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I am looking for recipes or ideas on some diabetic friendly (low carb) fruit smoothie drinks or other healthy blended drinks. I would want to use these drinks for a snack or as part of a breakfast. Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.
 

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I Love Smoothies

Sliced ripe medium banana-------------1
Frozen mixed berries------------------------1 1/2 cups(375 ml.)
Soy milk--------------------------------------1/2 cup(125ml)
Fresh mint leaves----------------------------6
Flaxseed(ground)----------------------------1 tablespoon(15 ml.)

Blend all 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Makes 1 3/4 cups(425 ml.). Serves 2.

1 serving:

152 calories
1.9 total fat
0 ml. cholesterol
31 g. carbohydrate
7 g. fibre
5 g. protein
34 ml. sodium

*Some carbs., of course, are necessary for energy.
 

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I Love Smoothies

Sliced ripe medium banana-------------1
Frozen mixed berries------------------------1 1/2 cups(375 ml.)
Soy milk--------------------------------------1/2 cup(125ml)
Fresh mint leaves----------------------------6
Flaxseed(ground)----------------------------1 tablespoon(15 ml.)

Blend all 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor.

Makes 1 3/4 cups(425 ml.). Serves 2.

1 serving:

152 calories
1.9 total fat
0 ml. cholesterol
31 g. carbohydrate
7 g. fibre
5 g. protein
34 ml. sodium

*Some carbs., of course, are necessary for energy.
Good receipt you must be a nutritionist
 
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I am looking for recipes or ideas on some diabetic friendly (low carb) fruit smoothie drinks or other healthy blended drinks. I would want to use these drinks for a snack or as part of a breakfast. Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.
I found this on another site.

Low Fat Raspberry Smoothies


Source: dLife

Yogurt, raspberries and crushed ice.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97.5
Total Carbs 22.2g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 9.5g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Unsaturated Fat 0g
Potassium 0mg
Protein 6.8g
Sodium 90mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fruit, 1 Milk, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate

Ingredients
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 1/2 cup Raspberries, fresh (or frozen)
1 tbsp honey
2 Sweetener, granular, packet (or equivalent to 4 teaspoons sugar)
5 ice cubes , crushed (1 cupful)

Directions
1 Crush 1 cup ice.
2 In a food processor or blender place all ingredients and process until smooth, then as needed scrape down the sides and serve immediately.
 
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I am looking for recipes or ideas on some diabetic friendly (low carb) fruit smoothie drinks or other healthy blended drinks. I would want to use these drinks for a snack or as part of a breakfast. Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.
Here's another one:


Fruit Smoothies


Source: dLife

A refreshing flavor of fruits for a hot day.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120.7
Total Carbs 28.5g
Dietary Fiber 2.1g
Sugars 14.7g
Total Fat 0.3g
Saturated Fat 0.1g
Unsaturated Fat 0.2g
Potassium 244.3mg
Protein 6.1g
Sodium 68.4mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 1/4 Fruit, 1/2 Milk

Ingredients
16 oz plain nonfat yogurt
2 small bananas
1 cup fresh sliced strawberries
1 cup Raspberries, fresh , and/or blueberries, blackberries, fresh or frozen

Directions
1 Using a blender, combine yogurt, bananas, and berries, cover and blend until smooth.

Additional Information
If using frozen strawberries, choose unsweetened berries. Sweetened frozen strawberries have as much as four times the amount of sugar per serving.
 

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Thanks John. Those sound Good. The more the merrier. I wonder if they make one with coffee??? :eek: ;)


Hi again Grassci. No I'm not. But Thanks. :)
 
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Thanks John. Those sound Good. The more the merrier. I wonder if they make one with coffee??? :eek: ;)


Hi again Grassci. No I'm not. But Thanks. :)
Here's one:

Wake-Up Smoothie


Source: dLife

A creamy vanilla coffee smoothie ready in minutes.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 135.4
Total Carbs 15.6g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 15.3g
Total Fat 2.3g
Saturated Fat 1.5g
Unsaturated Fat 0.8g
Potassium 0mg
Protein 10.5g
Sodium 163.8mg
Dietary Exchanges
1/2 Fat, 1/4 Milk, 1 Other Carbohydrate

Ingredients
6 oz lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup fat free milk
6 oz ice cubes (about 1/3 cup)
1 tsp instant coffee granules
 
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Thanks John. Those sound Good. The more the merrier. I wonder if they make one with coffee??? :eek: ;)


Hi again Grassci. No I'm not. But Thanks. :)
Here's another one, but it's kind of high in the carb. department:

Mocha Frappuccino Smoothie


Source: dLife

A thick and frosty smoothie flavored with chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

Rating: (1)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188.1
Total Carbs 31.2g
Dietary Fiber 0.9g
Sugars 8.8g
Total Fat 4.8g
Saturated Fat 2.6g
Unsaturated Fat 2.2g
Potassium 152.1mg
Protein 6.6g
Sodium 132.5mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Fat, 1/2 Milk, 2 Other Carbohydrate

Ingredients
3 cup fat free milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar free, fat free chocolate syrup
2 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 quart light vanilla ice cream, no sugar added

Directions
1 Put the milk, water, chocolate syrup, coffee, and vanilla extract into a blender and pulse until well blended.
2 Transfer half of the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
3 Put half of the ice cream into the blender with the remaining half of the chocolate mixture and pulse until it becomes a smooth consistency. Transfer this entire mixture into a pitcher.
4 Pour the reserved chocolate mixture back into the blender and add the remaining ice cream. Blend until it becomes a smooth consistency and then add to the pitcher.
 

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Okay, the coffee smoothies, I will be trying for sure especially on one of those hot mornings when a hot coffee doesn't fit the job. We haven't had instant coffee in the house for years. Maybe some really thick perked will suffice instead. ;) Worth a try. They look Good for an occasional quick pick-me-up/meal. I always check to see what new foods/beverages do to my blood sugar also. Thanks John.
 
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I am looking for recipes or ideas on some diabetic friendly (low carb) fruit smoothie drinks or other healthy blended drinks. I would want to use these drinks for a snack or as part of a breakfast. Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.
I got this one from splenda:


Peach Melba Smoothie Serves: 1
Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Ingredients
1 packet SPLENDA® Flavors for Coffee, French Vanilla
1/2 cup peeled, chopped fresh peach
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1/4 cup ice
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
Directions
1 Blend all ingredients except raspberries together in a blender until well mixed.
2 Pour 3/4 of the smoothie mixture into a tall glass. Return blender jar with remaining smoothie to blender. Add raspberries. Blend until smooth. Pour over smoothie in the glass. Serve immediately.
Submitted by: Maker of SPLENDA® Sweetener Products
Nutrition Info (per serving)
Calories 100 | Calories from Fat 0 | Fat 0g (sat 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 100mg | Carbohydrate 19g | Fiber 1g | Sugar 16g | Protein 7g
Notes
Serving Size: 1 (10 fl oz) drink
 

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Thanks, John. Many good recipes there. I'm going to be getting the blender whirring soon. I also happened up that dLife website while googling for recipes. What a great website. I bookmarked it so I could go back to it. Lots of good info there. Thank you.
 

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Every morning I have a smoothie for breakfast. I have tried several recipes and I'm very happy with them :)
 

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Every morning I have a smoothie for breakfast. I have tried several recipes and I'm very happy with them :)
All right! You can't just tell me you have a smoothie every morning for breakfast and not tell me what you put in them. I want to make smoothies but I am afraid of the carb content. You are the recipe goddess, you must share!

So far this one sounds the best to me and very low carb, too. I'll be whipping it up soon!
http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/Orange-Smoothie/r5109.html
 

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All right! You can't just tell me you have a smoothie every morning for breakfast and not tell me what you put in them. I want to make smoothies but I am afraid of the carb content. You are the recipe goddess, you must share!

So far this one sounds the best to me and very low carb, too. I'll be whipping it up soon!
Diabetic Recipes | Orange Smoothie
That is a very nice recipe!

My experience with smoothies is, that they do contain a lot of carbs. But to me, I need not as much insulin for 60 gr carbs from smoothies than 60 gr carbs from bread. So I prefer smoothies over bread for breakfast.
In fact, I bolus for the smoothies and put my pump temporarily on 0% delivery for 3 hours and that works perfect for me!

I will post some smoothie recipes, if you are interested, although they contain quite some carbs.
 

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hello, I have been using Easy Diabetic Recipes - Quick, Delicious, and Free RecipesI find the recipes are easy to make and taste good.

They have a smoothie page
I hope this helps!
 

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I am looking for recipes or ideas on some diabetic friendly (low carb) fruit smoothie drinks or other healthy blended drinks. I would want to use these drinks for a snack or as part of a breakfast. Thank you for any ideas or suggestions.
i made one today =-CARROT ORANGE BANANA SMOOTHIE

1 CUP BOILED SLICED CARROTS===LET COOL
1 CUP ORANGE JUICE
1 BANANA
1.5 CUPS ICE CUBES
1 TSP SLIVERED ORANGE PEEL

BOIL CARROTS AND LET COOL
ADD CARROTS, ORANGE JUICE, ORANGE PEEL AND BANANA TO BLENDER
PULSE TO PUREE
THEN ADD ICE CUBES AND ENJOY
VERY FILLING AND DELICIOUS
 
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