We know that the goal of a good treatment for diabetics is to keep your blood glucose level as close as possible to normal value. This is achieved with a healthy diet and exercise. However, you don’t have to say goodbye forever sweetly. You can check it by preparing these exquisite desserts for diabetics.
How to Include Desserts for Diabetics in Your Diet?
Surely you already know that a diet suitable for diabetes has to include healthy carbohydrates (fruits and vegetables) and avoid excessive consumption of salt and trans and saturated fats. What sweet things can you have for dessert considering these limitations? The key is to replace the ingredients loaded with sugar and trans fats that we generally use to prepare desserts, with other much healthier ingredients.
“It is easier than you think! In desserts for diabetics they are allowed to use oatmeal, nuts and even peanut butter”.
The important thing is not to definitively eliminate those foods that we like, because this is very difficult to sustain and generally ends in frustration and compulsive attacks on the refrigerator to calm cravings. Treat yourself with the options we bring to you below. Recently I was talking to a doctor friend in relation to a blog reader who suffers from diabetes and often prepares food based on ingredients found in some diabetic food recipes that, according to my knowledge on this topic, I think they contain certain things that are not very healthy. This friend, who due to his occupation frequently treats patients suffering from this disease, told me the following: “Look, diabetics are people too, and as such, they will also have the same desires, appetites and yearnings for certain” bad “foods that other people have.” Then he went on to give me some examples of some of his patients who on several occasions had been tempted by recipes with which they were supposed to prepare delicious healthy dishes suitable for diabetics; but that in the end they ended up worsening their conditions and unconsciously they had worsened their health situations. He also told me: “With this I am not telling you that all recipes for foods recommended for people suffering from this disease are not good. What I am telling you is that you have to be careful with the recipes you choose” With this in mind, and with the intention of helping our readers, I began to look for good recipes and I realized that such a search can be terribly discouraging, especially because to prepare many of them it is necessary to have available some ingredients that not always They are so easy to find. Today I want to share with you two recipes that I really think you will enjoy with health (I will be adding more in future updates of the post):
Cheesecake for Diabetics (Almost Sugar Free):
The following recipe will give you an idea of a dessert that was obviously well thought out by a diabetic and that contains a controlled amount of sugar; therefore it is very healthy … and who does not like a cheesecake?
For the Base:
- Cookie crumbs: 1 ¾ cups
- ½ cup fat free butter
- Cinnamon powder ½ teaspoon
For the Cheesecake:
- 1 cup of water
- Lemon jelly without sugar 1 package
- Vanilla extract 2 teaspoons
- 1 cup nonfat milk cream
- Cream of cheese without fat 1 Pack
- Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C – 350 degrees F.
- Take a bowl and mix the butter, cookie crumbs and cinnamon powder. Mix well.
- Rosar some flour in a skip so that the base does not stick. Press the mixture into the skip, creating a mold or base where you will put the cheese mixture that you are going to make next.
- Bake in the oven for about 9-10 minutes at 350 degrees and then set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and vanilla mixture until smooth.
- Boil a cup of water, and then dissolve the jelly in it. Set this aside and let the mixture thicken slightly. Be careful not to cool, because if that happens then it will stick
- Add the gelatin to the cream cheese and vanilla mixture, and then put it in the whipped cream.
- Pour this mixture into the base that was made before. Put this for one night in the refrigerator.
Cherry Pie for Diabetics (Almost Sugar Free):
- 2 cans of seedless cherry (Canned in water)
- 1 small packet of unsweetened vanilla pudding
- 1 small package of cherry jelly
- 4 teaspoon of Splenda (Sugar substitute)
- 1 9-inch pie mold, baked
- Drain the cherries and pour the juice into a saucepan.
- Set the cherries aside.
- Pour the pudding into the juice of the cherries, put it on the fire and stir with a whisk until the mixture is boiling.
- Continue moving until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly.
- Get out of the fire.
- Add the gelatin and Splenda powder and move until it mixes well with the pudding and cherry juice.
- Add the cherries and mix until they are coated in the previous mixture.
- Transfer the mixture to the pie dough and let cool completely. Put in the refrigerator for approximately three to four hours.
- By varying the ingredients of this recipe, you can make delicious desserts allowed for diabetics.
- You can make cakes of different fruits such as apples, peaches and even pumpkin. Do not forget to take into account the amount and type of fruit used so that you can calculate the amount of calories in your recipe.
- As my doctor friend told me, it is not that there are no good dessert recipes for diabetics; but we have to make sure we find the right ones.
Honey and Blueberry Ice Cream:
In a pot, simmer 2/3 cup of water with 2/3 cup of sugar over medium heat, stirring until it dissolves completely. Transfer this syrup to a smaller pot and let cool. Apart, process 4 cups of blueberries to obtain a soft puree. Strain the mixture to remove the seeds and other solid parts. Place the puree in a large bowl and add the syrup, 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 5 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir well to mix everything. Place the mixture in ice cream molds and take them to the freezer until they are firm (at least 8 hours).
Yogurt with Red Fruits and Peaches:
Mix a cup of skimmed natural yogurt with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of vanilla extract, stirring very well. In a separate bowl, gently mix half a cup of blueberries, half a cup of strawberries and half a cup of diced peaches. Serve the fruits in individual pots and cover each with yogurt preparation. Garnish with flax seeds.
Lightweight Sponge Cake:
Turn on the oven at moderate temperature. Sift a cup of leavening flour with 1/3 cup of sugar. Apart, in a very large bowl beat 8 egg whites with a teaspoon of cream of tartar until you get a foam. Slowly but continuously add half a cup of flour mixed with a pinch of salt, while stirring. Then, add a dash of vanilla extract and continue beating until it is consistent. Add the flour, stirring in an enveloping manner until it is homogeneous. Place the mixture in a previously oiled and floured baking sheet, and cook for about 35 minutes, until it is browned on the outside and fluffy in the center. As you can see, desserts for diabetics do not have to be missing from your menus, but always remember that moderation is key. And if you want to learn more recipes and other foods that will help you control your disease, then I recommend Andrés Di Angelo’s FREE DIABETES program. His method contains everything you need to know to get proven, long-term results, and overcome your illness. Apply all the power of the most beneficial foods that include homemade desserts for diabetics, combined with specific exercises and lifestyle habits that will change your life.