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Strawberry Mint Lemonade – Type Free Diabetes

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Strawberry Mint Lemonade

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 4 Cups of Fruits and
Vegetables Per Person: 2

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar substitute
  • 4 cups fresh mint leaves, lightly packed
  • 1 quart strawberry hulled, halved
  • 1 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed

Directions

  1. Place 2 cups water, sugar and
    mint in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain into a blender, discard mint.
  3. Thinly slice 1 cup of strawberries and set aside.
  4. Add 1/2 of the remaining strawberries to a blender and blend until smooth; pour
    into 2 quarter pitcher.
  5. Stir in sliced strawberries and remaining water.
  6. Add sugar to taste if needed, stirring until dissolved.
  7. Cover and chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Amount Per Serving


Calories 160

Calories from Fat 5 % Daily Value (DV)*
 

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 15mg 1%


Total Carbohydrate 67g 22%

Dietary Fiber 6g 24%

Sugars 9g

Protein 2g

Vitamin A 25%

Vitamin C 200%

Calcium 10%

Iron 10%
 

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000
calorie diet.


Diabetic Exchange**


Fruit: 1

Vegetables:
0

Meat: 0

Milk: 0

Fat: 0

Carbs: 1

Other: 0
** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included.
 
Source: 5 A Day for Better Health: cdc.gov;
www.Fruits & Veggies Matter.Org


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Power Gold Smoothie – TypeFree Diabetes

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Power Gold Smoothie

Makes 4 (10 oz.) servings


Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped of grated carrots
  • 1? cups pineapple juice
  • 3 Tbsp.
    honey
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • ? cup vanilla nonfat yogurt

Directions

  1. Place only chopped or grated carrots in blender and turn on high.
  2. Through lid, slowly drizzle in about 2 to 3 Tbsp. of the pineapple juice, allowing
    carrots to be pureed until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour in remaining juice with honey.
  4. Allow to blend until smooth and somewhat frothy; then with blender on high, add
    ice cubes.
  5. Blend until ice cubes are blended smooth.
  6. Stop blender, add yogurt, return lid and blend until mixed
  7. Poor into chilled
    glasses and enjoy!

*Chef’s Note: Using raw carrots in this
smoothie will produce a unique texture. If smoother consistency is desired, microwave
the grated carrot with 1 Tbsp. water in a covered microwave dish on high for 2 to
3 minutes. Proceed as above.


Nutrition Facts

Amounts per serving:

Calories 180
Fat 0g
Protein 3g
Carbohydrate 43g
Cholesterol 0mg
Fiber 2g

The National 5 A Day Program – www.5aday.gov

Source: PBH


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Juicy Tomato Smoothie – TypeFree Diabetes

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Juicy Tomato Smoothie

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 4
Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 2


Ingredients

  • 3 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup no sodium tomato juice
  • 1 cup apple
    juice
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp onion,
    minced
  • 1 cups ice

Directions

Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts



Serving Size:

1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving Calories
 90 Calories from Fat 5

% Daily Value (DV)*
Total Fat 1g 1%
      Saturated Fat 0g 0%
      Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
      Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
      Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 180%
Vitamin C 90%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 0
Vegetables: 3
Meat: 0
Milk: 0
Fat: 0
Carbs: 0
Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included.

Source: 5 A Day for Better Health: 5aDay.gov;
www.Fruits&VeggiesMatter.org


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Cantaloupe Slush with Mango – TypeFree Diabetes

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Cantaloupe Slush with Mango

Preparation Time: 4 hours, 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 4 Cups of Fruits and
Vegetables Per Person: 3

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized cantaloupe
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 mango

Directions

  1. Peel and seed cantaloupe.
  2. Cut into 1-inch pieces. (It should equal about 6 cups.)
  3. Place in blender
    or food processor with lemon juice and honey, and puree until very smooth.
  4. Pour
    mixture into a shallow “9×12” glass pan and set in the freezer for two hours.
  5. With a fork, chip and stir the icy mixture and return it to the freezer for two
    to four hours.
  6. Peel and cut mango into long, thin, attractive slices, avoiding
    the pit (which is shaped like a large almond).
  7. Again with a fork, chip the frozen
    cantaloupe mixture so it resembles a snow cone or shaved ice.
  8. Spoon it into
    clear bowls, top with mango slices, and serve.
 

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size:
1/4 recipe Amount Per Serving Calories 100

Calories from Fat 5 % Daily Value (DV)*
 
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
 
Total Carbohydrate 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 130% Vitamin C 130% Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
 
Diabetic Exchange** Fruit: 1 Vegetables:
0 Meat: 0 Milk: 0 Fat: 0 Carbs: 0 Other: 0
** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included.
 
Source: 5 A Day for Better Health: 5aDay.gov;
www.Fruits & Veggies Matter.Org


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Black and Blue Berry Smoothie – TypeFree Diabetes

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Black and Blue Berry Smoothie

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person:
1


Ingredients

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 cup fat free plain yogurt
  • 1 cup fat free milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups ice 

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 120

Calories from Fat 5 % Daily Value (DV)*

Total Fat 1g 1%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 2mg 0%

Sodium 70mg 3%

Total Carbohydrate 26g 8%

Dietary Fiber 5g 20%

Sugars 17g

Protein 6g

Vitamin A 10%

Vitamin C 40%

Calcium 15%
 Iron 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Diabetic Exchange
** Fruit: 1 Vegetables: 0 Meat: 0 Milk: 1 Fat: 0 Carbs: 0 Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included. Source: 5 A Day for better health: cdc.gov;
www.Fruits & Veggies Matter.Org


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