Clear Liquid Diet

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

Food Group Foods Allowed Foods to Avoid
Milk and beverage
No red or purple drinks!
Tea (decaffeinated or regular), carbonated beverages, fruit flavored drinks Milk, milk drinks
Meats & meat substitutes None All
Vegetables None All
Fruits & fruit juices Strained fruit juices: apple, white grape, lemonade
Coconut water
Fruit juices with unstrained fruit
Grains & starches None All
Soups Clear Broth, consomme All others
Desserts Clear flavored gelatin,
Popsicles (no red or purple flavors)
All others
Fats None All
Miscellaneous Sugar, honey, syrup, clear hard candy, salt All others
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
4 oz. White grape juice 4 oz. Apple juice 4 oz. Lemonade
6 oz. Clear broth 6 oz. Clear broth 6 oz. Clear broth
Jell-O®* Jell-O®* Jell-O®*
Tea Tea Tea

*Plain only, no fruit or toppings