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.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

REFRESHING STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

3 cups water
1 1/2 cups Splenda Granulated
8 to 10 lemons (to make 2 cups juice)
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved (or frozen sugar-free, thawed)
1 liter sparkling water
lemon slices for garnish
fresh mint leaves for garnish, if desired

Bring the 3 cups of water and the Splenda to a boil in a 2-quart saucepan.  Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring often, until Splenda is completely dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.  Set aside to cool completely.

Place the strawberries in blender with a half cup of the lemon mixture; blend until pureed.  Strain puree to remove seeds then add the puree to the remaining lemonade mixture.  Stir mixture well to combine.  Refrigerate until serving time.

To serve: Stir in the seltzer and pour lemonade over ice.  Garnish with lemon slices and mint leaves, if desired.