It’s called Liquid Hope, made by Functional Formularies, but maybe it should be called Liquid Love. Robin Gentry McGee, the company’s founder, created the product – an organic whole food meal replacement – as a labor of love for her father, who had a traumatic physical injury. Until then, Robin (like most of us) had no idea that what usually goes down for hospital nutrition is anything but. Then she woke up.
Sadly, today, the standard liquid nutrition in most US medical institutions includes all sorts of things we sure wouldn’t eat even when we’re healthy and our bodies are strong, ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and synthetic vitamins. Definitely not food for convalescing. Ditto with over-the-counter “nutritional” products which increasing numbers of adults are turning to, especially products aimed at the geriatric crowd.
These products usually contain things like sugar, corn maltodextrin, soy oil, soy protein isolate, and canola oil (all the top genetically modified crops, meaning exposed to extra pesticides at a minimum). Add some Natural & Artificial Flavor, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Citrate, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Choline Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Salt, Cellulose Gum, Monoglycerides, Soy Lecithin, Carrageenan, Potassium Hydroxide, Ferric Orthophosphate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Zinc Sulfate, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Cupric Sulfate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Thiamine Chloride Hydrochloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, and more straight from your chemistry book, and you’ve got yourself a meal (or not).
Liquid Hope, by contrast, is made from delicious, organic ingredients that are nutritious whole foods, including chick peas, brown rice, carrots, green peas, sprouted quinoa, sweet potato, miso, almond butter, kale, garlic and herbs. Which would you rather eat and give to your loved ones? Which is likely to create real health with ingredients our bodies know how to use?
Watch as Robin talks about how she began filling a much-needed hole in our health care options. Yes, there are still many deep holes to fill with our healthcare system, but this product is a beautiful start.
Oh, and yes, we tried it and it does indeed taste like a rich soup. No wonder folks use it in smoothies. Thanks for a compassionate health-giving product!