Diabetes-Friendly Beverages

Aug 25, 2017

Fresh Limeade

By |2017-08-25T11:30:15-04:00Updated: August 25th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Limeade can be frozen in ice cube trays. The cubes can be used with the limeade so it will not be diluted. Also, the ice cubes can be processed in a blender or food processor to make a delicious lime slush.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups Equal® […]
Aug 23, 2017

Easy Holiday Eggnog

By |2017-08-23T14:03:43-04:00Updated: August 23rd, 2017|Beverages, Desserts, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

Egg Nog

  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful (or 12 packets of Equal sweetener)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rum extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 quart 2% milk
  • 1 cup frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)

Directions

  1. Whisk together egg substitute, Equal and extracts. Stir in milk. Whisk in whipped topping until […]
Aug 21, 2017

Cranberry Punch

By |2017-08-21T13:04:59-04:00Updated: August 21st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 quart low calorie cranberry juice
  • 1 quart sugar-free ginger ale

Directions

  1. Mix together cranberry juice and ginger ale until thoroughly combined.
  2. Let punch chill in refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours or serve immediately.

Food exchanges: 1 serving is free.

Aug 21, 2017

Cran-Raspberry Tea

By |2017-08-21T11:23:35-04:00Updated: August 21st, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 raspberry tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail

Directions

  1. Pour boiling water over tea bags, steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard tea bags, let cool.
  2. Stir in cranberry juice.
  3. Serve over ice.

Food exchanges: 1/2 Fruit.

Aug 18, 2017

Cinnamon Cafe Au Lait

By |2017-08-18T14:37:02-04:00Updated: August 18th, 2017|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 packet artificial sweetener
  • 1 cup hot coffee (or as much as desired)

Directions

  1. Heat milk in a saucepan over low heat until very warm.
  2. Stir in hot coffee.
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve immediately.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Skim Milk

Jul 20, 2016

Simple Strawberry Smoothie

By |2017-01-06T10:14:08-04:00Updated: July 20th, 2016|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen, unsweetened strawberries, whole
  • 1 cup plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup lite cranberry juice
  • 1/4 cup Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine frozen strawberries, yogurt, cranberry juice and splenda and blend until smooth.
  2. Poor smoothie in 3 glasses and serve immediately

Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit

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Dec 8, 2009

Champagne Imposter- Simple and Easy

By |2017-01-06T10:19:03-04:00Updated: December 8th, 2009|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chilled, unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup club soda
  • 1 Champagne or Wine Glass

Directions

  1. Chill champagne or wine glass.
  2. Add Apple juice, lemon juice, and club soda to glass and Mix.
  3. Serve Immediately.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit

Nov 12, 2009

Deliciously Fresh and Simple Blueberry Smoothie

By |2017-01-06T10:20:15-04:00Updated: November 12th, 2009|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chilled skim milk or plain lowfat greek yogurt
  • 1 packet of artificial sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries Fresh or if you prefer a “frosty” drink add Frozen Blueberries

Directions

  1. Combine 1/2 cup milk or yogurt, 1 packet sweetener, 1/2 tsp vanilla and blueberries in blender. Blend until thick and creamy.

Food Exchanges: 1 1/2 Fruit, 1 Skim […]

Jul 25, 2009

Blackberry Twist Lemonade

By |2017-01-06T10:21:54-04:00Updated: July 25th, 2009|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blackberries or unsweetened frozen blackberries, thawed
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup Splenda No Calorie Swetener, Granulated
  • 4 cups cold water

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine blackberries, lemon juice, and Splenda in a blender.
  2. Process mixture until smooth.
  3. Press mixture through a sieve into a pitcher and discard solids.
  4. Stir in water and Serve over ice.

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit

Jun 20, 2009

Banana Raspberry Smoothie

By |2017-01-06T10:26:43-04:00Updated: June 20th, 2009|Beverages, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments

Ingredients

    Banana Raspberry Smoothie

  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened frozen raspberries
  • 5 packets Splenda No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk

Directions

  1. Place banana in freezer for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.
  2. Slice banana and put banana, raspberries Splenda and milk in a blender. Blend until smooth
  3. Serve immediately in 2 tall […]
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