Milkshake+ be a perfect drink for dysphagia? It’s an acceptable texture, hydrates, provides nutrition and actually tastes good?

If you would like to see what your patients think, you can prescribe Slõ Milkshakes+ and obtain the all the information you need including PIP Codes by scanning the QR code above or going to https://www.slodrinks.com/clinicians-library/

Scroll down to the Slo Milkshakes+ Data Sheet Button or, if you would like to order a sample first, using the same link scroll down to the Sample Request Button and enter your patient’s details on the encrypted online form.

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