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Impact Advanced Recovery Nutritional Supplement

Impact Advanced Recovery® is a drink with nutrients that boost your immune system. Each 6oz carton provides 18 grams of protein and 200 calories.

Why do I need to drink it?

Drinking this before surgery:

  • Improves nutrition

  • Shortens hospital stays

  • Decreases chances of wound infection

  • Helps the body heal after surgery

How do I drink it?

Drink 3 cartons a day for 5 days before surgery. The clinic will give you 1 case (15 cartons).

Important

  • Drink all 15 of the cartons.

  • You must still drink 3 cartons the day before surgery even if you are taking laxatives.

  • Track when to drink the Impact®. There is a log in this handout. Fill out the dates and mark down each time you drink one.

  • Do not drink Impact® on the day of your surgery. This will cause your surgery to be canceled or delayed.

  • Do not drink if you have an allergy to fish (not shellfish). It contains Omega 3 fatty acids.

  • It tastes better chilled. If you do not like the taste of this drink, add a flavored syrup, powder, extract or make one of the recipes in this handout.

Can I drink Impact® if I have diabetes?

Yes. You still need to drink all 15 cartons. Each carton has 15 grams of carbohydrate.

Flavoring Tips

Try adding flavored syrups, powders or extracts to one 6 fl oz package of Impact Advanced Recovery® Drink.

Syrups

  • 1 Tbsp regular or sugar free chocolate, strawberry, or caramel syrup

  • 2 tsp regular or sugar free flavored syrups (i.e. Irish cream, hazelnut, raspberry, caramel, mint)

  • 2 tsp regular or sugar free liquid coffee creamers

Powders

  • 1-2 Tbsp malt powder (dissolve in a small amount of hot water first)

  • 2 tsp instant coffee powder

  • 1-2 Tbsp Nesquik Chocolate or Strawberry powder

Extracts

  • Try ⅛-¼ tsp orange, raspberry, pineapple, cherry, maple, cinnamon, coconut, banana, almond, or mint

Who to Call

If you have more questions, please contact UW Health at one of the phone numbers listed. You can visit our website at www.uwhealth.org/nutrition.

Nutrition clinics for UW Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and American Family Children’s Hospital (AFCH) can be reached at: (608) 890-5500.

Nutrition clinics for UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) can be reached at: (608) 287-2770.

Recipes for Impact

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Makes 1 serving (about 12 fl oz)

Ingredients

  • 1 – 6 fl oz (176 ml) container Impact Advanced Recovery® Drink Vanilla

  • 2 tsp creamy peanut butter

  • ½ banana, sliced

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Serve right away.

Creamy Hot Cocoa

Makes 1 serving (about 6 fl oz)

Ingredients

  • 1 – .71 oz packet Nestlé Rich Milk Chocolate hot cocoa mix

  • 1 – 6 fl oz (176 ml) container Impact Advanced Recovery® Drink Vanilla

Directions

Pour Impact Advanced Recovery® into a microwave safe container and heat to desired temperature (do not boil). Add hot cocoa mix and stir well.

Lemon Blueberry Cream Smoothie

Makes 1 serving (about 12 fl oz)

Ingredients

  • 1 – 6 fl oz (176 ml) container Impact Advanced Recovery® Drink Vanilla

  • ½ cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (thawed and drained)

  • ¼ cup light, nonfat blueberry yogurt

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Serve right away.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Makes 1 serving (about 12 fl oz)

Ingredients

  • 1 – 6 fl oz (176 ml) container Impact Advanced Recovery® Drink Vanilla

  • ½ cup sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen

  • ½ small banana

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Serve right away.