Tasty Drinks For Diabetics

Sometimes we tend to forget about the sugar in the beverages we drink. But it is very easy to get too much sugar from our drinks even though we are watching the sugar content and carbs in our food. If you are a diabetic or dieter who has to watch your sugar/carb intake but you love a good milkshake or cappuccino, do we have some recipes for you. Just the titles of these recipes are enough to send you scurrying to the kitchen to whip up a tasty treat. Look over these titles and find the easy recipe below. There's sure to be at least one that will become a favorite beverage of yours! Get ready to start lickin' your lips as these titles appear; Cappuccino Mix, Your Favorite Flavor Milk Shake for One, Strawberry Buttermilk Shake, and Banana Shake for Two.


1 cup powdered non-dairy coffee creamer

1 cup instant chocolate sugar-free drink mix

1/2 cup Splenda

2/3 cup instant coffee granules

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar or canister. To use: Add 3 tbsp to 1 cup boiling hot water. Stir well. Can also be used to flavor coffee by add 1-2 tsp per cup of coffee.

NOTE: Check your instant chocolate drink milk for sugar content. Use sugar-free if available.


1 cup 2% milk

2 tbsp sugar-free pudding mix, dry (flavor of your choice)

2 tbsp lite frozen whipped topping

8 ice cubes

Place all ingredients into blender cup and blend until smooth. Pour into a cold glass and enjoy.


1 1/2 cups fat-free milk

1/3 cup fresh strawberries OR sugar-free frozen berries

2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice

2 tbsp Splenda

1/2 cup fat-free buttermilk

In the container of a blender, combine milk, strawberries, orange juice, and Splenda. Process until the berries are pureed and the mix is frothy. Pour into a small pitcher. Stir in the buttermilk. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately.

1 cup = 105 calories, 16 g carbs, 8 g protein


1 banana, sliced

1 cup fat-free milk

1 cup non-fat, low-sugar vanilla yogurt

1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

1 tsp honey

Process all ingredients together in a blender. Pour into two cold glasses. Serve immediately. This recipe makes two servings for diabetics!

NOTE: This is also a good shake for anyone who has high blood pressure. This shake has 622 mg of potassium per serving and potassium is known to help reduce high blood pressure!.

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About The Author, Linda Carol Wilson
For more of Linda's recipes and diabetic information go to http://diabeticenjoyingfood.squarespace.com She also has a blog where she shares her vintage recipe collection. You will find it at http://grandmasvintagerecipes.blogspot.com