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, September 3, 2016


3 cups unsweetened frozen strawberries
2/3 cup Splenda Granulated
1 1/4 cups fresh squeezed orange juice
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup ice cubes

Place all ingredients in a blender (will fill blender, that's okay). Mix on low 10 seconds. Remove lid, stir with a wooden spoon or silicone spatula.

Mix on medium speed for 15-20 seconds, remove lid and stir again.

Mix on high speed 15-20 seconds or until smooth. Pour into 5 glasses and serve immediately.

Note: I do not recommend smoothies for diabetics but people do request recipes. This has 14 grams of sugar per serving (1/5 of recipe). Yes, I know it is natural sugar, no sugar is added, but it is still sugar.

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