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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

DIABETIC-FRIENDLY HOT SPICY BEVERAGE

1 cup dried sugar-free orange-flavored breakfast drink mix
1/2 cup dried sugar-free iced tea mix
1/4 cup dried sugar-free lemonade drink mix
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp whole cloves
peel of one orange
peel of one lemon
2 gallons water
Cinnamon sticks for stirrers, optional

Combine all ingredients, except cinnamon sticks, in a large pot or a slow cooker. Stir together well and bring slowly to a boil, turn down to simmer. Serve directly from pot after removing the peels and cloves. Add a cinnamon stick to the mug, if desired.

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