Home Made Diabetic Meal Replacement Drink Recipe
Want a less expensive
way to get lots of nutrition in a diabetic smoothie?
Now you don't have to pay for a drink from a restaurant or
store and...this version is healthier!
Here are the basic
ingredients for a diabetic meal replacement drink with some
options (can you think of more variations?).
Basic Diabetic Smoothie
Put the following
ingredients in your blender:
- 8 ounces (1 cup) non-fat milk, non fat unsweetened yogurt,
soymilk, almond milk or other low glycemic milk alternative (use a low or
non-fat milk alternative)
- 1 scoop plain unsweetened whey protein (or 2 heaping
- 1/2 cup any berries including blueberries,
strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries
(berries can be fresh or frozen)
- 1 tbsp. flax oil (buy at health food store)
- 2 or 3 ice cubes (optional)
- No-cal or low-cal sweetener (stevia
xylitol recommended), to taste
Blend on high speed in your blender until smooth.
diabetic meal replacement beverage
There are several
things you can add or change to create various flavors for
your diabetic drink. Here are some ideas.
If you omit the berries you could add 1 or
2 tbsps of almond, peanut or cashew butter or 1 tbsp cocoa
powder (unsweetened) or more to taste, vanilla extract or
You could also add
some additional fiber if you wanted such as a teaspoon of
psyllium powder or 1/2 tsp of pectin. Another good fiber
choice is ground flax seed (1 teaspoon or more). Extra
fiber is good for diabetics because it helps to lower the
amount of glucose reaching the blood all at once.
Play around with these
ideas to see what you like best or just to get some variety
in your meals. There is some scientific evidence that whey protein may
help to moderate blood glucose levels.