WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

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.

Monday, July 4, 2011

CHAI BANANA SMOOTHIE

Caution: See nutritional information following this recipe. This recipe does contain sugar that is found naturally in the bananas, milk, and yogurt.

4 large bananas, peeled and sliced
1 cup 1% milk
1 regular-size chai tea bag
1/3 cup Splenda Granular
3/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt

Place bananas in freezer for about 30 minutes or until frozen.

Pour milk into a microwave-safe measuring cup; microwave on high for 1 minute or just until milk reaches a boil. Add the chai tea bag to the milk and allow to steep for 20 minutes, pressing bag gently with a spoon to release chai flavor. Remove and discard tea bag; chill chai flavored milk for 10 minutes.

Combine frozen bananas, Splenda, yogurt, and chai milk in a blender. Process mixture until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Yield: 4 servings
Per serving: 180 calories (10 from fat), carbs 38 g, protein 6 g, 1 g fat, 3 g fiber, 5 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 32 g sugar from the milk, yogurt, and bananas.