Braces-Friendly Summer Snacks

With summer just a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking of all the yummy braces-friendly snacks you can make this summer! Dr. Truman cares about the well-being of your teeth and wants you to know you can still enjoy tasty foods even after getting your braces on! We’ve gathered three delicious and easy recipes that are soft enough to eat with your braces and taste good too! These tasty treats are sure to spice up your summer!

Homemade Hummus

Due to its creamy texture, hummus is a great braces-friendly snack that won’t damage your brackets and wires. Be sure that you choose something soft to dip in it, like a soft pretzel, cucumber slices, or pita. Hummus is typically served cold or room temp making it the perfect snack to escape the Vegas summer heat. It’s super easy to make too!

What You’ll Need:

• 1 can of garbanzo beans (15 ml)

• 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

• 2 tablespoons tahini

• 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon for serving

• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

• 3 tablespoons reserved chickpea water

• Sprinkle of paprika for serving

How To Make It:

1. Drain chickpeas, reserving at least 3 tablespoons for hummus.

2. In a food processor combine all ingredients and process, stopping every 30 seconds to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

3. Continue this process until you achieve your desired texture. If you want a smoother texture add a little more olive oil.

4. Garnish with olive oil and paprika. Serve with any braces-friendly dipping food.

Energy Boost Fruit Smoothie

This delicious fruit smoothie is a great summer snack because it’s refreshing, full of fruit and is super easy to make. The blended texture will be easy on your braces and your taste buds will be sure to thank you. Switch up the ingredients and experiment with different fruits or even try adding yogurt. You can never go wrong with a fruit smoothie, especially when it’s summertime!

What You’ll Need:

• 1 cup of pineapple, peeled and chopped

• 1 medium orange, peeled

• 1 cup raspberries

• 1 medium banana, peeled

• 1 cup almond milk (or any milk you prefer)

• 1 cup crushed ice

How To Make It:

Place all ingredients into the blender and blend on medium/high until it reaches your desired consistency. Pour into glasses and enjoy!

Contact Your Local Las Vegas Orthodontist

If you’re in need of Las Vegas Invisalign, clear braces, or any other services we offer, call us at (702) 500-1112 and we’ll be happy to assist you. We’re also happy to answer any questions regarding other braces-friendly foods and we encourage you to share your recipes with us! The team at Truman Orthodontics wishes you a great summer and we look forward to hearing from you!

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