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7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

7 Easy Breakfast Ideas For Type 2 Diabetes

Cooking with less fat by using nonstick pans and cooking sprays and avoiding fat- and sugar-laden coffee drinks will help ensure that you're eating a healthy breakfast. For many people, breakfast is the most neglected meal of the day. But if you have type 2 diabetes, breakfast is a must, and it can have real benefits. “The body really needs the nutrients that breakfast provides to literally ‘break the fast’ that results during sleeping hours,” says Kelly Kennedy, MS, RD, an Everyday Health dietitian. “Having a source of healthy carbohydrates along with protein and fiber is the perfect way to start the morning.” Eating foods at breakfast that have a low glycemic index may help prevent a spike in blood sugar all morning long — and even after lunch. Eating peanut butter or almond butter at breakfast, for example, will keep you feeling full, thanks to the combination of protein and fat, according to the American Diabetes Association. And a good breakfast helps kick-start your morning metabolism and keeps your energy up throughout the day. Pressed for time? You don't have to create an elaborate spread. Here are seven diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas to help you stay healthy and get on with your day. 1. Breakfast Shake For a meal in a minute, blend one cup of fat-free milk or plain nonfat yogurt with one-half cup of fruit, such as strawberries, bananas, or blueberries. Add one teaspoon of wheat germ, a teaspoon of nuts, and ice and blend for a tasty, filling, and healthy breakfast. Time saver: Measure everything out the night before. 2. Muffin Parfait Halve a whole grain or other high-fiber muffin (aim for one with 30 grams of carbohydrates and at least 3 grams of fiber), cover with berries, and top with a dollop of low- or nonfat yogurt for a fast and easy bre Continue reading >>

Banana-oat Smoothie

Banana-oat Smoothie

Recipe photo courtesy of John Kernick Get a healthy start with lean protein from milk and yogurt, plus fiber from oats and banana. 1. In a blender, combine oats, yogurt, banana, fat-free milk, honey, and cinnamon; puree until smooth. Serve immediately. Very tasty breakfast in a glass! I made it with 2% milk and plain Greek non-fat yogurt. You'd never know it was a healthy drink. Delicious, and two big health bonuses! My recipe:1/4 cup Uncooked oatmeal1/4 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)1/4 cup Low-fat plain greek yogurt1 Egg1/2 Banana2 Ice cubes250 Calories, 7g Fat, 4g Fiber, 7g Sugar, 16g ProteinDelicious and healthy! (Makes 1 serving) Made for the first time today and loved it! Like other reviewers I used FROZEN banana, and I also added a handful of almonds. So yummy! I use the myfitnesspal app and I entered all the ingredients in this and got 357 calories for this recipe. Keep in mind though that nothing in this recipe has any empty calories! I made this one this morning. It tasted great, but I would add frozen banana chunks because the drink was not cold enough for me. I tried it and it's delicious! But I cooked the oatmeal and I was wondering if you did that too or it was unbacked? I made one this morning using the recipe with uncooked oats. I liked it but it was too much for me to finish. I added 5 ice cubes because I like my smoothies cold and I usually use frozen fruit. We didn't have plain yogurt so I used vanilla yogurt and vanilla soymilk in place of the milk. I omitted the honey. It cam out creamy, refreshing, and delicious! This smoothie is a great pick me-up or breakfast. It is filling! I love this smoothie and often have it for breakfast. I am in the UK and keep meaning to convert the measurements but luckily I have a trusty measuring device that can measur Continue reading >>

8 Best Smoothies For People With Diabetes

8 Best Smoothies For People With Diabetes

Are smoothies good for diabetes? That depends. If it’s the 32 ounce variety from a smoothie chain with a drive-through, probably not. If you make it at home in your blender, is it then good for diabetes? That depends also. The ingredients that you put in it, specifically the amount of sugar and balance of protein and “good” fats, and the portion size matter. For diabetes, you should be counting your carbohydrates. You should know what a good size smoothie is for you. If you wonder what kinds of things you should put in it to make it healthier and delicious, you have come to the right place. We will help you to make nutritional sense of it all. I enjoy collecting healthy recipes for my patients with diabetes, and for my family. I have compiled a list of the best and healthiest smoothie recipes that I can find on the internet. It is almost fall, and time for Halloween! Autumn is one of my favorite seasons, and the first two smoothies on my list are made to gather the spices of fall into one. If your friends are heading out for a Pumpkin Pie Latte, why not make your own healthier smoothie and invite them to try it? First, let’s see what Brenda’s been drinking. What kind of smoothie did Brenda have? Brenda came into clinic. She was proud of herself because she was drinking smoothies. She had heard they were healthy. Her A1C was still a 9. Her fasting blood sugar was 197 mg/dl. “What kind of things do you put in your smoothie, Brenda,” I said. “Well I put a banana in, and a half cup of blueberries since they’re in season,” she said. “I have to put a few spoons of sugar in cause the blueberries are a little tart, a little early. You know, I put in some honey from the bee keeper down the road. “Oh, ok,” I said, thinking. “Is your glass this big? (I Continue reading >>

7 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For People With Diabetes

7 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For People With Diabetes

Juice-bar smoothies are big calorie and carbohydrate bombs, which can be a problem for people with diabetes. That's why we asked Jackie Mills, MS, RD, author of 1,000 Diabetes Recipes, The Big Book of Diabetic Desserts, and other cookbooks, to develop these seven smoothie recipes. "The portion sizes of these drinks are smaller than you'll get at your… Combine all ingredients in a blender. Purée until smooth. Serves 2. 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 1/4 cup slivered almonds 2 tablespoons wheat germ 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or skim milk 2 teaspoons honey 1 cup ice cubes Combine all ingredients in a blender. Purée until smooth. Serves 2. 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed (8 ounces) 1/2 medium banana, sliced 1/2 cup soft tofu (about 4 ounces) 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 2 tablespoons skim milk 2 teaspoons honey 1 cup ice cubes Combine all except ice cubes in a blender; purée. Add ice cubes; purée. Serves 2. 1 small apple, cored and chopped 2 packed cups baby spinach (2 ounces) 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt 1/3 cup unsweetened apple juice or orange juice 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 cup … Combine all ingredients in a blender. Purée until smooth. Serves 2. 1 (6-ounce) container fresh raspberries (about 1-1/2 cups) 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese 2 pitted dates 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats 1 teaspoon honey Pinch ground cinnamon 1 cup ice cubes Combine all except ice cubes in a blender; purée. Add ice cubes; purée. Serves 2. 1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries, trimmed (8 ounces) 6 large fresh curly kale leaves, stems removed 1/2 cup cold water 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 teaspoons grated fresh peeled ginger 2 teaspoons honey 1 cup ice cubes more from this guide You know tha Continue reading >>

Smoothies For Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

Smoothies For Diabetes And High Blood Pressure

The smoothie is a popular drink that has been gaining a lot of traction lately. Everyone is into the smoothie craze. There are smoothies for weight loss, and there are smoothies for detoxification. There are even smoothies for diabetes and smoothies for high blood pressure. What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where the amount of sugar in your blood is too high. This happens because of two things. First, your body either does not respond to insulin. Or second, your body can’t produce insulin. Insulin is responsible for turning sugar into food for your body’s cells. There are two types of diabetes. First is type 1, where your body cannot produce insulin. Type 2 diabetes is when your body can’t use insulin or can’t produce the right amount of insulin your body needs. What Is High Blood Pressure? This condition is also known as hypertension. It is known as the “silent killer.” This is because it has no obvious symptoms. Many people are not aware if they have it. High blood pressure means your blood is pumping through your heart and blood vessels with too much force. Relationship between Diabetes and High Blood Pressure It is not known why there is a connection between the two diseases. However, it is widely assumed that obesity, inactivity, and a high-fat and high-sodium diet lead to both conditions. Around 25 percent of people with type 1 diabetes have high blood pressure. In addition, 80 percent of people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have high blood pressure. People with diabetes have to constantly monitor their blood pressure. Luckily, even if you have the two conditions, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Here are smoothies for diabetes and high blood pressure you can try for yourselves. Smoothies for Diabetes Smoothies for diabetes should ide Continue reading >>

Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Diabetic Friendly Smoothies

Living with diabetes is all about managing your blood sugar levels. This is a chronic illness, but you can live well with it if you manage it. A huge part of that management is diet. Several lifestyle factors can affect your well-being as a diabetic and your blood sugar levels, but what you eat on a daily basis is one of the most important. Eating healthful, balanced meals can help maintain a steady blood sugar level and smoothies can be a part of this balance. There are even some recommended superfoods that are particularly good for controlling blood sugar and they all work well in smoothies. Of course, it is important that you discuss any lifestyle changes, such as your diet, with your doctor. Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar, or glucose. Most common are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is sometimes called juvenile diabetes because it is usually first diagnosed during childhood. If you have type 1 diabetes, your pancreas doesn’t make insulin, the hormone that regulates glucose. In a healthy person, the pancreas releases insulin when blood sugar levels get too high. The insulin goes to work lowering the amount of glucose in the blood. Type 1 diabetics need to inject insulin regularly to maintain a normal blood sugar level. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas still makes insulin, but your body has developed a resistance to it and it no longer adequately lowers blood glucose levels. Type 2 diabetes is sometimes called adult-onset, as it is rare to develop in children. In adults type 2 is the most common kind of diabetes, accounting for around 90 percent of all cases. It develops in stages and can be prevented or even reversed with proper lifestyle changes, including diet, weight loss, and exe Continue reading >>

Low Carb Smoothies For Diabetics

Low Carb Smoothies For Diabetics

© All rights reserved My important message to all diabetics: Don't suffer through your sweet craving anymore. You can satiate your sweet tooth without throwing your blood sugar off balance. I know it can be boring to eat just fruits. They are sweet and low in calories, but sometimes our hard-to-please taste buds might want something a bit more fancy. These low-carb smoothies might be the healthy answer for you. Plus points of these diabetic-friendly smoothies They contain no refined sugar. Having fresh or frozen fruits as the main ingredients, they are packed with complex carbs and dietary fiber. Some of these smoothie recipes contain green tea powder and ground flaxseed, two diabetes superfoods that can keep a sugar spike at bay. Being low-carb and low-calorie, they are great diet smoothies for both diabetics and non-diabetic individuals to enjoy. ***Although low in sugar, these smoothies are NOT sugar-free. Thus, keep in mind that you still have to exercise portion control.*** Diabetic-Friendly Pina Colada Smoothie Pina Colada Smoothie Smoothie Ingredients (for 1 serving) 1 cup light plain yogurt 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple (cut into small chunks) 1 tsp. non-alcoholic coconut extract or coconut flavor 1 cup crushed ice To prepare this diet smoothie, put all the ingredients in a blender, then process on high speed until the ice is liquefied and the mixture is smooth. I prefer using fresh pineapple, as it has lower sugar content and no preservatives. If you don't want to be bothered with the slicing and cleaning process, however, canned pineapple will come in handy. Drink it the classy way: Garnish your pina colada smoothie with a pineapple slice or cocktail umbrella. To add a tropical air to it, you could serve this scrumptious drink in a hollowed-out pineapple. E Continue reading >>

From Pre-diabetes To No Diabetes In Sight. This Guy Rocked It! + Overnight Steel Cut Oats

From Pre-diabetes To No Diabetes In Sight. This Guy Rocked It! + Overnight Steel Cut Oats

I’ve received many an email from people telling me what a bastard I am to mention weight loss as a benefit of eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet. I’m always happy to get these emails because I like hearing different viewpoints. From what I’ve gathered, there are a couple of directions that people generally take on the losing weight train. There are the people who stand up for Big is Beautiful and any mention of weight loss stems from a collective societal dictation based on unrealistic and contrived views on beauty and acceptance. (Say that three times fast) Then we have people who for whatever reason are pro weight loss. Maybe for people trying to sell stuff it’s an easy market to tap; maybe some people are hung up on supermodels, and maybe some people just feel better after they lose a few pounds. It’s different for everyone, and everyone’s view should be accepted, regardless of your take. But here’s the thing. There’s not a fine line, there’s a line the size of the Grand fucking Canyon between losing weight when one is already healthy, and losing weight to save one’s life or to add a great deal of quality to that life. The conversation about losing weight for actual health reasons transcends any conversation about whether or not the topic of weight loss puts a damper on people’s confidence and self acceptance in society. For some people, there’s no angle or agenda, losing weight for them means going from pre-diabetes to no diabetes, having high blood pressure to normal blood pressure and having high cholesterol to perfect cholesterol. So for me, mentioning weight loss as a benefit of eating a plant based diet isn’t just important; it’s really fucking important. There are people who have turned their entire world around by dropping extra Continue reading >>

Mami's Banana And Oats Smoothie

Mami's Banana And Oats Smoothie

Choices: Fruit 1, Fat-Free Milk 0.5, Protein 0 Into a blender, add all ingredients and pulse 5 times. Blend for 90 seconds or until smooth. Register for free recipes, news you can use, and simple health tips delivered right to your inbox. Thank you for signing up to receive the Diabetes Forecast eNewsletter. We'll check in with you twice each month to share timely tips and friendly health reminders. Continue reading >>

Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes

Oatmeal Smoothie Recipes

A quick and tasty smoothie that really fills you upSubmitted by: GIVEN2DREAM CALORIES: 210.2 | FAT: 1.9g | PROTEIN: 15.1g | CARBS: 33.9g | FIBER: 3.2g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Calories Delicious and fiber-filled!Submitted by: SLENDER.TO.BE CALORIES: 270.1 | FAT: 4.6g | PROTEIN: 10.1g | CARBS: 50.3g | FIBER: 10.5g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Berry Oatmeal Smoothie Calories A twist on breakfast and smoothies... add the oatmeal to your smoothie and have breakfast to go!Submitted by: CINDYR457 CALORIES: 208.3 | FAT: 3.4g | PROTEIN: 6.4g | CARBS: 53.1g | FIBER: 7.1g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie Calories A filling shake for breakfast or snack.Submitted by: FEFERNATOR CALORIES: 341.7 | FAT: 7.8g | PROTEIN: 16.9g | CARBS: 55.7g | FIBER: 12.1g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Strawberry Oatmeal Yogurt Smoothie Calories I saw this on Kath Eats Real Food and it looked so good, I just had to try it!!! Guess what? It tastes awesome, perfect for a warm summer morning!!Submitted by: SHELBSYD CALORIES: 276.6 | FAT: 2.9g | PROTEIN: 23.6g | CARBS: 40g | FIBER: 5.5g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Strawberry Smoothie Oatmeal Calories Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie Calories This makes a BIG batch to put in the freezer!Submitted by: KATHIERAE CALORIES: 230.3 | FAT: 6.2g | PROTEIN: 4g | CARBS: 42.8g | FIBER: 5.1g Full ingredient & nutrition information of the Cran-Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie Calories Make Ahead Breakfast Smoothie (Chocolate, PB2 & Oatmeal) This is a Smoothie that uses PB2 (can get on Amazon), instead of real peanut butter -it saves some calories & fat & tastes just as good Continue reading >>

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes For Diabetics

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes For Diabetics

Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes for Diabetics Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes for Diabetics By Stacey Hugues | Reviewed by Richard N. Fogoros, MD Peanut butter smoothies may sound too decadent to fit into a diabetes diet , but these are not the "hands-off" breakfast treats you may think they are. Peanut butter not only helps contribute to a velvety smoothie texture, but it provides protein and a little bit of fat to help round out your meal. You can prep your blender with these diabetic breakfast smoothie ingredients (minus the ice) in the evening, so you are ready to blend in the morning. Nutrition facts:350 calories, 45 g carbohydrates, 18% calories from fat Nutrition facts: 350 calories, 45 g carbohydrates, 18% calories from fat 1 packet no-sugars-added chocolate instant breakfast powder Nutrition facts: 450 calories, 47 g carbohydrates, 16% calories from fat Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Diabetic Instant Breakfast Smoothies Recipes Peanut Butter in the Management of Type-2 Diabetes Joy Bauer, Ms, RD, Women's Health Expert, says peanuts and peanut butter are naturally low in carbs, so they can help prevent blood sugar spikes, making them a perfect food for people with type 2 diabetes. "Of course, you cant spoon your way through the whole jar (sorry!). Any peanut butter buff knows that [it can be] high in calories (nearly 100 per tablespoon), so its best to limit yourself to a 2-tablespoon serving size," Bauer says. And not all peanut butters are created equally, so when youre shopping, read the labels. Look for natural varieties made without added partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats), sugars and other suspect ingredients. Bauer also says, "A study in theBritish Journal of Nutritionfound that people who ate peanuts or peanut butter for Continue reading >>

How To Make A Healthy Green Smoothie For Diabetics

How To Make A Healthy Green Smoothie For Diabetics

How To Make A Healthy Green Smoothie For Diabetics Green smoothies are all the rage these days. But are green smoothies really good for you? Sometimes yes and sometimes no! It really depends on whats in them! A lot of times green smoothies are packing so much sugar you might as well drink a cola! Learn how to make a nutritious green smoothie that will help you fight off Type 2 Diabetes. Itll taste good too! Read on to learn how to make a healthy green smoothie for diabetics. The purpose of a green smoothie is to eat a salad in a cup. Unfortunately, blending up kale, spinach, parsley or other dark leafy greens with water tastes like pond sludge. Who wants to drink that? Not me! That's why you need sweetener, and the best place to get it is from whole fruit . If you follow my green smoothie rules AND secret formula,your smoothies wont go overboard with the sweetness, and your blood sugar will remain stable. Read on to the end of the blog post and Ill give you my favorite green smoothie recipe. 5 Rules To Making A Healthy Green Smoothie For Diabetics 1. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER use fruit juice in your green smoothie. Why? Too much sugar and no fiber ! The key to you getting sensitive to insulin again is fiber . DO NOT USE JUICE. 2. NEVER buy green smoothies premade and bottled. Nutrients in fruit and veggies quickly oxidize once processed (Vitamin A, C, E, D, some B vitamins and folic acid oxidize). Once oxidized, your vitamins become useless. This means by the time you get your green smoothie in the bottle youve most definitely lost most of the nutrients. 3. Only use enough fruit to make the green smoothie taste pleasant. 5. Drink your green smoothie right away, or store the rest in the fridge. So Lets Learn How To Make A Healthy Green Smoothie For Diabetics! First, my Continue reading >>

10 Delicious Diabetic-friendly Smoothies

10 Delicious Diabetic-friendly Smoothies

Having diabetes doesn’t mean you need to deny yourself all the foods you love, but you do want to make healthier food choices. One good choice is to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, which are heavy in nutrition but light in calories. Some fruits and vegetables are better for managing your diabetes than others. Look for produce that’s low on the glycemic index and load, meaning it won’t spike your blood sugar. Low-glycemic fruits and vegetables include: It’s also important to get plenty of calcium- and probiotic-rich dairy foods to fortify your bones and provide good gut bacteria. Good sources are low-fat milk, kefir, and Greek yogurt. These foods are essential to any diabetes diet, yet you don’t need to eat them with a fork or even a spoon. You can pack a lot of nutrition into one smoothie and get a delicious treat. As long as you stick with healthy ingredients and don’t add extra sweeteners, you can enjoy these treats on a regular basis. Just remember when you do blend fruit into your smoothies to count them as part of your daily fruit allowance so you don’t overdo it on carbohydrates. Even natural sugar can drive up your blood sugar if you eat too much of it. Here are 10 diabetes-friendly smoothie ideas to get you started. 1. Superfood Smoothie This smoothie has it all — antioxidant-rich berries, healthy fat from the avocado, greens, and protein. Just be careful when buying berry yogurt that you choose a brand that’s low in sugar, such as Siggi, or stevia-sweetened. Or opt for unsweetened yogurt. This recipe has 404 calories, so use it as a meal replacement instead of a snack. View the recipe. 2. Lower-Carb Strawberry Smoothie Recipe This smoothie’s creator has diabetes and discovered this recipe after some careful experimentation. Not only does Continue reading >>

5 Best Smoothies For Diabetics

5 Best Smoothies For Diabetics

Author Notes: Daily smoothies are a sure way to clean-up the diet from processed foods and artificial junk. Instead of a drive-through breakfast when crunched for time, a h (…more) —Ammy Serves 2 This smoothie is a delicious balance of protein, carbs and fats. With essential omega-3 fatty acids that boost heart health and reduce inflammation, this Chocolate Spinach Smoothie is a chocolate treat that you can enjoy in the morning without any guilt! Notes – Be sure to check the sugar content of the protein powder before using it. For complete recipe please visit - . Continue reading >>

Diabetes-friendly Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Diabetes-friendly Chocolate Chia Smoothie

Diabetes-Friendly Chocolate Chia Smoothie *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Satisfy a chocolate craving with this rich and creamy chocolate chia smoothie, perfect for breakfast, snack, or even a healthy dessert! Cinnamon flecked chia pudding is layered with a thick peanut butter and chocolate smoothie thats naturally sweetened with bananas. Although it feels like a rich and decadent treat, its packed with anti-inflammatory ingredients that also help lower blood sugar, like chia seeds, cinnamon , and cocoa powder. 1 medium frozen bananas, cut into chunks In a medium bowl, whisk together almond milk, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Let sit for at least 10 minutes for the chia seeds to swell and absorb the liquid. Combine the banana, almond milk, cocoa powder, and peanut butter powder in a blender. Puree until well combined. Divide the chia pudding between two glasses. Top with smoothie and serve immediately. The small seeds, usually associated with gag gifts from the 80s, are a completely edibleand super nutritious food. Theyre packed with omega-3 fats , fiber, calcium, and phosphorus . Chia seeds swell to about 10 times their dry size in liquids, so they may help keep you fuller longer. If youve never tried chia seeds, the texture is pretty similar to tapioca pudding. If you dont think youll like it, blend the chia seeds, cinnamon, and additional almond milk into the smoothie, which helps give it an extra creamy texture. Chia seeds are widely available, but if youre having a hard time locating them, check the bulk aisle of the grocery store or order online. Extra chia seeds will last 2 to 3 years stored in a waterproof package, like a glass mason jar. T Continue reading >>

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