Posted on Sep 18, 2013 | Comments 0
A diabetes diagnosis changes people’s lives in many different ways. But changing your diet into a dull one- devoid of any kind of palatable pleasure- does not necessarily have to be one of them. Completely depriving yourself of sweet tit bits is a feat next to impossible. People who are diagnosed with diabetes often restrict themselves from consuming any kind of sweet food items. This can cause immense mental frustration, leading them to go on binge-eating patterns. But it is possible to indulge your sweet tooth with these diabetes friendly dessert recipes.
Diabetes Friendly Desserts
There are a number of alternatives that will help diabetic patients to satiate their craving for sweets with minimal amount of spike in their blood sugar. Some ideas for diabetes friendly desserts are:
- Low-calorie sugar free pudding layered with sugar free whipped topping.
- Gelatine made of fresh fruits or canned fruits which are packed in very light syrup.
- Sugar free hot chocolate drink with a dash of cinnamon on the top.
In case these sugar free alternatives do not satiate your palette, there is an option of using artificial sweeteners or you could also use some kind of natural sugar according to the dish that you wish to prepare.
Fruit Treats to Sweeten your Mouth
Fresh seasonal fruit provides you with a healthy sweet treat. Fruits provide you with natural sweetening elements and can be used in different types of fruit salads.
Combine fresh seasonal melons like honeydew melon with sufficient amount of cubed cantaloupe. Sprinkle few chopped mint leaves and mix the whole thing with a little honey. Honey provides natural sweetening and therefore using it to coat the salad makes it healthy yet sweet.
Fruit Salad with Yogurt
Combine fresh juicy fruits like strawberries, blueberry,green grapes and toss them together. In a bowl, whisk fat free plain yogurt, honey, lemon juice and vanilla extract altogether. This dressing should now be poured over the fruits and tossed gently. Refrigerating it is optional.
Strawberries and Cream Shake
All that is needed to make this delicious sweet shake is- fresh juicy strawberries, vanilla soy milk, sugar free strawberry syrup, coffee powder, ice cubes and some artificial sweetener. This is the easiest recipe for making yummy sweet shake without any hassle. All you need to do is put all the ingredients together and blend them for 30-45 seconds.
These recipes which are very low in sugar content will satiate the sweet cravings of the patients suffering from diabetes and therefore prevent them from binging on sweets.
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