What can I drink on the ‘clear fluids’ day of my colonoscopy?
As a rule of thumb, it’s no pulp, no red or purple, no bits, nothing thickened, and no milk!
Sugary drinks can be helpful to provide energy. Here are some suggestions for clear fluids before your colonoscopy. If in doubt, please check with your healthcare provider.
Tea and black coffee without milk or cream
Flavoured water (no red or purple)
Clear, light coloured juices without pulp e.g. apple, white grape, lemonade and whitecranberry
Clear broth including chicken, beef, or strained vegetable, strained miso
Bovril, Oxo, Marmite mixed into weak drinks with hot water
Fizzy drinks sports drinks such Lucozade (light colours only)
Ice lollies without fruit or cream (no red or purple ones)
Jellies without fruit (no red or purple dye)
Boiled sweets (not the red or purple ones)
Herbal teas (not the red or purple ones)
Soup (other than clear broth)
Juice, ice lollies, or gelatins, sweets, jellies, drinks (ANYTHING!) with red or purple dye
Jellies that are red or purple
Drinks or soups thickened with flour or other thickening agents