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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HEALTHY BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE

Remember, cinnamon is a blood sugar stabilizer and should be used in everything it can be!

1 cup fat-free milk or low-fat soy milk
6-oz fat-free plain yogurt
2 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp flaxseed meal
1/2 cup blueberries (or other berries of your choice)
sprinkle of ground cinnamon

Pour the milk into the container of a blender.  Add the yogurt, walnuts, flaxseed, and blueberries.  Sprinkle with the cinnamon.  Blend the mixture for 15 seconds until thick and smooth.

1 serving of appoximately 385 calories, 45 g carbs, 22 g pro, 6 g fiber, 1 g sat fat, 16 g total fat