[4:55 PM] Michelle Dennison-Bunch

Clear Liquid Diet

A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides important electrolytes such as sodium and potassium, and provides some energy at a time when a full diet isn’t possible or recommended.

The following foods ARE ALLOWED in a clear liquid diet:

  • Water (plain, carbonated, or flavored)
  • Fruit juices without pulp such as apple or white grape
  • Fruit-flavored beverages such as lemonade
  • Carbonated drinks including dark sodas (cola and root beer)
  • Gelatin (NO RED, ORANGE, OR PURPLE)
  • Tea or coffee (NO MILK, CREAM, or NON-DAIRY CREAMER)
  • Sports drinks (NO RED, ORANGE, OR PURPLE)
  • Clear, fat-free broth (bouillon or consommé)
  • Honey or sugar
  • Hard candy such as lemon drops or peppermint rounds
  • Ice pops (NO MILK, BITS OF FRUIT), (NO RED, ORANGE, OR PURPLE)
CLEAR LIQUID DIET