Diabetic individuals usually watch out their diet especially on the amount of sugar in their foods. This usually makes a diabetic diet very bland and they usually tend to lack flavor because of the food restrictions to control the blood sugar levels.
Breakfast is one of the most important meals for a diabetic because it usually jump starts the day for that stable blood sugar level especially when one is using insulin injections. To help diabetics prepare their breakfast into something that is flavorful minus the sugar rush, here are some of the guilt-free recipes that they can prepare:
1. Diabetic Peach Smoothie
Turn your regular morning drink into something very sweet minus the sugar with this peach smoothie.
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 medium peaches, chopped
- 2 medium bananas, chopped
- 2 cups soymilk
- Place soymilk, bananas, peaches and ground cinnamon until smooth.
- Serve immediately.
2. Home Made Granola
Granola is one of the healthiest foods that diabetics can have because they have a low glycemic index, which means that they are not converted to glucose immediately; thereby, preventing sudden increase in blood sugar levels and provide a steady source of energy during the day.
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 2 cups dried fruit (raisins, blueberries, cranberries) 10 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup sorghum
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup brown sugar substitute
- 1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
- 1 cup sesame seed
- 1/2 cup milled flax seed
- 1/2 lb unsweetened dried shredded coconut
1. Preheat oven to at most 350 degrees.
- Combine nuts, sesame seeds, coconut, flax seeds, wheat germ and oats in a large bowl.
- Combine vanilla, cinnamon, salt, sorghum, honey, oil, water and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Heat, but do not boil.
- Pour mixture over the nut mixture. Make sure that the dry ingredients are coated well.
- Spread the mixture into pans and bake for 30 minutes with occasional stirring. If you want it to be crunchier, bake for another 15 minutes.
- Set aside to cool and add the dried fruits.
- Store in a container in a dry place. It can be eaten for a maximum of 6 months.
3. Shrimp Noodle Soup
You can also prepare a simple noodle soup to keep you warm in the morning.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 ounces rice vermicelli
- 12 ounces fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 cup peeled, sliced carrots
- 1 2 quarts chicken broth
- Pinch crushed red pepper
- 1 cup sliced celery
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups snow peas
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Cook red pepper, ginger, garlic and onion in a saucepan for 2 minutes.
- Pour the celery, carrots and broth and boil.
- Simmer for another 5 minutes in low heat.
- Stir in the shrimp and snow peas and cook for 3 minutes.
- Put the noodles in 2 inch pieces into the soup and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Add flavor by adding pepper and soy sauce.
- Serve while hot.
If you are diabetic, you don’t need to eat unappetising meals. Discover diabetic recipes for you to enjoy your meal like other normal individuals do.