The Best Nutritional Shakes Whilst Going Through Cancer Treatment

Cancer or cancer treatment can affect your appetite massively. Its important that you maintain calorie and fluid intake during this time. You may even find that you need more calories and protein throughout the course of the illness. You can easily make your own protein shakes and smoothies using fruit, protein powders and different types of milk. However ready-made shakes /juices are available to buy making it easier and more convenient. Make sure you consult a doctor before trying any shakes. The following nutritional shakes are great suggestions to help up your calorie intake easily.


  1. Fortisip Extra

Fortisip Extra is a Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. Fortisip Extra is a high energy (1.6kcal/ml), high protein (20g protein/200ml bottle), ready to drink, milkshake style nutritional supplement, for use in patients with increased nutritional requirements. Fortisip Extra contains 50% of the RNI for vitamins and minerals in one bottle.


  1. Ensure Plus

Ensure Plus is a 1.5 kcal/ml, ready-to-drink, milkshake style oral nutritional supplement for people with, or at risk of developing, disease-related malnutrition. Ensure Plus milkshake style is available in a wide range of flavours. These are banana, chocolate, coffee, fruits of the forest, neutral, peach, raspberry, strawberry and vanilla. Ensure Plus milkshake style is presented in a 200ml bottle with a peel-off seal for pouring.


  1. Nestle Resource Energy

Resource Energy is a 1.5 kcal/ml ready to drink oral nutritional supplement high in energy. It is a nutritionally complete Food for Special Medical Purposes for use under medical supervision. 303 kcal and 11.2g protein per 200ml bottle. Presented in an easy-to-grip, easy-to-open 200ml bottle with straw and re-closeable lid.


All these drinks are available on prescription in the UK. Please ask your doctor if you are wanting to try them. If you want more than your prescription allows, you can buy them from our website.