Clear Liquid Diet

 This diet provides fluids that leaves little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is adequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed. No red or purple liquids should be consumed! 

Food GroupFoods AllowedFoods to Avoid
Milk & Beverages No bright red or dark purple liquidsCoffee, tea (decaffeinated or regular), carbonated beverages, fruit flavored drinksMilk, milk drinks
Meats & Meat substitutesNONEALL
Fruits & Fruit juicesStrained fruit juices: apple, white grape, lemonade, Gatorade, crystal light, soda, water, ice teaAll fruit and fruit juices with unstrained fruit
Grains & StarchesNONEALL
Soups (no noodles, rice, veggies, meat)Clear broth, consomméAll others
DessertsClear flavored gelatin, popsicles, Italian ices (no bright reds or dark purple flavors)All others
MiscellaneousSugar, honey, syrup, clear hard candy, saltAll others