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. 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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MOCHA MOUSSE WITH BERRIES

This is delicious and goes together quickly, but it does need to chill at least 4 hours.  It can be chilled up to 24 hours making it a great make-ahead dessert.


1 1/3 cups low-fat milk
1 pkg sugar-free chocolate chips
1/2 cup egg substitute
1/4 cup brewed espresso
4 tbsp Splenda granulated
dash of salt
Whipped cream or frozen sugar-free whipped topping, thawed, for garnish
Fresh berries for garnish

In a heavy, non-aluminum pan cook the milk over medium-high heat for a couple of minutes until tiny bubbles start to form around the edges of the pan.  Immediately remove from the heat; set aside.

In a blender combine the chocolate chips, egg substitute, espresso, sugar, and salt; process on low until smooth, about 20 seconds.

With the blender running on low, add the milk in a slow stream; process until smooth, about a minute.

Pour approximately 1/3 cup of the mixture into each of 12 small dessert glasses; cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.

To serve, top with the whipped cream and fresh berries.