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Breakfast is one of the best times of the day to load up on fruit. Since fruit is the most easily digested of all the foods we eat, it doesn’t overtax the digestive system like many traditional breakfast foods that are high in protein and fat. For people with diabetes, though, it is important to consume some protein at each meal in order to slow down carbohydrate utilization and prevent spikes in blood sugar. Since many traditional breakfast foods – even many of the ones recommended for controlling diabetes – are high in calories and can damage your health in other ways, it’s good to lighten things up every once in a while with fresh or frozen fruit combinations that won’t spike your blood sugar.

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To help you get started, we’ve provided two diabetic smoothie recipes  which use nut butters and milk (dairy or soy) for added protein to keep your blood sugar in check all morning. Try these out and see what other tasty and satisfying smoothie combinations you can come up with!

Tropical fruit blast

  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • ½ cup kiwi, peeled and cut into chunks
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen mango, peeled and cut
  • into chunks
  • 1 whole banana, peeled
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dairy or soy milk

Add the first five ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms. (With frozen mango, this may take a bit longer.) Slowly stream in milk from the top of the blender or food processor until all milk has been added.

Triple berry delight

  • 2 tbsp almond butter (or substitute peanut butter for a “PB&J” treat!)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries (if using frozen, cut into quarters)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1 whole banana, peeled
  • 1 packet stevia (or 2-3 pitted dates)
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dairy or soy milk

Add the first seven ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until a smooth paste forms. (With frozen fruit, this may take a bit longer than if some or all the fruit is fresh.) Slowly stream in milk from the top of the blender or food processor until all milk has been added.

Diabetes Health Supplies is committed to helping you manage your diabetes symptoms with diabetic recipe ideas as well as diabetes supplies and guidance on how use them. For more information, contact us.

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