Diabetes-Friendly Beverages

Sep 19, 2017

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothies

By |2017-09-19T14:56:47+00:00Updated: September 19th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 4 medium size kiwi, peeled, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful or 12 packets of Equal sweetener
  • 2 cups frozen unsweetened whole strawberries

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients except strawberries in blender or food processor; cover. Process until smooth.
  2. Add strawberries, and process until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately in tall glasses.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 milk, 1 1/2 […]

Sep 18, 2017

Pineapple Julius

By |2017-09-18T13:27:19+00:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 or 6 ice cubes, crushed

Directions

  1. Crush ice. Combine all ingredients in a container with a tight lid. Shake until blended.
  2. Serve at once in a glass.

Food Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 cup skim milk

Sep 18, 2017

Orange Lemonade

By |2017-09-18T11:06:49+00:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 to 5 lemons)
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (3 to 4 oranges)
  • 12 packets Equal® sweetener or 3 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes
  • 3 cups water
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: Lemon slices
  • Optional: Mint sprigs

Directions

  1. In a large pitcher combine juices and Equal®; stir to dissolve. Stir in water. Cover and chill. Serve over ice.
  2. Garnish […]
Sep 15, 2017

Minted Raspberries

By |2017-09-15T10:46:21+00:00Updated: September 15th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 4 (half pints) fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granular
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8 mint leaves

Directions

  1. Mash half of the raspberries with a fork or puree briefly in a food processor or blender.
  2. Strain raspberries through a fine strainer or sieve into a mixing bowl to remove seeds.
  3. Chop (or julienne) mint leaves finely.
  4. Add SPLENDA® […]
Sep 15, 2017

Lime Cooler

By |2017-09-15T09:52:45+00:00Updated: September 15th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (6-oz) frozen limeade (or 3/4 cup freshly squeezed limeade)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 6 cups chilled club soda
  • 1 cup pineapple, sliced

Directions

  1. Mix Limeade, water lemon juice, club soda and pineapple until well blended.
  2. Serve Chilled.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.

Sep 14, 2017

Instant Cocoa Mix

By |2017-09-14T14:49:25+00:00Updated: September 14th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup lower-fat powdered nondairy creamer
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 10 packets Equal® sweetener or 1 tablespoon Equal® for Recipes
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Coca Mix Directions

  1. For cocoa mix, stir together milk powder, nondairy creamer, cocoa powder, Equal® and, if desired, cinnamon.
  2. Cover and store in an airtight container.
  3. For each serving, in a […]
Aug 31, 2017

Iced Orange Cappuccino

By |2017-08-31T14:03:35+00:00Updated: August 31st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Cappuccino can be frozen in ice cube trays; the cubes can be used with cappuccino so it will not be diluted. Also, the ice cubes can be processed in a blender or food processor to make cappuccino slush.

Ingredients

  • Zest from 1 medium orange, cut into ½-inch strips
  • 7 1/2 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups drip grind espresso coffee
  • 3 […]
Aug 31, 2017

Hot Spiced Tomato Juice

By |2017-08-31T13:57:53+00:00Updated: August 31st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Vegetables|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 46-ounce can low-sodium tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 drops Tabasco sauce

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat. Pour the hot juice into mugs.
  2. Serve immediately.

Food Exchanges: 1 serving is free.

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Aug 31, 2017

Hot Cocoa

By |2017-08-31T13:51:17+00:00Updated: August 31st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 packet artificial sweetener

Directions

  1. Heat skim milk. Stir in cocoa and artificial sweetener.
  2. Serve immediately.

Food Exchanges: 1 skim milk.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Aug 31, 2017

Hit the Spot Lemon Water

By |2017-08-31T13:16:23+00:00Updated: August 31st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 4 lemons, sliced
  • 1½ cups firmly packed fresh mint or basil leaves
  • 6 to 8 cups bottled water or tap water
  • 6 to 8 cups ice cubes
  • Fresh mint or basil sprigs

Directions

  1. Place lemon slices in a large pitcher.
  2. Carefully rub the 1 1/2 cups mint leaves between the palms of your hands to slightly bruise the leaves. Add to the […]
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