I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Being diabetic does not mean we have to give up everything good. In fact, we diabetics can also enjoy a breakfast smoothie or a refreshing smoothie midday. This recipe is tasty, easy to make, and will fit into your diabetic diet when used as a meal substitute or a snack but not as a beverage with a meal! Orange Strawberry Sunrise Smoothie is a great way to start your day.

1 tub Crystal Light Sunrise Classic Orange Flavor sugar-free drink mix
1 cup cold water
1 cup chopped no-sugar-added frozen strawberries
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp fat-free sour cream

Add the drink mix to the water; stir until the mix is dissolved. Remove 2 tablespoons of the prepared mix and put in a blender container. Reserve the remaining drink mix.

Add the strawberries, milk, and sour cream to the blender container. Cover blender and blend on high speed for 30 seconds or until the drink is thickened and well blended. Serve immediately.

Yield: 1 serving

NOTE: Use the remaining drink mix to make more smoothies. Or pour the mixture into a pitcher and add 6 cups cold water; stir to blend well. Serve or keep in the refrigerator.

This is a perfect drink to enjoy after a workout.